Tech Council of Australia Welcomes 17 New Member Companies

To Help Meet Our Target of Creating $250 Billion A Year in Value for all Australians.

CANBERRA 30, March 2023 – The Tech Council of Australia (TCA) today announced a range of eminent new members joining the TCA, who each share a commitment to ensuring tech activity across all industries in Australia will contribute $250 billion a year to GDP by 2030.

Kate Pounder, TCA CEO believes these new members will bolster an already impressive membership group.

“In joining the TCA, each of these members are demonstrating a commitment to the Australian technology sector.”

The new members announced today include:

  1. CyberCX
  2. Datacom
  3. Nokia
  4. Kyndryl
  5. Equinix
  6. Salesforce
  7. Telstra
  8. IBM
  9. Workday Australia
  10. TelstraSuper
  11. CipherStash
  12. Partners for Growth
  13. 1835i
  14. Mentem by UNSW
  15. DUG Technology
  16. GreenSquareDC
  17. EventsAir

“In addition to our ambitions around GDP, we will work with our members to ensure by 2030 we have 1.2m people in tech jobs, which we believe is absolutely crucial for our country’s future.”

“Our new members will also support our aspiration in making Australia the best place in the world to start and scale a tech company.”

“Coming together as an industry and collaborating on some of the most crucial issues across our economy will ensure we have the right settings in place for a prosperous future.”

“We also have the ability to hear from some of the most innovative companies in the world as part of this group and bring those insights to policymakers.”

“As the TCA approaches our second birthday, we couldn’t be prouder of what we have achieved. There have been some real breakthroughs for our sector which we feel incredibly proud of.” Ms Pounder said.

Some achievements since launch include:

1. Prime Minister the Hon. Anthony Albanese MP announcing the adoption of the TCA’s goal of 1.2 million tech workers by 2030 as part of official Government policy.

2. $1 Billion for critical technologies as part of the Government’s National Reconstruction Fund.

3. Reforms to Employee Share Schemes to reduce red tape, improve tax arrangements and help Australian tech companies compete for the best talent.

4. Introduction of the $1 Billion Technology Investment Boost to increase tech adoption by small and medium enterprises.

5. A commitment from the Government to work with TCA and other industry bodies to develop digital apprenticeships as part of the Digital and Tech Skills Compact.

6. Political support for the Digital Employment Forum’s proposed National Virtual Work Experience Program, to allow secondary school students to try a career in tech, no matter where they are or what barriers they face.

7. Additional funding to clear the skilled migration visa backlog, an expansion of post-study work rights for university graduates and a major review of the skilled migration system.

8. Improved guidance material for software claims under the Research and Development Tax Incentive.

9. More informed regulatory design, including the creation of a constructive tech industry voice on cyber security and privacy reform.

“We welcome our new members and look forward to working with them as part of our membership community.” Ms Pounder said.

For more information:

Kate Lord, Akin Agency

0432 448 248


About the Tech Council of Australia

The Tech Council of Australia is the peak industry body for Australia’s tech sector. Providing a trusted voice for Australia’s technology industry, with over 160 members, the Tech Council comprises the full spectrum of tech companies.

We aim to advise and engage with Australian governments, businesses, and the wider community to help support the ongoing creation, development, and adoption of technology across industries.

Our vision is for a prosperous Australia that thrives by harnessing the power of technology.


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