James Riley
September 5, 2014
The federal Treasurer has cranked up the rhetoric about targeting tax avoidance among multinationals companies in Australia, and outlined measures the government...
James Riley
September 4, 2014
The Chief Scientist Ian Chubb wants Australia to play a leadership role in creating an Asian-Area Research Zone as a part of his strategy for beefing up the na...
James Riley
September 3, 2014
There are many pipe dreams in the Australian startup sector. Chief among these happy dreams is the notion that the Australian Government will end negative gearin...
James Riley
August 29, 2014
Competition among the states for investment dollars being channeled through the Significant Investor Visa program has forced New South Wales to drop its requirem...
James Riley
August 28, 2014
As Immigration Minister in 2012, Chris Bowen was the architect of the Significant Investor Visa program that is bringing cashed-up business people to Australia. ...
James Riley
August 27, 2014
Earlier this week I spoke with former Howard Government minister Amanda Vanstone about the Significant Investor Visa (SIV) program as a guest on her excellent we...
James Riley
August 25, 2014
One hundred young innovators from China will travel to Sydney’s VIVID festival of ideas next year to be matched with 100 young Australian counterparts for an amb...
James Riley
August 20, 2014
The Australian Government’s extreme plan to force young unemployed people to wait six months before becoming eligible for welfare benefits has more to do with yo...
James Riley
August 14, 2014
The Chief Scientists of most advanced economies today have better things to do than spend their time trying to convince kids – and their government – that studyi...
James Riley
August 13, 2014
The release of the Tony Abbott-chaired National Industry Investment and Competitiveness Agenda has been pushed beyond August, so the startup sector will need to ...
James Riley
August 11, 2014
It is crunch time for Ollo Wearables’ CEO Hugh Geiger. He has packed his bags and left Australia. The company has moved to San Francisco. Actually it was crun...
James Riley
July 6, 2014
There are more than 1,000 formal applications from wealthy Chinese for Significant Investor Visas sitting in Hong Kong with officials from the Australian Immigra...
James Riley
June 24, 2014
Federal Small Business Minister Bruce Billson added some shape to some of the unknowns in government’s tech sector industry policy on Friday at a G20 satellite c...
James Riley
June 19, 2014
Maurice Newman has some interesting views on innovation in Australia, and it is unfortunate they didn’t get wider circulation in the tech sector’s discussions on...
James Riley
June 18, 2014
There is a problem developing in relation to the Significant Investor Visa program. The problem isn’t about a lack of cash pouring into the Immigration departmen...
James Riley
June 12, 2014
In a week in which our Prime Minister has been spruiking the resources sector and the promise of great returns for investment in Australian infrastructure, Chi...
James Riley
June 4, 2014
The health of the relationship with China is fundamental to the health of the Australian economy. This overwhelming consensus view is not just related to Austral...
James Riley
June 2, 2014
Listening to the shrieks and squeals of tech sector commentators over the past few weeks, you’d be forgiven for thinking Joe Hockey’s first budget contained no...
James Riley
February 19, 2014
The log-jam choking the approvals process of the Significant Investor Visa program has started to clear. But whether any of this money finds its way into innovat...
James Riley
November 10, 2013
It was a tough week for science in Australia last week as it was revealed staff numbers at the nation’s flagship science agency – the CSIRO – are under threat....