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Blue Sky

Denham Sadler
May 23, 2019
The South Australian government is seeking “urgent advice” on its $50 million Venture Capital Fund run by Blue Sky Alternative Investments after th...

Education

Seamus Byrne
May 23, 2019
Newly-appointed NSW Skills and Tertiary Education minister Dr Geoff Lee has told an IBM conference in Sydney on Wednesday that the state will expand the lauded...

Policy

Seamus Byrne
May 23, 2019
Both Science & Technology Australia and the Australian Academy of Sciences have released statements on the re-election of the Coalition government, welcomi...

Manufacturing

Denham Sadler
May 22, 2019
The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre has launched a new educational platform aiming to help local manufacturers keep pace with digital change and build res...
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....
James Riley
November 1, 2013
There were a ton a science prizes handed out in Australia this week. So in the interests of acknowledging the superb calibre of our science community – and these...
James Riley
November 1, 2013
Rupert Murdoch is a funny bugger. Just when you think that age has wearied him, and that his keen eye for the Big Picture had finally been overcome by terminal o...
James Riley
October 29, 2013
The Attorney-General’s confirmation of the Australian Government’s ban on any involvement by Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei in the construction of the Na...
James Riley
October 28, 2013
There is a large potential pool of entrepreneurial talent within the international student community that gets overlooked in this country because they don’t work...
James Riley
October 24, 2013
The biggest potential policy game changer for the Australian start-up sector is about to get a reboot. In a landmark speech on Monday, Immigration Minister Sc...
James Riley
October 22, 2013
The 800 pound gorilla of the Australian technology sector – Telstra – has gently lifted the covers from its shiny new startup accelerator program, tiptoeing care...
James Riley
October 21, 2013
Labor leader Bill Shorten has produced a mixed bag of the old and the new in his shadow cabinet; some good, some less than good. In the many and various portf...
James Riley
October 15, 2013
With the ascension of Bill Shorten to the most thankless job in Australian politics and the naming of the new shadow ministry, the shape of Labor in opposition...
James Riley
October 9, 2013
The Deloitte  ’Positioning for Prosperity’  report released this week makes an obvious and painful point for anyone who has an interest in the Australian tech se...