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May 23, 2019
SA’s $50m gov’t VC fund in doubt
The South Australian government is seeking “urgent advice” on its $50 million Venture Capital Fund run by Blue Sky Alternative Investments after th...
May 23, 2019
Three new P-TECH schools for NSW
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...
May 23, 2019
Science reacts to Coalition victory
Both Science & Technology Australia and the Australian Academy of Sciences have released statements on the re-election of the Coalition government, welcomi...
May 22, 2019
Growth Centre push for manufacturing
The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre has launched a new educational platform aiming to help local manufacturers keep pace with digital change and build res...
October 7, 2013
Who will lead the Coalition agenda?
The return of Ian Macfarlane to his old stomping ground as industry minister might be a good thing. If nothing else, he is on familiar ground, having run the por...
August 27, 2013
Creating a digital super-portfolio
The public service can have a huge role in building innovation culture through the rest of the economy. But to make that happen, it’s time to move responsibility...
August 15, 2013
SIV: Chinese VC leads capital boom
After a slow start, investment dollars arriving in Australia through the Significant Investor Visa (SIV) program have started to flow more consistently and the p...
August 13, 2013
Crowdsourcing the election worm
The so-called polling “worm” used by the Seven Network during the first leaders’ debate at the National Press Club last night broke significant new ground, with ...
August 8, 2013
Tapping the NICTA talent pool
It’s a little known fact, but Australia has world-class expertise in the data science hotspot of machine learning. That’s the pointy end of Big Data. Big ...
August 7, 2013
The power of the private pitchfest
There are a variety of government programs aimed at raising the business profile of technology startups. This support, from state and federal governments, ranges...
August 2, 2013
BCA plan misses innovation mark
If you were searching for a world-class innovation policy to drive productivity and growth across the economy, the Business Council of Australia is probably not ...
July 31, 2013
STEM strategy paper launched
The nation’s Chief Scientist Ian Chubb has been busy. He has been talking up the need for a national strategy on improving STEM capabilities in Australia since...
July 30, 2013
Public sector holds back Israel
As incredible as it sounds for a country as successful in the startup sector as Israel, the country’s low productivity and the slow uptake of technology by gover...
July 30, 2013
ICT teachers need an upgrade
Australian industry will continue to suffer shortages of work-ready ICT graduates if employers don’t invest more in the education process, according to the Aust...
July 29, 2013
ICT Skills: Crisis? What crisis?
The Australian Workplace and Productivity Agency’s ICT Workforce Study has sunk without a trace. Which is a shame. It is a serious piece of work that deserves ...
July 24, 2013
Immigration daze: 888 slow lane
New numbers released by the Department of Immigration show continued strong interest in the Significant Investor Visa program, which has now attracted more than ...
July 19, 2013
PwC startup report ignores China
The PwC report on ‘ The Startup Economy ‘ that has been floating around the innovation sector is a cracking read. It is slightly crazy in its heroic assumption...
July 15, 2013
VC: Patience is a virtue
The startup sector’s relentless pursuit of a bigger chunk of Australia’s superannuation funds is a bit like Herman Melville’s hunt for a great white whale. Ho...
July 12, 2013
Mike Quigley was the right choice
Everyone has an opinion about Mike Quigley’s performance as the founding CEO of the NBN Company. No-one seems shy about sharing their view. So here’s my two-bits...
July 9, 2013
Tech skills plan looks familiar
The Australian Workplace and Productivity Agency today released a report that outlines in detail what the industry has long known: That Australia produces too ...
July 1, 2013
New Ministry: Albo is not enough
Anthony Albanese is one of this parliament’s best performers, always on the front-foot and always scrapping. The new Prime Minister’s decision to give him Commun...
June 25, 2013
ICT needs a single policy home
Let’s move responsibility for the tech sector away from the oily-rag end of industry policy once and for all. It must surely be time for ICT industry developm...
June 24, 2013
Game Changer: 888 investment visas
There is a flood of investment money heading to Australia from high net worth individuals seeking permanent residency in this country through a special new class...
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