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Skills

Denham Sadler
June 17, 2019
The twelve-month pilot of a Global Talent Scheme for tech-focused visas will be continued past its looming finish date as the federal government conducts a rev...

Research

Aimee Chanthadavong
June 17, 2019
Liberal senator Arthur Sinodinos has pledged to keep a keen eye on science and innovation, even as he is set to become Australia’s next Ambassador to the...
Denham Sadler
June 17, 2019
The Queensland government has defended its spending on tech projects after the Opposition accused it of being a “digital disaster zone” with $450 m...

Exit

Denham Sadler
June 17, 2019
Former Victorian innovation minister Philip Dalidakis has quit state Parliament with immediate effect to take up a new role at Australia Post. Mr Dalidakis ...

High-Growth Focus

Graeme Philipson
March 7, 2016
Solar and other forms of renewable energy have been in the news recently. Much of the attention has been on the Government’s equivocation on Australia’s renewa...

R&D Policy

James Riley
March 7, 2016
Australia’s new Chief Scientist and deputy chair of Innovation and Science Australia Alan Finkel has outlined a compelling case for increasing Government’s dir...
David Havyatt
March 4, 2016
In the latest Australian Infrastructure Plan it was easy to be distracted by its recommendations on privatising assets, including the NBN. It wasn’t the only...
James Riley
March 1, 2016
There is a real-world aphorism that tells us the three most important contributors to a successful business is location, location and location. It turns out...

People

Beverley Head
March 1, 2016
ANZ Bank has snared former Google boss Maile Carnegie as group executive of its digital banking group reporting directly to the CEO, Shayne Elliott. The app...
Michael Sainsbury
March 1, 2016
There’s an increasingly disappointing air of predictability that is settling over Malcolm Turnbull’s National Innovation and Science Agenda. And that, one w...
Beverley Head
March 1, 2016
Technology One is about to start reinventing itself again, and it hasn’t even concluded the last overhaul. Founder and executive chairman Adrian Di Marco is ad...

Tax Policy

Stuart Kennedy
March 1, 2016
There are pitfalls for startups in the federal government’s R&D offset scheme for applicants who are planning to bootstrap their business from revenue and ...

Digital Government

James Riley
February 29, 2016
The creation of a new digital division within the department of Immigration and Border Protection and the appointment of a Chief Digital Officer is the model t...
Graeme Philipson
February 29, 2016
A report on the future of work was released on Friday at a grand affair at the Sydney Opera House. The report looks at the effects of technology on the labour ...
Michael Sainsbury
February 26, 2016
Sir Humphrey Appleby this week smashed a bottle of bubbly over the bow of a new FinTech committee, blessing all who sail in her. At least I assume it was Sir ...
February 25, 2016
Stock markets in Australia and globally have been shaky recently, but companies that floated on the ASX in 2015 have done well. The IPO (Initial Public Offerin...
Michael Sainsbury
February 25, 2016
Close your eyes and imagine, if you will, that Tony Abbott is still Prime Minister and is busy executing his groundbreaking innovation strategy. Then imagin...
Michael Sainsbury
February 23, 2016
The geyser of mainly Chinese money meant to fertilize Australia’s venture capital and startup sectors, and small cap companies, via the government’s recast Sig...
James Riley
February 23, 2016
The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull last night chaired the first meeting of the Innovation and Science Committee of the Cabinet. The meeting marks the first ti...
Beverley Head
February 23, 2016
Forty-three per cent of appointments to ASX 200 boards in January were female. It’s an encouraging statistic, but the rebalancing still has a long, long way to...
James Riley
February 23, 2016
The creation of an entrepreneur visa was always a good idea. Australia has visa streams specifically designed to attract capital, and others to attract busines...
James Riley
February 22, 2016
StartupAus is a hugely influential voice in the Australian tech and innovation landscape. It is self-described as the “peak advocacy group for startups.” Bu...

High-Growth Profile

Graeme Philipson
February 22, 2016
Get ready to hear a lot more about streaming analytics. The term describes the real-time analysis of data from sensors and monitors and RFID chips and all the ...
Graeme Philipson
February 19, 2016
Qantas has held the first ever aerial TED talks, in the first class cabin of a Boeing 747 (flight QF73) flying from Sydney to San Francisco on Thursday afternoon...