The WA government has launched a state STEM skills strategy to help students and the current workforce alike develop science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) skills to prepare for “the jobs of the future”.
Australia must recognise how fast its competitors are working, and the “intensity” with which governments are supporting their startups, Crossroads warned.
The NSW Government has unveiled a digital transformation strategy detailing how it will look to update its processes to better serve NSW residents.
Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen delivered a scathing assessment of the government’s innovation efforts at Sydney fintech hub Stone and Chalk today as he pleaded Labor’s own “case for innovation”.
The 457 visa, or the temporary work visa allowing skilled workers to work for an approved business in Australia for up to four years, is to be abolished.
South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has unveiled a “21st Century energy plan that protects the people of South Australia”.
The Federal Government this week opened the Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) in Adelaide and online Defence Innovation Hub
Ahead of the release of its 2016 Crossroads report later this week, advocacy body StartupAUS has announced the appointment of Topaz Conway to its board and existing board director Teresa Engelhard as chairman.
StartupAUS is looking to hear from startups around Australia about their experiences in a series of workshops to ensure their voices are heard.
The South Australian Government has released a report outlining how it can improve the commercialisation of the state’s research and better support its startup ecosystem, with the establishment of a $50 million venture capital fund and development of a single innovation policy statement among the recommendations presented.
The main topic of discussion was how Australia can become a major global competitor in technology and innovation, with Wyatt Roy, dubbed “the human disruptor” on the day, saying that the new innovation statement will be a total game changer for the industry and a total shock for driving innovation.
Last Friday, Australian advocacy group StartupAUS sat down with the newly appointed Minister for Innovation Christopher Pyne to discuss high-priority policy solutions to support startups in the areas of access to capital and hiring talent, ahead of government’s policy hackathon to take place at BlueChilli HQ this weekend.
The newly appointed Assistant Minister for Innovation The Hon. Wyatt Roy MP has teamed up with venture technology firm BlueChilli to facilitate a one-day policy hackathon to take place in Sydney next weekend.
MindHive could be described as a platform that’s bit like a Freelancer or Upwork, except instead of a website needing to built, there is a problem that needs to be solved; and it’s not just an individual working on that issue, it’s a team of people contributing to the solution.
Small Business Minister Bruce Billson yesterday announced the preliminary details of a Jobs and Small Business package to be delivered in next week’s Budget.