Aussie start-ups believe a multi-million dollars funding pledge to help SMEs is a great idea in principle, but are cautious over the Scott Morrison government’s initiative to help small business. The Coalition propose a $100 million Australian Business Growth Fund to help small and family businesses grow.
The latest recipients of grants from the government’s Incubator Support scheme have been announced, with six organisations sharing in $2 million in funding.
The government’s announcement of a $3.6 million package to support the mental health of small business owners has been welcomed by the business community.
After a career as a public servant, Katrina Donaghy was inspired by the possibilities of blockchain to ameliorate at least some facets of the bureaucracy.
Premier Daniel Andrews announced that Martin Pakula has been named the lead Minister in the government for jobs, with responsibility for Jobs, Innovation and Trade, while Adem Somyurek is returning to the Small Business portfolio after a few years away.
LaunchVic is set to invest $2.5 million in CivVic Labs, an accelerator program aimed at helping participants access a slice of the government procurement pie.
Jobs for NSW has appointed Nicole Cook, currently managing director of talent management company PeopleScout in ANZ, as its new CEO.
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”.
The Victorian Government has outlined a number of initiatives in its 2018/19 Budget aimed at bridging the digital divide for those living in regional and rural areas.
Senator Jordon Steele-John said the Greens see local games development as “a key component in rebooting our digital future”.
Indian rideshare company prepares to launch in Australia as NSW Government implements levy on taxi and rideshare services
As the NSW Government gears up to implement a $1 levy per trip taken through taxi and rideshare services across much of the state from this Thursday, Indian rideshare company Ola has signalled it is getting ready to launch in Australia.
Australia must develop a culture of innovation and ambition: Innovation and Science Australia launches 2030 Strategic Plan
Innovation and Science Australia has issued a “clarion call for national action” to see Australia become a top-tier innovation nation by 2030.
The Federal Government is seeking applications for those interested in becoming a regional incubator facilitator, looking to find four across the country.
A reshuffle of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s cabinet has seen Employment Minister, Senator Michaelia Cash named Minister for Jobs and Innovation.
New Zealand is on the hunt for a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to help drive a “forward-looking digital agenda” and prepare and oversee a national digital roadmap for the next decade.