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How conservative corporate culture is holding back Australia’s startup sector

- May 5, 2023 4 MIN READ

The conservatism of Australian business profoundly shapes its startup industry from the way it supports young startups to the way it tears them down. Big business and the technology industry are focussed on boosting investment and talent to achieve growth and productivity. Our more elusive business culture should also be up for discussion.   This… Read more »


How the $15 billion National Reconstruction Fund will transform high-tech manufacturing – and 3 things to make it better

- April 4, 2023 3 MIN READ

Australia’s federal parliament has approved a A$15 billion National Reconstruction Fund, intended to reverse the nation’s dwindling manufacturing sector. It is the “first step” in Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s election promise “to revive our ability to make world-class products.” The fund will focus on investing in high-tech manufacturing. There are seven priority areas: clean energy… Read more »

Victor Dominello

Victor Dominello, the driving force behind the NSW government’s Digital ID project, on the lessons from data hacks and the way forward for online privacy

- March 14, 2023 2 MIN READ

Victor Dominello won’t be NSW government minister cutting the ribbon on the fruits of several years of hard work building the Digital ID app. The member for Ryde retires from politics after 15 years when NSW voters go to the polls on March 25. But for the past several years he’s been driving digital innovation… Read more »

Jaala Pulford

Former Victorian innovation minister Jaala Pulford takes on chair role at MTPConnect

- February 28, 2023 2 MIN READ

Former Victorian innovation, medical research and digital economy Jaala Pulford,  has joined the board of medtech, biotech and pharma growth centre MTPConnect, replacing Sue MacLeman as chair. Pulford left politics after 16 years at the 2022 state election, and had a strong focus on medical innovation, having established mRNA Victoria and also playing a key role… Read more »


Queensland is showcasing its best startups and tech at Something Fest

- October 24, 2022 2 MIN READ

Brisbane turns its attention to tech this week with a series of events celebrating the best of Queensland fast-growing tech and startup sector. The week-long Something Fest, Queensland’s digital, innovation and technology festival, kicks off on Monday with the Something X, an all-day conference organised by the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur that brings together globally renowned… Read more »


Queensland reveals $142 million, 10-year innovation roadmap ahead of the Brisbane Olympics

- July 28, 2022 3 MIN READ

The Queensland Government has earmarked $142 million  for a new tech roadmap designed to drive innovation in the decade leading up to the 2032 Olympic Games in Brisbane. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said that the new Advance Queensland – Innovation for a Future Economy 2022-2032 roadmap builds on the success of our existing Advance Queensland innovation… Read more »

Ronni Kahn

Bright Sparks: 5 events to light your spark this week

- October 19, 2021 2 MIN READ

  Spark Festival – Australia’s biggest event for founders, business owners and anyone looking to hustle their way out of Covid, kicked off last week. The full program is massive, so to help you out we asked Spark Festival director Maxine Sherrin to pick out 5 things worth putting in the diary for the week ahead. More… Read more »

Future of work

Startup founders react to a new report saying Australia is lagging key nations on tech innovation

- September 23, 2021 3 MIN READ

A new report into Australia’s digital future, released with week found that the nation is falling behind the US, UK, Canada, France and China when it comes to tech innovation. The analysis by the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering results in the two peak bodies issuing an urgent call to action,… Read more »