A Labor government would offer 2000 university students and recent graduates loans of up to $11,300 through the HELP system to cover the cost of taking part in an accelerator program to launch their own startups. Opposition leader Anthony Albanese announced the ‘Startup Year’ plan in his Budget reply speech on Thursday night. Labor said… Read more »
With the state election just two weeks away, NSW Labor has announced it will appoint the state’s first Chief Entrepreneur if elected.
Labor will put $3 million towards the development of a National Centre of AI Excellence if elected, with Shadow Minister for the Digital Economy Ed Husic yesterday saying Australia “can’t stumble or scramble our way to success” on artificial intelligence.
The Victorian Government has established the Victoria Cyber Security Strategy, which outlines how the government will move against cyber threats.
The Federal Government has introduced reforms around its IT procurement processes to open up project opportunities to startups.
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”.
Google announced today its withdrawal from negotiations with the NSW government around basing its new headquarters at the planned White Bay tech precinct.
LaunchVic, the Vic Government’s $60 million startup initiative, has announced the grant recipients in its second funding round, totalling $4.9 million.
The Government has announced it is set to open a new office for the CSIRO in San Francisco in order to boost the organisation’s engagement with the US.
The government has launched the Biomedical Translation Fund, a $500 million fund that will help commercialise biomedical discoveries.