In an article published elsewhere last week, the country’s largest VCs were scornful of the local sector’s prospects in 2024. No one is arguing the landscape has become tougher; costs are higher, consumers have tightened their belts, market valuations are subdued. The sector is well aware we have much to prove and big hurdles to… Read more »
A convergence of tailwinds and current market conditions make this an unparalleled time for climate technology. Climate tailwinds are coming in the form of new government policy and public dollars to support climate solutions are being announced (and now deployed) at unprecedented levels. Also, corporations now see decarbonisation as an imperative and being a leader… Read more »
Twitter feels like I could wake up any morning now and find the whole site burned to ground, with Elon Mush standing in the smoking rubble, in a pair of yellowed Y-fronts, dribbling bathtub gin through broken teeth, laughing at me. — John Birmingham (@JohnBirmingham) October 31, 2022 It doesn’t seem that many people are… Read more »
If it isn’t broken don’t try and fix it: this is the most important but absent principle when it comes to Australian government innovation policy. With this principle in mind, it will be a tragedy for Australian startups if either the Accelerating Commercialisation (AC) or Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) are damaged by the… Read more »
If industrial relations is the new frontier in covid-19 recovery, it’s time for a rethink on how disputes are resolved
Earlier this week, Scott Morrison used his Press Club address to outline his plan for economic recovery from the COVID-19 period, in the coming months and years. At the forefront of this is reform of Australia’s Industrial Relations system. Industrial relations is a defining issue in politics and when it comes down to it, we’ve… Read more »
Airbnb, the undeniable poster child of the sharing economy, may be about to face one of its toughest PR battles yet.