LaunchVic CEO Dr Kate Cornick has won the Global Policy Champion award at the annual Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The GEC is a gathering of startup champions from around the world who are collaborating to develop a global entrepreneurship ecosystem. The congress is heading to Australia for the first time in… Read more »
Opposition leader Anthony Albanese has pledged to work with the tech sector to help create another 340,000 jobs by 2030 if Labor wins the May federal election. While the headline in the Opposition announcement is 1.2 million jobs, the sector already employs around 860,000 people and the Tech Council of Australia (TCA) last year set… Read more »
Australia leads the world on several technology fronts, but the Morrison government needs to accelerate industry digitisation or the country will lose its competitive advantage, the IT sector’s peak body, the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has warned. The organisation, which is backed by computer giants Dell and IBM, as well as Telstra, has produced… Read more »
Innovation Bay and KPMG are looking for startup founders to help track covid-19’s impact on the sector
KPMG Australia and Innovation Bay are seeking startup founders and investors to take part in Startup Navigate, a research initiative aimed at identifying and tracking the issues Australia’s startup ecosystem through the coronavirus era. The two organisations plan to conduct fortnightly surveys with startup founders and VCs from May to July 2020. To join the… Read more »
More money in venture capital means more companies can be funded in the Australian ecosystem, argues AirTree Ventures’ Daniel Petre.
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 risks “getting left behind” if visa issues aren’t solved, StartupAUS Crossroads report warns
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