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The Innovation Agenda

“Innovation” is well and truly at the centre of the Turnbull Government’s agenda.  Not a Ministerial pronouncement goes by without its mention.

Yesterday the Government announced that twenty Australian companies were the latest to benefit from $7.3 million in commercialisation grants assistance under the Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme.

The Assistant Minister for Innovation, Hon. Wyatt Roy MP commented that “the projects featured in this announcement are brilliant examples of Australia’s Read more »

Turnbull Government revives the Harper Review

Treasurer Scott Morrison said last week that the Harper Review has the potential to unlock major opportunities for the Australian economy. Originally shelved by the Abbott Government earlier this year, the Turnbull Government will likely act on some of the 56 recommendations included in the competition policy review.

The Harper Review looked at competition policy across the Australian economy, specifically to investigate ways to boost productivity and to secure fiscal … Read more »

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten announces changes to Labor’s frontbench

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has today unveiled changes to the Shadow Ministry.  Mr Shorten said this would be the team Labor will take to the next federal election.

The reshuffle was prompted by announcements that Queensland Senator Jan McLucas and Oxley MP, Bernie Ripoll, would not contest next year’s poll.

The focus of the new Shadow Ministry will be to drive Labor’s policy development and sell their plans to the … Read more »

On The Hill – Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations finalised, with huge implications for Australian industry

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was signed overnight in the US after five intensive days of talks, and five years of overall negotiations.

12 parties were involved in the negotiations surrounding the TPP: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam. These parties represented 36.4% of the world’s gross domestic product in 2014. Australian exports of goods and services to these countries was … Read more »

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