Australian VC and PE Deal Metrics in FY2012 AVCAL PSP Nov 2012

Australian Venture Capital and Private Equity Deal Metrics in FY2012 – AVCAL PSP November 2012

The fourth annual AVCAL/Pacific Strategy Partners Deal Metrics Survey of private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) activity covers $77.7b worth of transactions conducted by 170 funds between FY06-FY12. The database now represents total PE deal value of $76.7b across 774 transactions and total VC equity investment of $963m across 832 transactions. Many transactions from […]

ICT Skills Forum Presentation AWPA Nov 2012

ICT Skills Forum Presentation – AWPA Nov 2012

Peaks and troughs in ICT activity have a marked impact on employment numbers, and on the numbers of students engaging in ICT courses. Following the dotcom crash in 2000, ICT courses became less attractive for domestic students, and overseas workers with ICT skills filled some of the gaps. We can also identify a slight dip […]

State of Play - Australian ICT Skills AIIA Paper Nov 2012

State of Play – Australian ICT Skills – AIIA Paper Nov 2012

This paper provides an industry perspective of current education, training and skills issues relevant to the ICT sector. It describes the current state of play of ICT skills and education development; identifies issues and deficiencies in current arrangements; and provides a summary of the initiatives the AIIA is instigating to raise awareness of, and address […]

Telework - Working Smarter - AIGroup November 2012

Telework – Working Smarter – AIGroup November 2012

“Work is a thing you do and not a place you go”. Telework – Working smarter. It makes sense then that companies consider new ways to structure when, where and how their employees need to work to be the most effective. Flexible work arrangements allow employees and their employers more scope to choose the location, […]

University of the future - Ernst & Young November 2012

University of the future – Ernst & Young November 2012

University of the future view is that the higher education sector is undergoing a fundamental transformation in terms of its role in society, mode of operation, and economic structure and value. To explore these themes and future directions, an industry-wide study was conducted of the main forces impacting the higher education industry globally and locally, […]

DIISR Innovation Annual Report 2011-2012 – DIISR Oct 2012

The Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education has prepared this report according to the Requirements for annual reports for departments, executive agencies and FMA Act bodies, approved by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit in June 2012. The department reported against three outcomes and associated programs for the 2011–12 financial […]

Australian Payments Annual Report – APCA Sept 2012

Australian payments system is financial plumbing for the Australian economy. It  comprises the payments instruments, organisations, technology and connecting networks that are used to make non-cash payments. APCA has a pivotal coordinating role in the payments system. Its various clearing and infrastructure systems provide rules and decision-making frameworks necessary for the efficient movement of funds […]

Developing An Asia Capable Workforce – AsiaLink September 2012

Asia is positioned to drive global economic growth for at least the next decade, presenting Australia with extraordinary opportunities. Our businesses are well placed to capitalise on this growth and we have had notable successes – but in the face of increasing global and regional competition we must secure our future through innovative investment in […]