Australia Real-Time Payments Proposal – RTPC Bank Consortia Feb 2013

The Real-Time Payments Committee was formed in September 2012 to develop a clear way forward for the Australian payments industry on real-time, low value payments. The catalyst for action was the publication in June 2012 of the Payments System Board’s Strategic Review of Innovation in the Payments System; Conclusions (Conclusions Paper). In the Conclusions Paper, […]

Digital Economy Scoping Brief - Global Foundation Feb 2013

Digital Economy Scoping Brief – Global Foundation Feb 2013

Digital Economy Scoping Brief – under the auspices of the Australia Program theme ‘Connecting and Integrating Australia, Asia and the World’, The Global Foundation recently convened an exploratory Roundtable meeting in conjunction with PwC and Telstra. The Roundtable marked the beginning of a comprehensive program of engagement by the Foundation to explore and better understand […]

Negotiating The Cloud – Legal-Issues v1.1 AGIMO Feb 2013

Negotiating The Cloud – Legal Issues v1.1 – AGIMO Feb 2013

Like cloud computing itself, cloud computing agreements appear in a wide variety of forms. These can range from simple standardised click wrap agreements to multilayered sets of terms and conditions. There are, however, a core set of legal issues that agencies should consider in any cloud computing agreement, whether the agreement expressly deals with those […]

AIIA Input to Prime Minister’s Digital Economy White Paper - Jan 2013

AIIA Input to Prime Minister’s Digital Economy White Paper – Jan 2013

AIIA welcomes the opportunity to provide input into development of the Prime Minister’s Digital Economy White Paper. The following comments complement the contributions already provided by AIIA’s participation in the Prime Minister’s Digital Economy Forum in October 2012; Minister Evans’ Skills forum in November; the follow up workshop hosted by the Department of Broadband, Communications […]

Australian ICT Workforce Issues Paper - AWPA Jan 2013

Australian ICT Workforce Issues Paper – AWPA Jan 2013

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is a key enabler of innovation and productivity. ICT services have contributed substantially to productivity growth and business improvements in recent decades, and this contribution is expected to increase in coming decades as the implementation of the National Broadband Network (NBN) proceeds, and businesses and consumers continue to demand a […]

Australian Bureau Statistics – Year Book Australia – ABS 2012

Year Book Australia is the principal reference work produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). It provides a comprehensive statistical picture of the Australian economy, society and environment. In addition, it contains information on Australia’s geography and climate, system of government, government services, international relations and defence. The first Official Year Book of the […]

10 Trends in Retailing in Next 10 Years – EDG Dec 2012

Successful retailers place the consumer at the centre of their retail strategy in order to enhance the customer experience and provide greater speed and convenience of service. A content-rich customer experience has become the norm in online retailing; expectations are that this will transcend into the physical retail environment, creating a future where m-commerce, e-commerce […]

Creating Jobs Through NBN-enabled Telework – DBCDE Colmar Deloitte 2012

This report investigates the degree to which participation in the labour force may increase with the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) and the increased telework opportunities it will provide. This study involved qualitative and quantitative research, leading to economic modelling to estimate the impacts of NBN-enabled telework on labour force participation, employment and […]

Australian Startup Ecosystem Deloitte Silicon Beach Nov 2012

Silicon Beach – Australian Startup Ecosystem – Deloitte Nov 2012

This first Australian Startup Ecosystem Report ‘Silicon Beach’ is a vital contribution to further the awareness of why technology entrepreneurship is important to Australia and where it has room for improvement. It provides much needed perspective as technology entrepreneurship is evolving to become a new fundamental to the Australian economy. The public interest will be […]

AVCAL 2012 Yearbook Nov 2012

Australian Private Equity Statistics – AVCAL 2012 Fundraising Yearbook – Nov 2012

Fundraising Yearbook 2012 saw an increase in total funds raised by venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) managers, although this amount was distributed among a relatively small number of GPs. Investment and divestment activity remained cautious in light of the continued global economic uncertainty, and challenging M&A and IPO market conditions. Fundraising in FY2012 […]