Latest International Country Comparisons – Austrade March 2012

Austrade ’s International Data Comparisons (IDC) is an easy-to-read comparison of Australia’s performance and position across key economic and financial related indicators. The IDC has been updated to include data effective to 15 March 2012. Australian National Accounts released March 7 showed that the Australian economy expanded by 0.4 per cent (seasonally adjusted) in the […]

Competitive Manufacturing - Skills and Talent

Competitive Manufacturing – Skills and Talent – AiGroup Feb 2012

The manufacturing sector is strategically important to the Victorian economy as a source of jobs, exports, investments, innovation, and research and development. Despite its declining share of national and state output, manufacturing remains the second-largest sector in the Victorian economy. The starting point for this research report, prepared by the Australian Industry Group in partnership […]

Smart Digital Connected – Business Participation in the Digital Economy Neilsen Alcatel Lucent Report

20th Feb 2012. Smart.Digital.Connected provides a benchmark for how Australian organisations are engaging in the future digital economy, harnessing emerging communications tools. On behalf of Alcatel-Lucent, Australia, Nielsen surveyed 275 medium (20-200 staff) to large organisations (200 staff and greater) from a wide range of industry sectors. The report highlights the broad influence of digital […]

High Performance Organisations - Research and Survey Review - AIGroup February 2012

High Performance Organisations – Research and Survey Review – AIGroup February 2012

This research review and survey results are two components of the Australian Industry Group’s High Performance Organisations: Maximising Workforce Potential project. This work was funded under the Commonwealth Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations’ Workforce Innovation Program which provides funding for innovative projects that address workforce skills need. The project was conducted over a […]

Free Legal Agreements for Entrepreneurs

1st Jan 2012. In conjunction with law firm DLA Piper, Sydney incubator Startmate has made available a free series of legal agreements suited to entrepreneurs. These can be downloaded below. Term Sheet: A summary of the terms of the investment. IP Deed of Assignment: The company owns the stuff you create not the people. Subscription […]

Latest International Country Benchmark Austrade Dec 2011

Latest International Country Benchmark – Austrade Dec 2011

The Australian economy continues to perform solidly, building on 20 years of uninterrupted growth and Australia has ranked the second most resilient economy in the world for two years running. Unemployment is around 5 per cent, half that of many developed northern hemisphere countries. Inflation is contained and Australian Government net debt, at around 8 […]

High Performing Workplaces – SKE UNSW DEEWR October 2011

This research report aims to open up the ‘black box’ of management and provides insights into the leadership, culture and management practices that high performing workplaces deploy and benefit from. It also illustrates the productivity and profitability benefits that accrue to higher performing workplaces. It is part of a 2.5 year project funded by the […]

Creative Industries - A Strategy for 21st Century - DIISR September 2011

Creative Industries – A Strategy for 21st Century – DIISR September 2011

Creative Industries, a Strategy for 21st Century Australia recognises for the first time, at a national level, the significant contribution of our creative industries and their ongoing importance to our economy and culture. Achieving a competitive creative industries sector is vital to Australia’s prosperity, propelling a creative, imaginative nation in the 21st century. Creative Industries […]