Strategic Serendipity – Northern Sydney Technology Clustering Study

23rd Sept 2011. The Australian Business Foundation with support from Macquarie University and NSW Trade and Investment, has released an updated research piece on successful industry clustering in Australia. The study focused on the Northern Sydney Technology Corridor. Click here to download the report. “Look at the big glass boxes on Waterloo Road,” says author […]

Online Retail in Australia 2007-2011 Ewing CCI

15th Sept 2011. This report provides an excellent overview of Online Retailing in Australia. Click here to download the report. The report summarises online buying information gathered from surveys of 1000 Australians aged eighteen years or over were conducted in 2007, 2009 and 2011. It was prepared as part of the World Internet Project by […]

NBN – Broadening the Debate – Final Report from the Inquiry into the Role and Potential of the National Broadband Network

10th Aug 2011. This report, from the Australian government House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Communications, examines the impact of the proposed National Broadband Network being implemented by the Australian Government. This report seeks to contribute significantly to the national conversation by broadening the debate and the Committee greatly valued the many considered […]

Australian Government Releases 2011 Annual Innovation Review

1st Aug 2011. The 2011 Australian Innovation System Review, published by the government, is the second in an annual series of reports, starting in 2010, on the performance of Australia’s national innovation system. Click here to download the report The Innovation System Reports are created as part of the governments response to the landmark 2008 […]

Engaging Asia - Getting it Right - AIGroup March 2013

Engaging Asia – Getting it Right – AIGroup March 2011

In 2010 AsiaLink and the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) undertook a survey of Australian business knowledge, experience and confidence in Asia. Businesses surveyed include Ai Group members who employ around 750,000 staff in a range of manufacturing, construction and services sectors including: engineering, automotive, food, transport, information technology, telecommunications, call centres, labour hire, printing, […]

Australia’s Productivity Challenge – Grattan Institute February 2011

Productivity is what a workplace, a business or government agency, an industry, a region or a nation ‘gets’ by way of goods and services for what it ‘puts in’, in terms of labour, capital and other factors of production. Economists (and others) have long recognized that productivity growth is the only sustainable source of improvements […]

China's Program for Science Technology Modernization USCC Jan 2011

China’s Program for Science and Technology Modernization – USCC January 2011

Viewing science and technology as the key to economic development and international competitiveness, the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has launched a comprehensive effort to become an innovative nation by 2020 and a global scientific power by 2050. China’s effort will draw significantly on the resources and planning role of the state, […]