Managing Telecommunications Usage and Expenditure - VIC Auditor General September 2013

Managing Telecommunications Usage and Expenditure – VIC Auditor General September 2013

Telecommunications services, in particular fixed voice and mobile phones, are essential to support the delivery of government services. In 2004, the state executed contracts for the Telecommunications Purchasing and Management Strategy (TPAMS), comprising Telecommunications Carriage Services (TCS) agreements with approved providers. The agreements aim to deliver best value to agencies for fixed voice, mobile and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Productivity – The Lost Decade – Grattan Eslake Discussion Paper

16th Aug 2011. Although Australia’s economic performance during the 2000s has been impressive on many dimensions, especially by comparison with that of other ‘advanced’ economies, productivity is not among them. Australia’s productivity performance over the past decade has been, to put it mildly, poor − both by Australia’s own historical standards, and by contemporary international […]

Victorian Government Releases A$110m ICT Industry Action Plan

13th Oct 2010. Click here to download report: 2010 VIC ICT Action Plan Oct 2010 With the Victorian state election to be held 27th November 2010, the incumbent Labor government has pledged over $110 million in new funding as part of its ICT Action Plan, including funding for SMEs in a number of grants and […]

Telco Spend and Demand in Victoria Report – Access Economics June 2010

Victoria’s telecommunications market has undergone rapid change in the past five years, highlighted by the emergence of many different types of data services. Most notably has been the widespread adoption of mobile wireless data services, and the general shift toward faster broadband connections. The federal National Broadband Network (NBN) program, if it goes ahead, is […]

Empowering Change: Fostering Innovation in the Australian Public Service

This report (by the Australian Public Service Management Advisory Committee)  looks at the ‘state of play’ for innovation in Australia and identifies barriers that public servants face when innovating. It looks at sources of innovation and those who can help design, implement and deliver it. It outlines what agencies, team, and individuals can do to foster […]

Building Industries Strategy – Victoria Government November 2008

Building Industries is the next step by the Victorian Government to secure a strong future for our industry base so it will continue to deliver sustainable and skilled jobs for Victoria. Victorian industry faces a number of challenges including a global economic slowdown, moving to a low-carbon environment and increasing global competition for goods and […]

2008 Biotechnology Intellectual Property Management Manual Sprusons 2008

Biotechnology Intellectual Property Management Manual – Sprusons 2008

Biotechnology is a strategic and fast growing industry in Australia and across the world. In 2008, Australia is home to over 400 biotech firms with total annual revenues of over $3 billion. By 2010, Victoria aims to be among the top five locations for biotechnology worldwide. Victoria is a national leader in science, technology and […]

Innovation Review – Momentum Victoria Submission – April 2008

The Momentum Investment Group Pty Ltd (“Momentum”) is a venture capital manager and the parent company for Momentum Funds Management Pty Ltd (“MFM”). MFM manages the Momentum Ventures Unit Trust, a fund established in the first round of the Innovation Investment Fund (“IIF”) program. This submission is based on Momentum’s extensive involvement with venture capital, […]