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Connected Small Business In the Digital Economy – Deloitte Google Access Economics

The online world opens up huge opportunities for small business across the country and holds the potential for a broader economy-wide transformation. This report, released by Deloittes ands Google and authored by by Access Economics provides fresh insight into the role of digital strategies in Australia’s substantial small and medium-size business sector – a sector […]

Australian Dealtracker Last 18 months - Grant Thornton April 2013

Australian Dealtracker Last 18 Months – Grant Thornton April 2013

This edition of Dealtracker – Flight to quality covers Australian mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and equity market activity during the 18 month period to 31 December 2012. Our analysis shows a decline in median transaction valuation multiples when compared to the preceding 18 month period, however high multiples are being paid for companies with strong […]

Directory of Australian Innovation Researchers – DIISR March 2013

The Department of Innovation, Industry, Science, Research and Tertiary Education seeks to build and sustain links with academics and researchers with an interest in Innovation Research and/or Innovation Policy. As part of this process, the Department has developed a community of academics and researchers working, or interested, in the field of innovation theory and practice. […]

A Plan For Australian Jobs – DIISRTE Feb 2013

Creating and supporting Australian jobs and building a dynamic and diverse economy are critical objectives for the Australian Government. A Plan for Australian Jobs is a $1 billion investment in this critical work. Australia’s economy is resilient. While the Global Financial Crisis pushed other economies into recession, we saved jobs and kept our economy growing. […]

Global Competitiveness Report - World Economic Forum December 2012

Global Competitiveness Report – World Economic Forum December 2012

The Global Competitiveness Report 2012–2013 is being released amid a long period of economic uncertainty. The tentative recovery that seemed to be gaining ground during 2010 and the first half of 2011 has given way to renewed concerns. The global economy faces a number of significant and interrelated challenges that could hamper a genuine upturn […]

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 […]

NSW Government Industry Action Plan Response – NSW T&I Dec 2012

The Government announced its intention to develop action plans for key sectors of the economy in September 2011. The initial sectors of focus are digital economy, international education and research, manufacturing, and professional services. The plans were developed by industry led Taskforces, and are informed by comprehensive consultations with businesses, industry peak bodies and communities […]

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 […]

Global Startup Ecosystem Report Nov 2012

Global Startup Ecosystems Report – Part1v1.2 – StartupCompass Nov 2012

While nearly all high growth technology startups have historically emerged from no more than 3-4 startup ecosystems, namely Silicon Valley and Boston, this trend appears to have reached its end. Simultaneous with a global explosion of entrepreneurship has been an explosion in the rise of new startup ecosystems around the world, and a new found […]

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 […]