Economic Impact of Venture Capital in Australia – AVCAL May 2013

This report reviews the economic contribution of Venture Capital to Australia. To date, around 500 companies in Australia have been backed by VC. in the us, there are 24,000 such companies. Despite the relatively shorter history of VC in Australia, many of our current leading technology and life sciences companies can claim VC backing in […]

Australian Defence White Paper – DoD May 2013

One of the fundamental responsibilities of any Australian Government is to protect and defend our people and protect and enhance our national security interests. This requires making complex strategic judgements about risks and opportunities in the international strategic environment. It means providing for an effective and efficiently run Australian Defence Force which is able to […]

Copyright and the Digital Economy – Australian Law Reform Commission May 2013

This is the second stage in the consultation process in this Inquiry into whether the Copyright Act needs amendment to allow Australia to fully participate in a modern, digital economy. The first stage included the release of the Issues Paper, Copyright and the Digital Economy (ALRC IP 42), which generated 295 submissions. In releasing this […]

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 […]

The Higher Education Online Revolution in Australia – Grattan Report

The Higher Education Online Revolution in Australia is not new, but in 2012 it caught popular attention. Hundreds of media stories about ‘MOOCs’ – massive open online courses – drove a surge in enrolments. By March this year more than three million people around the world had enrolled in Coursera, the largest MOOC provider. High-profile […]

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. […]

Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research In Australia

The Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research in Australia was established by the Australian Government in late 2011. The Review was to report early in 2013 and recommend a 10-year strategic health and medical research plan for the nation. The Panel is chaired by 2011 Australian of the Year, Mr Simon McKeon AO. The […]

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. […]

ABS Statistics on the Australian Venture Capital and Private Equity Industry 2013

Venture capital and later stage private equity is high risk capital directed towards businesses with prospects of rapid growth and/or high rates of returns. Australian Venture Capital and Private Equity Industry. It is an investment not only of money, but also of skills and time. This publication presents information on both financial and non-financial contributions […]