Reserve Bank 25 years of growth

Reserve Bank 25 Years of Economic Growth – September 2010

The Australian economy has started what will be its twentieth year of economic growth. This has been a remarkable performance – one that is unprecedented both in Australia’s economic history and among other developed economies over this period. It raises a number of interesting questions: why was Australia able to record such a good performance; […]

Access Economics report into the benefits that could be realised through the provision of high-speed broadband for telehealth

This report was conducted at the request of the DBCDE and serves to examine the financial and externality impacts of ubiquitous high speed broadband in relation to health and aged care costs. Telehealth has the potential to provide enormous benefits to Australians, especially those who live in remote and regional communities. By using two separate […]

NICTA report: Telemedicine in the context of the NBN

This NICTA study was conducted with the aim of identifying possible opportunities for the advancement of Australian telemedicine with the rollout of the ubiquitous high-speed broadband network. After examining a number of domestic and international case studies and trials, and identifying barriers to telemedicine, the study expected that the NBN will have a critical role […]

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 […]

New Guideline National Innovation Strategy Documents Released by OECD

The world today faces significant economic, environmental and social challenges. While no single policy instrument holds all the answers, innovation is the key ingredient of any effort to improve people’s quality of life. Today’s recovery from the global financial and economic crisis remains fragile. As countries seek to improve productivity performance and ensure sustained growth, […]

Cloud Computing: Australian lessons and experiences

Cloud computing promises to bring sweeping changes to the way organisations use information technology. It is currently a focus of attention in business, government and the IT industry. Despite this, decision-makers are still struggling for insights on what it really means in practice, the benefits achievable today, and the challenges associated with trying to exploit […]

Management Matters in Innovation UTS DIISR Nov 2009

Management Matters in Innovation – UTS DIISR November 2009

This report reviews management practices in Australian manufacturing firms and the link between these practices and the productivity performance of firms. The Australian Government’s recent innovation white paper, Powering Ideas – An Innovation Agenda for the 21st Century, recognises that the improvement of Australia’s productivity performance will depend ultimately on the innovation capacity and performance […]