Shaping Future Cities – Queensland: Shaping a liveable, diversified and connected Queensland

Queensland is shifting from a once in a lifetime resources construction boom towards a more diversified and knowledge based economy. However many Queenslanders – especially those in the regions – are grappling with how best to respond. Deloitte Access Economics, together, with business, government and communities have come together to listen and help co-design an overarching … Read more

“The worst possible outcome”: The Australian startup community reacts to the election non-result

“It’s a brave new world in which we find ourselves. The likely outcomes of Saturday’s election – either a hung parliament or a very slim Turnbull majority with a complex senate – will not make for easy governing. For most issues that will mean extensive multiparty negotiations and little scope for bold, decisive action. Regardless of the … Read more

StartupAUS CEO Alex McCauley on the “brave new world” for startups after the election

“It’s a brave new world in which we find ourselves. The likely outcomes of Saturday’s election – either a hung parliament or a very slim Turnbull majority with a complex senate – will not make for easy governing. For most issues that will mean extensive multiparty negotiations and little scope for bold, decisive action. Regardless of the … Read more

Malcolm Turnbull pledges a further $15 million to the Australian startup sector

“Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has pledged a further $15 million to help grow Australian startups as part of an expansion of the government’s incubator support program.The funding adds to the $8 million allocated to the program in last year’s $1.1 billion innovation statement which was quickly criticised for not being enough to make a real impact.” Read more … Read more

Queensland government announces $8 million program to lure startups from around the world

“The Queensland government is bolstering its efforts to become a leading innovation destination, announcing several multimillion-dollar innovation-focused initiations including an $8 million program to lure startups from other states and around the world. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the raft of new policies at the Advance Queensland Innovation and Investment Summit last week, including a $4 million investment to … Read more

Federal Budget 2016-17

The Treasurer handed down Budget 2016-17 at 7.30pm on Tuesday 3 May, 2016. The Australian Government budget sets out the economic and fiscal outlook for Australia, and includes expenditure and revenue estimates for the current financial year, the budget year, and three forward financial years. It shows the Government’s social and political priorities, and how … Read more

Ignite Ideas Accelerator Program- Expression of Interest

The Queensland Government is seeking Expressions of Interest to deliver industry focused accelerator programs as part of the Advance Queensland Ignite Ideas initiative. The Ignite Ideas Accelerator Program will aim to fast-track Queensland products in key sectors where we have a competitive advantage or industry expertise. Experienced providers of accelerator programs are invited to complete … Read more