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2013 Big Issues survey results

Results of the CEDA/Business Spectator Big Issues survey for 2013 show that priority areas for the Federal Government should be enhancing productivity, competitiveness and innovation and taxation reform. Read more…


2014 Big Issues survey results

Results of the CEDA 2014 Big Issues survey of the business community show long-term policies around our future workforce, such as driving innovation, R&D and education and training, accompanied by taxation reform should be priorities. Read more…


Budget 2015: A tick for stimulus and a question mark for capacity building

Following the 2015 Federal Budget, Professor Beth Webster discusses economic stimulus for Australia's innovation system.
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Budget 2016: uncertainty is education policy greatest enemy

Following the 2016 Federal Budget, Deakin Vice Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander discusses equity and higher education funding.
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For want of industry policy, our living standards are set to fall: Professor Goran Roos

Australia faces a fall in living standards unless policy action is taken. This is due to de-industrialisation and loss of economic complexity.
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Innovation should be celebrated not hidden as an elephant in the room

Following his speech to a CEDA event in December 2017, Bill Ferris provides insights into the National Innovation 2030 Strategic Plan. Read more…


Is Australia's road infrastructure intelligent

Advisian's Zoltan Maklary and Andrew Lau discuss the future of autonomous vehicles for Australia, and how they may interact with smart infrastructure. Read more…


Oil and gas industry must innovate

Innovation is the key to maintaining Australia’s standing in an increasingly competitive global oil and gas market according to Arrow Energy Chief Executive Officer Andrew Faulkner. Read more…


New data breach legislation: might be time for companies to assess their cyber security risk

.au Domain Director of Technology, Security and Strategy, Rachael Falk discusses what the newly legislated Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 means for organisations in Australia. Read more…


ROI - Return on Innovation: a roadmap for collaboration

Prior to his panel discussion at State of the Nation on Innovation and collaboration: what matters and what can be done?, CSIRO Chief Executive, Dr Larry Marshall released this blog discussing the idea of ROI as Return on Innovation ahead of a new report due to be released by Australia’s national science agency, showing it delivers $6 billion in benefits each year. Read more…