In a technology-driven and interconnected world, the speed of creation and dissemination of knowledge makes it even more central to economic growth that it was fifty years ago.
The Indonesian public sector has some challenges to overcome to be able to design better policies.
The MeerKAT radio telescope under construction in South Africa’s Karoo region.
Photo courtesy of Dr Fernando Camilo, Chief Scientist at SKA SA
The SKA global project could be a driver that contributes to South Africa' economic growth.
There’s more and more good science news coming from Africa.
There are several projects and initiatives that offer hope amid all the bad news about African science.
Most of the jobs in regional Queensland’s mega projects are only temporary.
The big ticket resources projects of the past decade have not delivered as hoped for regional Queensland. New approaches are needed.
The printing press, like the internet, has been revolutionary. But technology alone is not enough – access to to it must be open to ensure its benefits are felt.
Sydney has the brightest prospects of the 25 Australian cities assessed in the new Knowledge City Index.
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The changing nature of work means the knowledge capabilities of cities are more important than ever. Here's what the new Knowledge City Index tells us about 25 Australian cities.
A critical part of attaining universal health coverage is access to published research.
Australia’s population is highly concentrated in a few cities, so once centres like Newcastle have absorbed the spill-over from high-cost capitals, where will the talent go?
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Australia has few places to capture the spill-over of talented workers priced out of the big cities. Some may leave the country altogether – and where talent goes, capital flows.
The tax deal between the UK government and Google shows governments have a long way to go when sharing the benefits of the knowledge economy.
The rest of society won't see the benefits of innovation until governments figure out a way to effectively tax the knowledge economy.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk (left) and Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt (centre) prior to the Queensland Budget being delivered in State Parliament in Brisbane.
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The Palaszczuk government's first budget for Queensland has promised to drive new investement and jobs in the knowledge based sectors.
A swing and a miss: instead of taking its own advice to ‘have a go’ in its second budget, the government is like the captain who sends in a nightwatchman instead of himself.
Joe Hockey's second budget has two large deficits: the fiscal one, plus the lack of a coherent and creative plan for Australia. The Abbott government failed to 'have a go' at building the future.
Science can help explain the mysteries of the universe but how do you put a dollar value on that?
Why put a dollar value on science when the benefits to our lives and society are far more valuable?
Victoria’s voters have spoken – and they have said no to Melbourne’s new freeway tunnel.
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Labor’s state election victory in Victoria has fatally undermined Melbourne’s most controversial tunnel, the now-doomed East-West Link, with new Premier Daniel Andrews pledging to rip up the contracts…
A Houston area survey has indicated that African Americans are the most likely of all ethnic groups to emphasise post-secondary…