With new sources of venture capital funding Australia can boost innovation and its economy.
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Australia can attract much needed venture capital funding through its Significant Investor Visa system, but only if a proposed new system is designed well.
Despite its purported dullness, this year’s budget still has bite.
After the controversy surrounding the GP co-payment last year, delivering a boring or "small-target" budget this time around was clearly deliberate. But we shouldn't gloss over it too quickly.
Australians will have to opt out of the new system.
Despite A$485 million of rescue funding, there is no guarantee health professionals will participate in the e-health scheme, nor that the information supplied will be complete.
Small Business Minister Bruce Billson said a single online registration site for small business would be established.
Registration of small businesses will be streamlined as part of the government's package for the sector, which will be a centrepiece of Tuesday's budget.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Treasurer Joe Hockey pose for photos as they discuss their second budget.
Joe Hockey sounded almost pleading, in his appeal after the Reserve Bank announced an interest rate cut of 0.25 of a percentage point, taking the cash rate to 2%, a new record low.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott can use the latest Newspoll as evidence to his colleagues that he is clawing back.
The government goes into next week's budget trailing Labor on a two-party basis but satisfaction with Tony Abbott has risen to a seven month high in the latest Newspoll.
Treasurer Joe Hockey has a difficult job ahead in selling his second budget.
A shiver might have gone down Joe Hockey's spine when he read a report that some colleagues were angry he'd missed Monday's meeting of cabinet's expenditure review committee.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has reaffirmed the government’s commitment to lowering taxes.
Tony Abbott has reaffirmed that the government's aim is "always to get taxes down" in a speech also saying that the May 12 budget will offset all new spending with "responsible and fair" savings.