Reform to Australia’s bankruptcy period seeks to wipe its stigma.
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The majority of bankruptcies occur due to unemployment and excessive credit, rather than business failure.
Don’t be lured into collaboration just because it’s what everyone else seems to be doing.
Between 50-75% of all collaborations fail. Here are some tips on how to set up a successful collaboration between academia and industry.
When Malcolm Turnbull became prime minister, the innovation debate began in earnest, but some of Australia’s rivals have a head start in the fierce global contest of ideas.
Politicians and policymakers are at last grappling with the urgent need to generate new ideas and fresh ways of doing things. But in the race to the top, Australia has barely reached base camp.
Changes to Australian bankruptcy laws have led to fear that people will be let off easily - but is that warranted?
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Australians still have lingering beliefs about bankruptcy as a crime. This has to change if we want to foster business innovation.
2015 saw us complete our exploration of all nine planets (including dwarf planet Pluto) in our solar system.
2015 was a year where we expanded our view of the universe, embraced new technologies and got a hint of the profound changes to come.
Finance Minister Mathias Cormann and Treasurer Scott Morrison will next week deliver a grim mid-year economic and fiscal outlook.
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Having landed the innovation statement on a cloud of optimism, the Turnbull government faces some character-forming days in the coming week.
The budget deficit is going to be way more than $35 billion.
The MYEFO numbers aren't going to be pretty - but the projected future budget deficits are a fantasy.
Not everyone gets to go to startup school.
The government wants more Australian entrepreneurs to fail - which would be fine if they learned from their mistakes.
Managing the risks of industry-researcher collaboration: Coca-Cola got caught for funding scientists who shifted blame for obesity away from bad diets.
The innovation report fails to mention the risk of bias for researchers collaborating with industry. We must ensure that researchers maintain their independence.
Turnbull’s innovation agenda isn’t the answer to the gap between research and business.
Some of the new(ish) initiatives in the Innovation and Science Agenda may help in small ways, but it doesn't provide the answer what happens after the innovation.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaking during a visit to the FinTech startup Stone and Chalk in Sydney.
Malcolm Turnbull spruiks his lines like one of those optimistic entrepreneurs that he urges Australians to become.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s signature innovation statement ushers in overdue changes to Australia’s insolvency regime.
Australia's insolvency laws are behind world best practice and need reform.
Students could be Australia’s largest group of entrepreneurs.
Graduates should be taught entrepreneurship skills.
Different leader, same message.
Australia is being rapidly outpaced by its innovative international competitors.
Will the ‘ideas boom’ take hold?
The government's innovation agenda is heavy on incentives for startups and entrepreneurs.
Malcolm Turnbull has now announced his strategy to promote innovation and science in Australia.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull today announced the National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA). Here's what it means for science, commercialisation and industry in Australia.
Innovation Minister Christopher Pyne and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull launched the innovation statement at the CSIRO.
Malcolm Turnbull is looking to an "ideas boom" to be the new source for Australia's growth, prosperity and jobs now the mining boom has faded.
Innovation Minister Christopher Pyne and Innovation Australia chair Bill Ferris have their work cut out for them.
Transforming Australia into an innovation powerhouse will require overcoming these 10 key challenges.
Bright ideas need help to come to fruition.
Innovation is all the rage, but it require real reform to promote. Here are five things we could do to improve innovation in Australia.
Of course, science, technology, engineering and mathematics research are important, but social sciences research creates huge benefits to society in multiple ways.
Research in the humanities, arts and social sciences is often driven by philosophies of social justice and public benefit, which don't always sit comfortably with commercialisation.