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Malcolm Turnbull outlines his vision of ‘City Deals’ that enable ‘smart cities’ to drive growth in the new economy. AAP/Lukas Coch

Will Budget 2016 deliver a new deal for Australian cities?

The Turnbull government sees the 'City Deal' as a way for 'smart cities' to drive innovation and growth. But what is the value proposition behind this UK concept and how might it work in Australia?
It’s not easy to build an innovative culture when everyone’s focused on just keeping the organisation afloat. Image sourced from Shutterstock.com

Three ways to build innovation into your organisation

Before you call in the consultants, stress test your business strategies, intrapreneurship and culture.
The ‘Lose Yourself in Melbourne’ ad was onto something: instead of being directed to the fastest or shortest route, some people might want to take a diverting detour. 'It's Easy to Lose Yourself in Melbourne', Tourism Victoria

Why we should design smart cities for getting lost

If smart cities run on big data and algorithms that channel only 'relevant' information and opinions to us, how do we maintain the diversity of ideas and possibilities that drives truly smart cities?
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is calling for innovation to improve the lives of Indigenous people, but must beware of causing instability with new policies that dismiss everything before them. AAP/Mick Tsikas

How community-based innovation can help Australia close the Indigenous gap

Across Indigenous Australia, innovation is occurring locally, under the radar of government policies and support. We can look to this innovation and stop fixating on finding the elusive policy solution.
The proposed changes to the Corporations Act might protect investors in crowd funding but it limits the types of businesses that can use these platforms. From www.shutterstock.com

Crowd-sourced funding: Australia needs to learn from Italy’s mistakes

The Italian government tried to limit the type of companies that could use crowd-sourced funding with poor results, Australia can learn from this.

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