We need to pick up the pace on innovation, says secretary of prime minister’s department
Australia needs to speed up the spread of ideas across the economy in its quest for higher living standards, the secretary of the prime minister’s department, Martin Parkinson, has said.
Government accelerates warship building in bid to prop up South Australian economy
The government has unveiled a centrepiece of its coming Defence White Paper, bringing forward a A$40 billion program to build surface warships, centred on the economically ailing state of South Australia.
Industry growth centres to link business and science
The federal government will fund industry growth centres in five sectors that will encourage better use by business of Australian research.
Grattan on Friday: The government wins on carbon – pity about the budget shambles
Michelle Grattan discusses the Government’s victory on the carbon tax, how it happened, and what it may mean for Abbott’s future.
Abbott tells businesses not to expect subsidies
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has sent a strong message to businesses not to expect handouts from his government.