Five things about innovation Australia can learn from other countries
With the release of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s science and innovation statement expected in just under a week, expectations are running high, perhaps too high.
National Reform Summit: how can we ensure Australia remains an innovative nation?
How can we make Australia’s national innovation system more systematic? This was a key question addressed by the National Reform Summit sponsored by the Australian Financial Review, Australian and KPMG. The answer has proved elusive for public policy.
Reassessing government’s role in industry development
How should we assess Australia’s performance and prospects in the wake of the mining boom? A number of recent reports have begun to make the attempt.
Australia’s ‘five pillar economy’ – manufacturing
In his 2013 election campaign, Tony Abbott promised his government would build a world-class “five pillar economy”.
A thinking country’s guide to competing on the global stage
With its fateful decision not to support car assembly in Australia, we might be forgiven for thinking the federal government has written off manufacturing. But we could be in for a surprise, as options narrow in the wake of the mining boom.