Following the announcement of the Federal Government’s Innovation Statement, Cliff Rosenberg, MD for LinkedIn A asks why Australia is falling behind on the innovation front.
Salesforce says it ‘supports the federal government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda and its aim to help Australia transition from a resources led economy to an innovation led economy.’
PayPal welcomes the Innovation Statement and the Government’s ‘commitment to support Australian businesses and entrepreneurs to take risks, think big and innovate.’
Turnbull’s innovative innovation statement has yet another fan thinking it’s a great idea: ACS, the professional association for Australia’s ICT sector.
Intel Australia has congratulated the Australian government for putting innovation, science and tech at the heart of economic growth, repositioning ‘Australia for success as a robust knowledge-innovation economy.’
Like virtually every other major Australian tech organisation today, SAP has welcomed the Government’s focus on innovation and the pragmatic measures to boost it in Australia.
Like many other organisations today, Microsoft is delighted to welcome the Australian Government’s Innovation Statement and its 20 new measures so Australia ‘can remain globally competitive’.
Yet more applause for Malcolm Turnbull’s Innovation Statement, this time from Australia’s peak Internet body, Internet Australia and its CEO, Laurie Patton.
Adobe welcomes the Innovation Statement, ‘in particular the focus on talent and skills, which is crucial to Australia’s economic prosperity and ability to fully leverage the benefits of digital.’
Australia’s peak advocacy group for startups, StartupAUS, says the new innovation polices are ‘the first big step… to modernise startup rates across the nation.’
Payments processor Braintree has shared its response to ‘the key measures announced that embrace the age of technology disruption.’
The federal government’s national innovation plan, to be announced on Monday, has drawn a warning, ahead of its release, from Internet Australia that innovation should not be allowed to become a “politician’s toy” in the run up to the next federal election.
Australia’s small business owners are looking for the Turnbull Government to bring in measures that make doing business easier. The SMEs want to see more happening with business and economic reform, as a newly published business monitor shows small business dissatisfaction with government at its lowest ever.
Telstra’s Dr Hugh Bradlow spoke via videoconference before the Federal Government’s Infrastructure, Transport and Cities Committee’s ongoing inquiry into the role of smart ICT in Australia.
ACCAN, the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network has welcomed the appointment of Senator Mitch Fifield as Comms Minister and looks forward to working with him.
Second hand goods retailer Cash Converters has announced it supports the Federal Government’s review of the ‘national small amount credit contract laws.’
The federal Government has opened a new data centre in the Canberra suburb of Fyshwick that it says will save taxpayers millions in operating costs and provide vital stability for numerous government departments.
Australia.gov.au is going Drupal through the Acquia Platform, with the site launching ahead of the official govCMS launch in February 2015
The Australian Council of Deans of Information and Communications Technology (ACDICT) has hit out at the federal government for what it says is the proposed axing of the national digital technologies curriculum for schools.
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