November, 2019

Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar calls for stability to R&D Tax Incentive

November 28th, 2019

Speaking recently at the BESydney Global Ambassador Program annual gala dinner, Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar has called on the government to retain support for start-ups through initiatives such as the R&D Tax Incentive. Scott Farquhar emphasised that if governments were to ensure that Australians are creators of technology and not just consumers of inventions made elsewhere, then an appropriate environment must be in place to nurture start-ups and transitional businesses. Atlassian is listed on the NASDAQ and has been one […]

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Opposition make first comments on Innovation Policy Since Election

November 18th, 2019

At a recent speech, shadow minister for Innovation and Technology Clare O’Neil has made some high-level comments with respect to the R&D Tax Incentive and Australia’s innovation policy.   Key points from the speech included the following: Australia’s national spending on R&D is about 1.8% of GDP. World-leading countries are spending more than 4%, and the OECD average today is well above Australia’s at about 2.4%; 2016-17 was the first year R&D spending in Australia actually went backwards; Labor noted […]

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