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Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and the Role of Government Policy

January 27th, 2015

As the 2014 G20 Leaders Summit drew to a close in November, the final statement from the nations representatives called for enhancements to Australia’s economic growth achieved through the “promotion of competition and innovation and the coordination of strategies to reduce unemployment, particularly amongst youth, through entrepreneurship”. While it may sound prospective, this theme of driving economic and job growth through entrepreneurship isn’t new. A 1979 report by Professor David Birch of MIT, titled ‘The Job Generation Process’, recommended government […]

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WA Manufacturing Lobby Seeks Reform

January 16th, 2015

Western Australia’s manufacturing sector could be shaken up as the state’s peak business lobby looks into boosting the international competitiveness through significant reforms. Some of the proposed changes include slashing the company tax rate to 25%, increasing R&D incentives and privatising electricity assets. Further, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia (CCIWA) is releasing a key report on Thursday, titled The Future of Manufacturing, following the decade of significant expansion in WA that benefitted manufacturers. The report entails […]

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Accelerating the Commercialisation Process

November 19th, 2014

If you are an entrepreneur, inventor or business owner trying to take your unique intellectual property to market, one of the toughest challenges faced is the commercialisation process. Accelerating Commercialisation is a key offering under the Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme (EIP) and works through an Expression of Interest (EOI) process. The key objective is to promote business growth and competitiveness through support for business improvement and economic growth. Minister for Industry Mr Macfarlane has commented on the commericialisation process for small […]

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FCT v Desalination Technology Pty Ltd

November 4th, 2014

AAT Decision – Desalination Technology Pty Ltd v FCT Click Here Full Federal Court Decision – FCT v Desalination Technology Pty Ltd Click Here In the case of ‘Commissioner of Taxation Vs Desalination Technology Pty Ltd’, the appeal by the COT was dismissed by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. This case involved a taxpayer who paid an invoice by debiting a running account in favour of a supplier, where that account does not have to be settled under certain circumstances. The […]

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Bryce Steele
Principal, Melbourne
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Tom Parkhouse
Principal, Sydney
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Andy Nguyen
Principal, Brisbane
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Kieu McKellar
Manager, Adelaide
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David Greatwich
Principal, Perth
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Sarah Guan
Manager, Hobart
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