Innovation

The rebalancing act needs more than a cheap dollar

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It's unclear how much lower the Australian dollar can go without another rate cut from the Reserve Bank.

The key to raising business investment

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With monetary policy in advanced economies already pushed to its limits, we need to look elsewhere for ways to boost growth.

Australia is ripe for women start-ups

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This may surprise some, but Australia is the second-best place in the world for women to start up businesses.

Australia needs to wake up and smell the disruption

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The flat-footed response of Australian business and policy-makers to the challenges of technological disruption doesn't bode well for the country's ability to adapt to the new normal.

Tapping a new vein of wealth creation

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By fine tuning our tax system we can make Australia an international hub for advanced manufacturing.

Why a start-up might be your worst idea, and your best

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Entrepreneurs should prepare for the hard slog, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

CSIRO staff running out of patience

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CSIRO scientists committed to industrial action if an enterprise bargaining “impasse” is not resolved by the end of the month.

GE’s ten strategies for success

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GE’s head of global operations offers advice on how to run a business in the 21st century.

The race between human productivity and the machines

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Improving productivity is not about cutting wages, but raising the output per person.

KGB Interview: CSIRO's Larry Marshall

CSIRO chief executive Larry Marshall discusses the prospect of industrial action at the organisation and the relationship between scientific research and practical commercial outcomes.

Can China hatch a middle income escape plan?

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Without making difficult political, economic and industrial reforms, China is set to stagnate.

How technology will reshape the workplace of tomorrow

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What sort of strategies do we need to consider as technology transforms the way we live and do business?

Chinese innovation and the Haier model

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The man who helped turn a Chinese state-owned fridge maker into a global white goods giant plans to transform the company into a platform for innovation.

How China's richest will fund Australian innovation

The government's plan to channel funds from the significant investor visa program into sectors that are hungry for capital is a smart move.

Rich migrant changes make little sense

The government has a long line of wealthy investors wanting to come to Australia for four years. So why introduce a one-year plan for some to jump that queue?

Will Australia's economy age gracefully?

Australia’s ageing population will have huge impacts on the make-up of our economy and pose serious challenges for policymakers.

Automation threatens job growth: B20 panel

SEEK founder warns on problem without 'much of a solution', OECD eyes new opportunities.

The rise of robotics will thin out the middle class

Rather than simply destroying jobs, robotics will polarise the labour force by reducing wages in a number of sectors, thereby diminishing the middle class -- and the trend has already started.

Flushing Australia's luck down the loo

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In the digitally-powered economy, many industries will need global scale to underpin their survival. Australia’s paltry marks for innovation and export-oriented jobs should have policymakers very worried.

GovHack sparks international interest, whets VC appetites

The federal government's annual hackathon keeps going from strength to strength.

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