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Thursday, September 5th, 2013 @ 10:08AM

Kate’s Digital Economy Blog 4 – Digital Services for Sustainable Development Innovation Partnership

The twelve Australian Innovation Partnerships now announced by the Rudd Labor Government represent a huge leap forward in the Australian innovation landscape. Individually, they are each a significant initiative that potentially takes an industry sector to a new level of global competiveness and job creation. Collectively, and linked by the…

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 @ 3:39PM

The Rudd Labor Government’s Commitment to Multicultural Affairs

Australia is multicultural by definition. Successive waves of migrants have made Australia home. With respectful acknowledgement of our first Australians, our Indigenous peoples, with whom the journey of reconciliation continues, we are all migrants of one generation or another. In this way, multiculturalism is inclusive of all Australians and our…

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 @ 5:06PM

Kate’s Digital Economy Blog 3 – The Space and Spatial Innovation Partnership

The Rudd Labor Government is currently announcing 10 new Australian Innovation Partnerships – a $500 million program which is part of the Government’s $1 billion Plan for Australian Jobs. These industry-led partnerships will create more Australian exports and jobs, and diversify our national economy. They will provide a more demand-driven…

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 @ 6:11PM

Kate’s Digital Economy Blog 2 – Tech startups: Now is your chance to shape policy

opinion A key priority in my roles in the Innovation and Digital Economy portfolios is to boost the prospects of technology start-ups in Australia. New companies create new jobs and that’s what Australia needs. Technology start-ups are the way great ideas become great businesses. It’s new technologies and new business…

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 @ 10:55AM

Wishing David Archer well on a 400thousand step journey

We are here in support of a truly remarkable person David Archer – to wish David well on his truly remarkable journey. See my video with David at: David Archer. Congratulations David on reaching $11,000 in donations before you have even taken your first of 400,000 steps. Four-hundred-thousand-steps is a…

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Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 @ 7:41PM

Kate’s Digital Economy Blog 1 – National ICT Australia

Earlier this month I visited NICTA’s headquarters at the Australia Technology Park at Everleigh in Sydney.  I was reminded of the great breadth and depth of NICTA’s achievements in ICT innovation. NICTA is fuelling a productivity engine, where world-class innovation and research meets actual commercialisation and implementation in industry.  These…

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