Industries--Technological innovations

Discussion paper

03 Aug 2017

This review will consult widely and examine Australia’s current capability and areas of comparative advantage, as well as our regional and international engagement within the sector. Importantly, it will also consider how the space industry sector aligns with other sectors and government...

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Article

02 Aug 2017

The $11 billion Metro Tunnel rail link project, which will run under central Melbourne, is one of Australia’s biggest infrastructure projects, but there has been some unusual ground testing going on at the sites of two of the new underground stations.

University of Melbourne researchers...

Discussion paper

01 Aug 2017

The report finds that the number of fintech startups in Australia has increased from less than 100 in 2014 to 579 companies today, with around 60 percent of all fintech companies basing themselves in Sydney.

The range of sectors has also diversified substantially, with 10 fintech...

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Report

28 Jul 2017

This report recognises and celebrates the significant role of Japanese investment in Australia's economy. Importantly, it also looks to the future and to new areas of investment cooperation emerging with Japan.

The report coincides with the 60th anniversary of the historic Agreement on...

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Research report

27 Jul 2017

The nature of work is changing. For some workers, it is the best of times, as their knowledge, skills and creativity become increasingly valuable and combine to make them more prosperous. For others, however, it is the worst of times, as their hard-won skills and occupational practice become...

Report

26 Jul 2017

By 2030, automation, globalisation and flexibility will change what we do in every job. To prepare young people for this future we must urgently shift our understanding of what it will mean to be smart in the New Work Order. Analysing 20 billion hours of work completed by 12 million Australians...

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Other text

20 Jul 2017

When the organisers met with me to set the agenda for this conference session months ago, it was the first time since I have been in Chairman of the Productivity Commission – four years now - that we could not find a consensus and commit in advance to a topic that represented the outlook, the...

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Research report

14 Jul 2017

Construction is a priority industry for work health and safety, with controlling exposures to disease-causing hazards identified as an area requiring improvement. In comparison to the general construction industry, however, tunnel construction workers have an increased risk of developing...

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Report

13 Jul 2017

Victoria has one of the world's largest life science clusters composed of the medical technology (medtech), biotechnology (biotech) and pharmaceutical industries. It is home to a vibrant commercial sector, key R&D infrastructure and advanced manufacturing expertise making it a highly sought...

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Discussion paper

06 Jul 2017

In 2016, the Committee for Sydney and The Business of Cities published First Amongst Equals? , the first edition of a global benchmarking study of Sydney’s comparative performance against other world cities.

This second edition updates and develops this benchmarking exercise, rating...

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Policy report

03 Jul 2017

On 14-15 June 2017 in Brisbane, The Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) explored the challenges that underpin an ageing population at the 2017 ATSE National Technology Challenges Dialogue: The Crisis in Ageing - Technology to manage the challenges in healthcare.

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Research report

29 Jun 2017

The vocational education and training sector has an important role to play in the National Innovation and Science Agenda, particularly through the development of skills. This research explores the idea of whether the student placement process — where an individual is placed in a workplace to...

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Statistics

15 Jun 2017

A summary of statistics on businesses use of the internet, and the innovation activity of businesses.

Key indicators of business use of IT include: internet access; the use of broadband; web presence; social media presence; and internet commerce (i.e. the placing and receiving of orders...

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Article

12 Jun 2017

In 2007 US creative cities “guru” Richard Florida was flown up to Noosa to tell the local city council how they, too, could become a creative city.

Noosa was one of a long line of cities across the globe queuing up to pay big bucks to the US-based academic-entrepreneur. “Being creative”...

Guide

02 Jun 2017

This guide is intended to provide information and raise awareness about initiatives that can help property owners or managers reduce energy costs and cut emissions for their buildings.

This handbook aims to identify initiatives that you won’t find in the current National Construction Code...

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Strategy

02 Jun 2017

Australia needs an energy sector that addresses the ‘energy trilemma’ – that is to say it must provide energy security, affordability and environmental sustainability. After a period of relative stability, significant change in the energy sector can be expected in coming years due to the need to...

Report

25 Apr 2017

Given the significant interest in fintech globally, and its ongoing evolution in terms of market drivers, technologies and potential use-cases, KPMG is bringing you pulse of fintech investment globally. Each quarter, we’ll highlight key fintech deals, issues and challenges seen around the world...

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Commentary

Article

19 Apr 2017

TPG Telecom Ltd has announced it intends to become Australia’s fourth mobile network operator, along with Telstra, Optus and Vodafone.

TPG Telecom Ltd has purchased spectrum licenses for A$1.26 billion and will spend another A$600 million building the network infrastructure. However, it...

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Research report

12 Apr 2017

This report on patent activity highlights Australia’s positive global ranking in advanced manufacturing patent applications, showing healthy levels of innovation within the sector.

Patents for new products, processes and technologies are a useful indicator of innovation performance within...

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Journal article

03 Apr 2017

This paper studies emerging technologies for tracking reading behaviors (“reading analytics”) and their implications for reader privacy, attempting to place them in a historical context. It discusses what data is being collected, to whom it is available, and how it might be used by various...

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