Supercharging Indigenous business start-up and growth 2018-2028
12 Feb 2018

The Indigenous Business Sector Strategy will help more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people build sustainable businesses that will support themselves, their families and their communities.


24 Jan 2018

Drawing on insights from the United States' experience, this paper assesses the cultural challenge of embracing failure constructively.

Working paper

20 Dec 2017

This working paper explores the experiences of refugee entrepreneurs in Australia and reviews the policies and programs designed to assist refugee entrepreneurs in Australia and other countries.


30 Nov 2016

The report identifies that the strongest performance results are achieved by businesses that innovate repeatedly. They outperform other businesses in terms of sales, value added, employment and profit growth.

Compared with non-innovative businesses, innovative businesses have reported:

3 times more jobs/positions 1.4 times...


29 Jan 2016

‘Growth’ is back on the business agenda for 2016, underscored by the release of the highly anticipated Innovation Statement. Consumer confidence is 10 per cent higher than a year ago, and the retail sector just had one of its best Christmas seasons in years....


4 Dec 2015

The Australian Labor Party's innovation policy includes 6 plans some of which have been launched separately over 2015. These are developed in more detail on separate information pages and include:

FutureSmart Schools FutureSmart Universities Labor's positive plan for Universities / Labor's Fairer Plan Startup...


24 Nov 2015

By finding new ways of creating, delivering and capturing value, visionary entrepreneurs are important game-changers who defy old business models, rewrite the rules, and define new traditions in their industries. This is essential for Australia in the post mining boom economy where economic progress will...


1 Nov 2015

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet is partnering with Pollenizer, an established Australian incubator, to deliver DataStart – an open data initiative to support data-driven innovation in Australia.

Data-driven innovation added approximately $67 billion to the Australian economy in 2013. It is...

Discussion paper

8 Dec 2014

This discussion paper forms the basis of the Government’s consultation on Crowd-sourced equity funding (CSEF). It seeks feedback on aspects of potential CSEF models, including a model recommended by the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee in a report on CSEF released in June 2014, as...



With the Australian economy undergoing rapid structural change, the nation and its policy-makers are faced with the question: where will the jobs of tomorrow come from? Supporting and growing those Australian industries that are well-placed to innovate and create the next wave of employment growth...



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