Australian Industry Group
4:41PM | Thursday, 11 April 2013 | The World Economic Forum’s latest Global Information Technology Report shows Australia continues to slip down the rankings, falling from ninth spot in 2004 to 18th in 2013.
3:17AM | Friday, 15 March 2013 | Key players in the Australian tech start-up scene have lashed out at Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s suggestion the 457 visa program is being abused by the IT industry.
2:25PM | Monday, 4 February 2013 | The small business sector has been handed its fourth minister in two years, with former immigration minister Chris Bowen assuming the role as part of an unexpected cabinet reshuffle.
1:43PM | Thursday, 31 January 2013 | Yesterday’s announcement of the 2013 federal election date garnered a largely positive response from business groups, but there are now concerns about “policy paralysis” within government.
12:31PM | Friday, 21 December 2012 | Business groups have downplayed the Federal Government’s concession the budget is unlikely to return to surplus in 2012-13, with one group describing the move as “neither here nor there”.
10:32PM | Monday, 29 October 2012 | Business groups have praised the Federal Government for the goals outlined in the Australia in the Asian Century white paper, including a vision to transform Australia’s innovation system.
10:25PM | Thursday, 25 October 2012 | No changes will be made to the R&D Tax Incentive after the Business Tax Working Group failed to find a “revenue neutral” way to fund a company tax cut, which has been pushed for by lobby groups.
10:33PM | Monday, 22 October 2012 | Small businesses are bracing themselves for a hit following the release of Treasurer Wayne Swan’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook, which has downgraded the 2012-13 projected surplus to $1.1 billion.
8:29PM | Monday, 13 August 2012 | Cutting the company tax rate to 25% would cost the Federal Budget $26 billion in revenue over four years, according to the Business Tax Working Group, which today released a discussion paper.
7:38PM | Monday, 2 July 2012 | Clean energy start-ups are gearing up for the potential opportunities provided by the newly-imposed carbon tax, despite widespread uncertainty in the business community over the rising costs associated with the scheme.