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  • The Cyber-Threat to Mid-Sized Businesses

    Editor     |      October 11, 2017

    The latest report by the Australian Cyber Security Centre outlines the grave threats posed by online criminality and espionage to the Australian business community.

  • Stuck in the Middle with You

    Andrew Robertson     |      October 9, 2017

    If the government is serious about encouraging mid-sized firms to expand to create jobs and value, they must join private sector calls for better business education for company managers, the hiring of management and financial talent and help fund outside consultants to bridge the gap.

  • Julie Bishop launches International Cyber Engagement Strategy

    Editor     |      October 6, 2017

    The government’s new International Cyber Engagement Strategy promises consultation with mid-sized firms as it lays out a comprehensive digital trade and cyber-security strategy for the next three years.

  • Sinodinos backs mid-sized firms at the GAP Summit

    Editor     |      October 6, 2017

    Arthur Sinodinos, Federal Minister of industry, Innovation and Science, highlighted the need for  government, industry and the non-profit sector to collaborate to address barriers to growth for mid-sized firms at September’s GAP Summit

  • Help Save the World at Work

    Belinda Lyone     |      October 4, 2017

    Innovation and investment in environmentally friendly products should not be limited to the home. Belinda Lyone explains how you can be kinder to the environment while at work.

  • There’s nothing middling about being in the middle – especially when it comes to business

    Christopher Zinn     |      October 2, 2017

    We need to reclaim back the middle, or, if you like, the average, and not be ashamed to stand proudly between the better identified and represented, but no more worthy totems of small and big business.

  • New Grants Announced for NSW/Israel Innovation Projects

    Editor     |      September 27, 2017

    The NSW Minister for Innovation Matt Kean has announced one-off grants of up to $250,000 for New South Wales firms to support Research and Development undertaken with Israeli partners.

  • Innovation is the Issue

    Peter Carre     |      September 25, 2017

    The recent GAP Summit highlighted innovation as the key to growing mid-sized business, just as it is to success in the wider Australian economy. The process for harnessing innovation itself is not easy to define, with all of its various components, but it has an intrinsic order and architecture that can be detected, excavated and explored in order to make the most of our national resources.

  • Federal Government Announces Space Agency

    Editor     |      September 25, 2017

    After years of lobbying from the nation’s scientists and space industry advocates, the Australian Government has announced the establishment of a National Space Agency. The announcement coincides with the staging of the International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide where the government and opposition will lay out details of their plans.

  • Engineering Australia’s Future

    Michael Heimlich     |      September 25, 2017

    The American engineer and author Henry Petroski once remarked that ‘science is about knowing’ while ‘engineering is about doing’. While the importance of science in the STEM agenda is routinely emphasised by politicians and educators alike, the crucial role played by engineers is all too often ignored to the detriment of Australia’s future.