News and interviews on Greg Combet including trends, features, blogs and community conversations from an Australian business perspective.
Tuesday, 10 July 2012
Green start-ups are becoming increasingly spoilt for choice with regard to funding programs, following the launch of the $200 million Clean Technology Innovation Program.
The ALP's decision to place a tax on carbon makes its attack on the Greens a futile one, particularly when you consider attitudes have shifted so much it's now being forced to re-justify the need to reduce carbon.
Thursday, 28 June 2012
The carbon tax, which starts on Sunday, was a good idea introduced at the wrong time which will have unforeseen side effects –- some of which may lift rather than reduce Australia’s carbon output.
Monday, 28 May 2012
Defence budget cuts could be the undoing of some SMEs reliant on ADF contracts.
Despite a general understanding of the labour shortage in the mining sector, politicians have managed to stuff up the Enterprise Mining Agreement while union leaders once again show a total lack of leadership.
Friday, 18 May 2012
Billabong founder Gordon Merchant is riding the bioplastic wave with Plantic Technologies signing a deal with Coles.
Wednesday, 09 May 2012
Here’s the sector-by-sector breakdown on how your industry fared in the federal budget.
Thursday, 03 September 2009
Defence Material Minister Greg Combet announces grants for defence sector SMEs to improve their competitiveness and access new technology.
Wednesday, 25 June 2008
Bigger role for SMEs in defence work: Combet
Tuesday, 26 February 2008
Door opens for small defence business players
Sunday, 25 November 2007
Historic Labor election win
Wednesday, 04 April 2007
OK, we know Labor is surging in the polls, but just what, exactly, is its IR policy? We need to know – now.
Wednesday, 14 February 2007
There's no need to fear a return to an onerous unfair dismissal system. Labor, and small business, knows what is at stake.