News and interviews on Kim Carr including trends, features, blogs and community conversations from an Australian business perspective.
Wednesday, 02 February 2011
Report into Australia's research efforts found just 12 of the 41 universities studied are producing world class research.
Friday, 26 November 2010
Critics of Industry Minister Kim Carr’s R&D tax credit scheme have called for the Government to submit the bill to another review.
Thursday, 19 August 2010
Innovation Minister Kim Carr has slammed a Coalition plan to operate some business assistance programs on a fee-for-services basis.
Monday, 26 July 2010
The Government announces it will strip $220 million from the Solar Flagship program in order to promote a new Cash for Clunkers deal to get pre-1995 cars off the roads.
Monday, 19 July 2010
Less than three days into the 2010 Federal Election campaign business voters are already seeing some big differences emerging between Labor and the Coalition.
Tuesday, 13 July 2010
Despite the hundreds of government grants available for SMEs, many entrepreneurs are not even aware these sources of funding exist.
Tuesday, 29 June 2010
Business groups call on the Federal Government to urgently clarify whether its R&D tax credit scheme will come into force as planned on July 1.
Thursday, 03 June 2010
Tax expert says the Government must abandon its July 1 start date for the new research and development tax credit scheme.
Monday, 31 May 2010
The Government continues to receive stiff opposition to the new research and development tax credit system.
Wednesday, 12 May 2010
The Federal Budget is short on big-ticket spending initiatives, but full of smaller, targeted measures designed to give specific sectors a boost.
Tuesday, 11 May 2010
Industry groups appear to have lost their battle to force further changes to the Government’s R&D tax credit system.
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Leading expert says the Government’s revised R&D tax incentive plan is still too complex and will mean many firms will find access to R&D incentives is blocked.
Thursday, 04 March 2010
Government announces the IT industry is being provided with a broker and spokesperson to help SMEs gain information about contracts which they normally could not access.
Thursday, 21 January 2010
The Government’s lashing of the Opposition for daring to suggest assistance to the car and clothing sectors should be reassessed is silly.
Tuesday, 12 January 2010
News from the car and clothing sectors send a strong message to the Government – whatever you try, saving them will be almost impossible.
Tuesday, 22 December 2009
As the Government makes drastic changes to innovation funding, the highly successful COMET program will be shut to new applicants within days.
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Australia's most powerful computer has been revealed in Canberra, in what scientists are calling a landmark event for the future of scientific research.
Friday, 06 November 2009
The real problem for small business lies in missed management opportunities.
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
The Federal Government is set to launch its new Commercialisation Australia funding body early next year.
The Federal Government will launch its new Commercialisation Australia funding body early next year, with grants of $250,000 available for proof of concept activities and repayable grants of up to $2 million for early stage commericalisation.