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Thursday, 23 October 2014 16:08

Changes to Do Not Call Register

The Australian Government has introduced legislation to change the Do Not Call Register so it will only be necessary to place a phone number on the Register once, as opposed to re-registering after eight years.

Scrapping the carbon tax has delivered families and businesses in Bradfield the biggest drop in electricity prices on record.

Today the ABS released the Consumer Price Index for the September Quarter 2014 — the first outcome since the Coalition scrapped Labor’s damaging carbon tax.

Electricity prices had the largest fall since 1980 (when the CPI electricity price series was created).

The Australian Government is today announcing a package of measures to eliminate unnecessary red tape and remove onerous or outdated reporting requirements in the communications sector.

The measures will generate cumulative savings of over $70 million for consumers and businesses, and result in over 3,400 pages of redundant or obsolete regulation being repealed.

Businesses which provide jobs to older Australians are now eligible to receive up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) in assistance from the Australian Government.

Monday, 20 October 2014 00:00

Science to Boost Competitiveness in Bradfield

Schools in Bradfield will benefit from a significant Australian Government investment to improve the focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

Paul Fletcher is encouraging eligible students in Bradfield to nominate for the nation’s top prize for Year 12 students undertaking vocational education and training in school.

Residents across the Colac Otway region are a step closer to entering the superfast broadband era, with community consultation now underway for the construction of 11 new fixed wireless facilities.

Sarah Henderson, Federal Member for Corangamite, and Paul Fletcher MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications, visited Cororooke today to make the announcement.

Australian Financial Review, Chanticleer by Tony Boyd, 20/10/2014

Google's eye on garages

When Google's top engineer in Australia, Alan Noble, was this week asked what was the biggest threat to Google, his rapid-fire answer was: 'Two people in a garage." 

From Startup Smart, 15/10/14 by Kye White

Every company is a software company, or is becoming one, according to Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar.

Giving the 2014 JJC Bradfield Lecture in Sydney on Monday night, Farquhar compared software to the invention of electricity in terms of the impact it is having on society.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 00:00

In the Media: Start-ups win on share options

From Technology Spectator, 15/10/14 by Supratim Adhikari

Australia’s start-up scene has just received a welcome dose of wish-fulfilment and after labouring long and hard to get changes made to the tax treatment of employee share options, the Coalition government has finally delivered the goods for tech-focused entrepreneurs.

It's no magic bullet, but it's a healthy step in the right direction, and, at the very least, expunges some of the deterrents set in place by the previous Labor government.

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