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Budget Insider 2018

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BUDGET NIGHT 2018

An Intelligent Policy Soirèe!

When seriously fun discussions and networking happens in the name of public policy

Oh what a time to be alive!

It is that time of year when the lobbyists write their wish-lists, industry groups take their caps into their hands, and the tech and innovation sector turn their attention to the one and only, Treasurer Scott Morrison.

That’s right the Budget is nearly upon us, and it means InnovationAus.com’s Budget Insider – the supercool policy soiree – is in advanced planning. In 2018 it looks like we might even have something to talk about as discussions about innovation policy – taboo since the 2016 election – seem to be making a comeback.

Just as we thought the Federal government had slipped into an irreversible coma of inactivity, Bill Ferris’ Innovation and Science Australia has put forward 30 recommendations in its 2030 Strategy that shows there may still be life in the innovation policy after all. These recommendations do not come without Budget consequences. Certainly not in relation to the R&D tax incentive scheme, nor in education and training, or in the reinvestment of science infrastructure. There’s even rumours of new Innovation Funds. And so we expect a swag of initiatives will land in the Treasurer’s speech – and we will be on hand with cocktails and canapes to ring in the changes as they are announced on the evening of the second Tuesday in May.

Scott Morrison’s 2018 Budget is almost certainly his last before we head to the polls for the next election. This government talked a big game on innovation policy when Malcolm Turnbull took over the leadership in 2015 and then launched the National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA), now let’s see with Bill Ferris’ ISA 2030 strategy acting as the hymn sheet, if we’ll hear the bottom line details of a new innovation agenda.

This is the InnovationAus.com annual call-out to tech industry leaders and die-hard policy wonks to unite and join InnovationAus.com for Budget Insider 2018 to listen to ScoMo’s Budget address to the Parliament (and to discuss its entrails in the hours that follow). We have again pulled together two great panels – one before the speech making fearless predictions, and one straight afterwards, either basking in a glow of Treasurer-love, or a disappointed industry wallflower. This event is not one to be missed!

Again, we hope to draw a big crowd and have a great discussion about public policy.
Join us 8 May 2018 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. We have limited general release places, so register now to secure your seat!


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For group discounts of three or more please contact Iwan Hartono on 02 8016 2231.


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