back to article Turnbull's 'ideas boom' plan recycles existing ideas

Australia's prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced his STEM-and-Startups innovation plan, but some of it looks to be recycled rather than fresh and new innovation. As leaked to friendly media, the plan offers tax breaks for startups, kinder treatment for those who go broke in pursuit of a business idea, visas to …

  1. Winkypop Silver badge
    Facepalm

    Good old Mal

    As shallow as a puddle.

    Now, about that "NBN"....

  2. Tac Eht Xilef

    "... the plan offers tax breaks for startups, kinder treatment for those who go broke in pursuit of a business idea, visas to encourage entrepreneurs to come and overseas students to stay, plus a pledge to link business and academia to encourage the commercialisation of new ideas."

    Which will end up becoming tax breaks for existing multinationals who open a 'sales incubator' in Oz but do their accounting elsewhere, more 457 visas & less restrictions on student visa workers, and requiring universities to fund all academic research programmes from commercial partnerships.

  3. Cpt Blue Bear

    Teachers lacking training - now there's a novelty

    "Which is remarkable, because as we've often reported, Australia's teachers recognise that the Digital Technologies curriculum is a good idea, but point out they just haven't been trained to deliver it."

    Had a conversation with a mate's missus over the weekend - she's a primary school teacher.

    "I'm teaching coding on Monday"

    "What will you be using?"

    "No idea. Its going to be a debarcle".

    Now she's seriously smart and has a general interest but absolutely no training or support.

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