Industry Spotlight

Dr Anna Lavelle on ten years at AusBiotech

29 September 2015 via Biotech Dispatch: To mark ten years at the helm of AusBiotech, CEO Dr Anna Lavelle sat down for an interview with Biotech Dispatch. Dr Lavelle joined AusBiotech just over ten years ago, having enjoyed a varied career up to that point as an acad... | READ MORE

Malcolm Turnbull announces new ministry - with 'innovation' at the centre

21 September 2015 via Biotech Dispatch: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says innovation will be at the centre of his Government. The Prime Minister announced his first ministry in Canberra on Sunday Former Education Minister Christopher Pyne has been appointed Mini... | READ MORE

AusBiotech hopes new leadership accelerates tax reform

15 September 2015 via Biotech Dispatch: AusBiotech has welcomed Malcolm Turnbulls appointment as Prime Minister, expressing the hope his leadership will trigger the end of a period of Government policy inertia, and progress in tax reform aimed to building Australia's... | READ MORE

AusBiotech welcomes decision in the Marsh v Baxter case

3 September 2015 via Biotech Dispatch: AusBiotech CEO, Dr Anna Lavelle, has welcomed todays decision of the Supreme Court of Western Australia Court of Appeal in the Marsh v Baxter case that reaffirms the foundation of cooperative farming, irrespective of farming met... | READ MORE

AusBiotech members on list of most innovative

25 August 2015: Four members of AusBiotech have been included in a list of Australias most innovative companies. AbbVie, Bayer, Johnson & Johnson and Planet Innovation, all made it into the 2015 BRW 50 Most Innovative Companies in Australia. The list measures the d... | READ MORE

First report of innovation inquiry backs biotech

21 August 2015: The Senate Economics References Committee has tabled its interim report on Australias innovation system. The report includes an issues paper prepared by Professor Roy Green, who was engaged by the Committee as an expert consultant. Professor Greens ... | READ MORE

Another IP review

20 August 2015: Treasurer Joe Hockey has formally asked the Productivity Commission to undertake an inquiry into Australias intellectual property arrangements. An inquiry was recommended in the Ian Harper-led Competition Policy Review, which also recommended that cu... | READ MORE

Political leaders speak in support of innovation

18 August 2015: Science reaches into every corner of our lives - in ways we instantly recognise such as medical advances, and in other ways that are more subtle, according to Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane. Speaking in Parliament to mark National Science Week, Mr ... | READ MORE

Victoria wants biotech

13 August 2015: The Victorian Government is looking for ideas on how to grow its medical technology and pharmaceutical sector, while enhancing collaboration between industry and its health and medical research sector. Victoria is home to around 150 biotechnology com... | READ MORE

Inquiry backs Medical Research Future Fund

11 August 2015: A Senate inquiry has backed the Governments $20 billion Medical Research Future Fund. The Abbott Government announced creation of the MRFF in last years Budget, controversially funded through savings measures in the health portfolio. While many of t... | READ MORE

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