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The three phases of innovation: information, imagination and implementation

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Is the agenda released by Malcolm Turnbull and Christopher Pyne this Monday enough to boost innovation in Australia? Graham Thorburn says to become truly innovative we first need to examine who we are with self-knowledge and honesty.

The value of services innovation

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Tess Julian says services innovation is critical to creating the responsive, innovative nation that we want to be. Here she explains what that means.

Rediscovering local businesses

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In many parts of Australia big corporations have all but swallowed up local shops. Mary Morgan hopes that small business will again become an integral part of the community which will in turn boost local economy and jobs.

Transforming our economy from innovation to collaboration

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Today Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Christopher Pyne, Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, released a major innovation statement. Angus M Robinson reflects on the history of reviews over the years and suggests how we might get it right this time.

Cyber Rap: Innovation Celebration Across the Nation

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Since Malcolm Turnbull has become Prime Minister, innovation has become the buzzword in Australia. Peter Carter from Data61 joins the hype in style.

Empowering people of all abilities

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The 3rd of December is the International Day of People with Disability. This year's Patron of the day, John Walsh AM, says the NDIS can support greater independence for people of all abilities while returning an economic benefit to Australia.

How Australia stifles innovation by its desire for consensus

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With a culture that values consensus above all else Australia is a cosy place to live, but it can be toxic for creativity, a close cousin of innovation. Join Graham Thorburn on the search for clues to what is needed to make Australia a truly innovative society.

Has innovation finally turned a corner in Australia?

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The economic zeitgeist in favour of innovation is being supported at the highest levels of government. David Coleman is optimistic that Australia is creating the right conditions for innovation to flourish.

Samarco mine disaster in Brazil: the tragedy of the commons at work

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The recent collapse of a dam in Brazil killed 11 people with a dozen still missing. Max Thomas says disasters like this will keep occurring while the desire for more of everything as cheap as possible exists.

What did the Bonn climate negotiations indicate about Paris?

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Just over a month before the COP21, climate negotiations in Bonn were heated. So what does this mean about the level of success we could expect from the conference in Paris, where the successor agreement to the Kyoto Protocol is to be produced? Erwin Jackson, Deputy CEO of The Climate Institute, explains.