May 2017 – Department of Immigration Roundtable Discussion

BioMelbourne Network CEO, Dr Krystal Evans attended a technology industries roundtable discussion with the Department of Immigration and the Department of Industry regarding skilled migration and the decision to abolish the 457 visa program. The medical technology, biotechnology and…

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Joint statement on the Research & Development Tax Incentive 18 April 2017

Don’t rip the guts out of Australian medical research commercialisation Commercialisation of Australian medical research is under serious threat if the package of measures put by the ‘Ferris, Finkel, Fraser’ Review of the Research & Development (R&D) Tax…

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December 2016 – Meeting with the Hon Jill Hennessy, Minister for Health

Dr Krystal Evans met with the Hon Jill Hennessy’s office and had a detailed discussion about the more specific impact of the proposed cap on clinical trials in Victoria. BioMelbourne Network is aware that State Ministers have formally communicated…

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December 2016 – CfM Future Focus Group on Future Biotech Skills in Melbourne

BioMelbourne Network CEO Dr Krystal Evans and interim CEO Lusia Guthrie recently participated in a meeting for the Committee for Melbourne Future Focus Group  project on Future Biotech Skills in Melbourne.  This project will is about ensuring our…

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November 2016 – Meeting with the Hon Greg Hunt, Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science

BioMelbourne Network CEO, Dr Krystal Evans participated in a roundtable discussion with Minister Hunt and industry leaders, representatives from Medicines Australia, AusBiotech, Research Australia, MTAA and BioMelbourne Network was a highly constructive session discussing the Review of the R&D…

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November 2016 – BioMelbourne Network response to proposed changes to R&D Tax Incentive

BioMelbourne Network wrote to the Hon Greg Hunt – Minister of Industry, Innovation and Science, on behalf of our members to express serious concern over the impact of proposed changes to the R&D Tax incentive on the biotechnology,…

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October 2016 – Have your say on the R&D Tax Incentive Review Paper

Deadline: 28th October 2016 The R&D Tax Incentive Review paper including a proposed $2M cap on the annual cash refund payable under the R&D Tax Incentive. BioMelbourne Network does not support this proposed change to the R&D Tax Incentive which…

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September 2016 – AusTrade International Health Strategy

BioMelbourne Network CEO, Dr Krystal Evans was invited to attend a briefing and comment on AusTrade’s International Health Trade Strategy for 2016-17 that aims to promote Australia’s health capabilities to international markets. It was an important opportunity to…

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September 2016 – Changes to the R&D Tax Incentive: Putting a handbrake on innovation

The R&D Tax Incentive Review paper was released on 28th of September, making recommendations on changes to the scheme – including a proposed $2Million cap on the annual cash refund payable under the R&D Tax Incentive. The proposed…

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Victorian Government Actions for our Sector Since March 2016

It’s great to see a round-up of some of the outcomes of our advocacy work and collaboration with the Vic Government: On 17 March this year, the Victorian government released its Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals Sector Strategy. Extensive…

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September 2016 – Speaking at Connecting Women at STEMM Conference

It’s been a great week for celebrating women in STEMM, with the inaugural “Connecting Women in STEMM” National Conference held here in Melbourne. Speaking to a diverse audience of over 200 representatives from industry, government and academia, BioMelbourne…

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BioMelbourne Network CEO on MELBOURNE 4.0 Steering Committee

The Committee for Melbourne has announced the members of the MELBOURNE 4.0 Steering Committee. The Steering Committee will drive the MELBOURNE 4.0 engagement process and ensure concrete policy initiatives are identified. Reflective of the Committee for Melbourne’s membership,…

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