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Joint statement: The health industry as an economic priority for Victoria

Victoria has world-leading competitive advantages in the health industry, which encompasses health and medical research, biotechnology, medical technology, pharmaceuticals, digital health, healthcare delivery, global health and health services. Victoria’s healthcare sector contributes to more than $30 billion to…

BioMelbourne Network submission regarding R&D Tax Incentive

On behalf of the members, BioMelbourne Network has made a submission to Treasury regarding the proposed changes to the R&D Tax Incentive. In terms of our overall consideration of the proposed changes to the R&D Tax Incentive, it…

BioMelbourne Network Policy Principles – 2018 State Election

The biotechnology, medical technology and pharmaceutical sector in Victoria is vibrant and growing but yet to reach its full potential contribution to the Victorian economy. Historical support from governments has allowed the sector to grow, now employing 75,000…

Media Release – Industry calls for Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals Innovation Hub

Media Release – Monday 20th November 2017 At its Annual General Meeting today, BioMelbourne Network will launch a pre-budget submission calling for the Victorian Government to invest in a Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals Innovation Hub in Melbourne. The Hub…

BioMelbourne Network submission to the Policy Consultation Paper – Visa Simplification: Transforming Australia’s Visa System

“Australia’s visa system must remain globally competitive to attract talent to build future industries and transition to a knowledge-led economy” Health is a global market and access to global talent is critical for healthcare innovation. Companies need to…

September 2017 – Pharmaceutical Manufacturing: Driving Competitive Advantage for Victoria

Continued Discussions : Pharmaceutical Manufacturing: Driving Competitive Advantage for Victoria BioMelbourne Network convened a roundtable with Minister Wade Noonan, Minister Philip Dalidakis and 14 pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies who currently manufacture or develop products for manufacture in Victoria…

Joint Statement on Skilled Migration Visa Changes

Restoration on skilled visas welcomed across medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector. The restoration of key occupations for the medical technology, research and pharmaceutical sector to the skilled migration visa list has been welcomed by six representative organisations.…

BioMelbourne Network Welcomes Revisions to Skilled Migration Visas

Revisions to the skilled migration list have been welcomed by many BioMelbourne Network members across the biotechnology, medical technology and pharmaceutical sector. The restoration of occupations such as life scientist, biotechnologist, CEO/General Manager, and biochemist to the Medium…

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…

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…

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…

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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