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Joint Statement of support for an Australian Patent Box

Posted 15 September 2021 Australia’s health innovators support the introduction of a Patent Box, and we welcome this initiative by the Australian Government. With the right policy settings, a Patent Box will ensure Australian discoveries in health are…

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R&D Tax Incentive – Federal Budget (October 2021)

8 October 2020 As provided to BioMelbourne Network Members in Insider, 8 October 2020. The following is a summary of the R&D Tax Incentive.  Overall the news is good with the Federal Government enhancing some aspects of the…

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Updates: Senate Hearing for R&D Tax Incentive Bill (July – September 2020)

3 September 2020 A report was released today from the Senate Select Committee on Financial Technology and Regulatory Technology, chaired by Senator Andrew Bragg.  This Committee was reviewing tax, regulation, capital and funding, skills and talent, and culture,…

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Victoria’s health industry welcomes Andrews government

30 November 2018 On behalf of its members, BioMelbourne Network congratulates the Hon Daniel Andrews MP and the Victorian Labor party on their re-election at the 2018 state election. BioMelbourne Network CEO Dr Krystal Evans welcomes the opportunity…

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BioMelbourne Network opposes cuts to the R&D Tax Incentive

5 November 2018 BioMelbourne Network has made a submission to the Senate Inquiry regarding the changes to the R&D Tax Incentive as outlined in the Treasury Laws Amendment. BioMelbourne Network is opposed to the proposed changes to the…

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2018 state election priorities

Health industry priorities for Victoria Victoria is the state that will change the future of health. The health industry is the industrial sector that encompasses biotechnology, medical technology, pharmaceuticals and digital healthcare that enables research and development as…

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Calls to back the health industry for Victoria’s future

BioMelbourne Network is challenging state election candidates to adopt initiatives that make the health industry a top economic priority for Victoria.

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

September 2018 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…

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BioMelbourne Network submission regarding R&D Tax Incentive

August 2018 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…

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BioMelbourne Network Policy Principles – 2018 State Election

May 2018 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…

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Industry calls for Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals Innovation Hub

Monday 20th November 2017 Media Release 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…

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

October 2017 “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…

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