NEWSFLASH! In September I will join The Conversation as its Business and Economy Editor. I have been honoured to work at The Age for the past ten years, originally alongside the legendry Tim Colebatch, and for the past four years as economics editor in my own right.

At The Conversation, my job will be to make the best thinking from Australia's 40 univerisites accessible to the widest possible audience. That means you. From the new year I will also write a weekly column.

On this site are most of the important things I have written for Fairfax and the ABC over the past few decades. I recommend the Search function. The site is a record for you, as well as me.

I'll continue to post great things from The Conversation and other places here, and also on Twitter and Facebook. Enjoy.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

An innovative innovation revew?

We'll see

The Innovation Minister Kim Carr will releases the Review of the National Innovation System in Melbourne at 2.30pm.

The members include Terry Cutler, Nicholas Gruen (well-known to readers of this blog), Steve Dowrick of the ANU, and Glyn Davis, the co-convenor of the 2020 summit - so it might be good.

"The review has made a broad range of recommendations including innovation in business, strengthening people and skills, excellence in national research, information and market design, and taxation."

It'll be here.