$405 million to accelerate Advance Queensland

By June 13, 2016Client News

Making Queensland the national innovation leader

The Palaszczuk Government will increase its investment in innovation and creating the jobs of the future to $405 million to advance Queensland’s new economy.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today announced the acceleration of Advance Queensland as a budget centrepiece with 13 additional initiatives to ignite the state’s economic growth and diversity.

“I’m determined to make Queensland Australia’s innovation leader, which is why I have dramatically increased our investment and broadened our focus to embrace opportunities across the economy,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

“We have turned our $180 million Advance Queensland Innovation and jobs plan into a $405 million whole-of-government innovation agenda, to help create the jobs of the future.

“Advance Queensland is key to our state’s economic diversity. We are backing the innovators – startups, small business, school kids, farmers, scientists, researchers, tradespeople, engineers, doctors,

teachers – because that will create a new era of opportunity for Queenslanders.”

SOURCE: DSITI Media Releases

About Amy Ward

Amy Ward is a strategic communications and management consultant. She is the founder and director of OTM, a successful management consultancy, specialising in strategy, commercialisation, communications, change and marketing. Her professional experience spans commercial organisations, government and not for profits. For close to twenty years she has worked with complex B2B and innovative B2C programs and services across diverse industries such as information technology, eHealth, primary health and community care, telecommunications, mining and resources, management consulting, process control, integrated transport, geospatial, sustainability, retail (online) and more. Amy is generous in volunteering her expertise as a mentor and as an advisor. In addition to her day job at OTM she is a board director for Communify, an advisor for the Inclusive Brisbane Board, Professional Advice Alliance and a mentor for the Queensland Government’s Mentoring 4 Growth program.

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