What contributes to a robust tax environment for businesses? According to The Tax Foundation’s International Tax Competitiveness Index, it’s over forty variables across the categories of corporate taxes, consumption taxes, property taxes, individual taxes, and international tax rules. This year’s Index ranks New Zealand the second most competitive of the 34 OECD countries considered. Australia…

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New Zealand and Australia are looking to a more sustainable future by using green biotech to eschew the limited global reserves of non-renewable resources. Creating butanone and 2-butanol from waste gases University of Otago biochemists Dr Monica Gerth and Dr Wayne Patrick are working on a project that will enzymatically turn 2,3-butanediol into butanone and 2-butanol. They produce the precursor product…

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How do you make the most of your health discoveries? Therapeutic Innovation Australia believes that collaboration is key to meeting the challenges of research commercialisation. To help bring together Australia’s therapeutic sector, this year they launched a new collaborative, the Australian Therapeutic Pipeline. This will support Australian researchers in their drive to translate their discoveries…

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