The Digital Age is transforming all aspects of our lives, broadening our horizons and creating limitless potential. That gives us a range of opportunities, including in relation to high-growth startups. Labor has announced a suite of policies aimed at creating the necessary conditions for a thriving startup ecosystem in Australia.
The digital transformation will affect everything - from how we communicate, educate, undertake commerce, even the way we seek medical treatment. It is changing the way we live, the way we work and even the way we engage with government.
As with all transformative changes, it presents challenges but also immense opportunities.
The creativity and ingenuity of Australians means we are well placed to exploit the considerable opportunities this will open up.
But to embrace these opportunities we need a smart new plan to grow new and emerging businesses and enterprises in the digital economy - securing the jobs of today and creating the jobs of tomorrow.