Billson’s big promise to Australian start-ups

Much-needed reforms to benefit local tech start-ups may finally be on the cards, but supporting the sector from the small business portfolio comes with its problems.

Federal Small Business Minister Bruce Billson added some shape to some of the unknowns in the government’s tech sector industry policy at last week’s G20 satellite conference on small business issues.

But really, until the Tony Abbott-chaired National Industry Investment and Competitiveness Agenda is announced in the coming weeks, we won’t know what the underpinnings of the local tech start-up sector fully look like.

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