Start-up rent-seekers need to stop their whining

Despite having a higher profile than ever and better access to the political leadership, Australia's start-up community can't get its point across. So what's the problem?

Listening to the shrieks and squeals of tech sector commentators over the past few weeks, you’d be forgiven for thinking Joe Hockey’s first budget contained nothing for the industry. A more measured inspection of the budget entrails and you will find the Coalition has delivered a lot.

A lot of pain, and a lot of lessons.

If you accept that a budget is ultimately a statement of direction and a statement of intent, then this government has told the tech sector all it needs to know.

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