• Aussie thongs innovator rebrands as Boomerangz

    GOLD COAST-BASED Willi Footwear – whose double-plug thong designs have won acclaim from hundreds of thousands of loyal Australian customers – is re-branding to expand into global markets as ‘Boomerangz’

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  • Urgency for business to get behind Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

    HYPERACTIVE humanitarian organisation Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance working to prevent outbreaks of disease worldwide, is calling on Asia-Pacific business leaders for help.

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  • Aussie EV fast-charge innovator Tritium sets up European HQ

    AUSTRALIAN electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging solutions company, Tritium, is driving growth in Europe by establishing its European Union headquarters in the Netherlands capital, Amsterdam.

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  • River City Labs is growing, and going from strength to strength, at its new location, The Precinct, in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley.

    River City Labs Accelerator drives founders to scale up

    RIVER CITY LABS Accelerator, in partnership with Telstra-backed muru-D, has opened applications for its next cohort of business founders seeking to scale fast – and internationally.

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  • Torrens Uni anticipates the jobs of tomorrow

    TORRENS University Australia – part of the global Laureate group of universities – is seeing success from its revitalisation of certain course areas that are showing strong jobs growth.

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May 23, 2018

Pilot shortages hit harder by 457 Visa abolition

THE recent abolition of the 457 Visa by the Federal Government – replaced by a new Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) visa – has had unintended consequences in the aviation industry through a looming shortage of pilots.

Australian aviation has suffered periodic shortages of pilots ever since the mass sackings of pilots that occurred during the long pilots’…

Issue #90

Cover story: PLAY MAKERS

Truly 'Vuly' innovative manufacturing.

Companies in depth

CatchData | Northquest | Vuly.

Editorial

How the ‘too big to fail’ have failed Australian SMEs.

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  • 26 May, 2018

    Nutanix innovations cut cloud costs, boost security

    Better Business Technology

    NUTANIX has launched its first software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering, Nutanix Beam, to help businesses control their ‘cloud’ spend, along with two other innovative products to boost security.

    Nutanix Beam uses ‘deep visibility’ and analytics to help businesses control their cloud spend – an expense area that has caught many…

  • 23 May, 2018

    Archerfield Airport awarded for airspace ‘optimisation’

    Aviation

    BRISBANE’s metropolitan airport, Archerfield, has been awarded the Corporate Project of the Year award by the Australian Airports Association (AAA) for its airspace optimisation project.

    The AAA award recognises project innovation that provides major benefits to an airport’s operations. The Archerfield Airspace Optimisation…

  • 23 May, 2018

    Airbus’s Vahana VTOL aircraft tests success

    Aviation

    THE A³ arm of Airbus has completed a series of full-scale test flights by its all-electric, self-piloted vertical take-off and landing aircraft, named Vahana.

    Vahana, as reported by A³ by Airbus, reached a height of 5m before descending safely at the Pendleton UAS Range in Oregon. Its first flight, with a duration of 53…

  • 23 May, 2018

    ‘Factory of the future’ comes to South Australia

    Advancing Manufacturing

    THE FORMER Chrysler and Mitsubishi car manufacturing plant at Tonsley, South Australia, has been transformed into a ‘cyber factory of the future’.

    Flinders University has installed what it calls a ‘cyber physical factory’ with state-of-the-art Industry 4.0 (i4.0) automation and robotics training, along with capability building…

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May 23, 2018

'Administrating' the administrators

THE ROYAL Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry is likely to give…


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April 16, 2018

Gold for Australia stretches beyond Commonwealth Games

AUSTRALIA’s 80 gold medal-winning performances at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games are "set to be matched by a growth…

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Aviation Acumen

May 23, 2018

Archerfield Airport awarded for airspace ‘optimisation’

BRISBANE’s metropolitan airport, Archerfield, has been awarded the Corporate Project of the Year award by the Australian Airports Association (AAA) for its airspace optimisation project.

The AAA award recognises…

Automotive Acumen

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May 21, 2018

Chowder Bay lessons for financiers, valuers, developers

THE February 26 appeal decision by the Federal Court of Australia in Chowder Bay Pty Ltd v Paganin resulted in the valuer and the developer dodging a…

Acumen Archives

January 27, 2015

Less pain and effort now it’s Ezy-As

For many, the arduous task of donning compression stockings can be frustrating. This is especially true if the wearer is living independently,…

Business Incubator: RiverCityLabs

April 25, 2018

River City Labs helps Advance youth in business

AFTER ITS SUCCESS in 2017, the Advance Queensland Young Starters’ Competition is returning with up to $45,000 worth of prizes for Queenslanders aged…


Queensland Leaders

February 16, 2018

EM Solutions personifies Australian hi-tech innovation

INNOVATION in action is what high-technology communications developer EM Solutions is all about.

Every step of the way, this Queensland-based company has made the most of its innovative edge. EM…

NSW Leaders

April 29, 2016

Ocular Robotics envisions the future

AUSTRALIAN company Ocular Robotics has been recognised as a ‘game changer’ organisation in the global robotics revolution.

Ocular Robotics, a New South Wales Leaders alumni member, was presented…


Creative Industries

February 22, 2018

Last weeks for Queensland’s female musicians to enter the…

WITH only a few weeks remaining for female singer-songwriters across the state to enter Queensland Music Festival’s (QMF) 2018 Carol Lloyd Award,…

Sports Business

February 17, 2018

NBA Global Academy launched at AIS

THE American National Basketball Association (NBA) and Basketball Australia (BA) have launched the NBA Global Academy – an elite training centre for…

Indigenous Business


Advertising & Marketing

March 26, 2018

Collabosaurus adds tools to marketing armoury

COLLABOSAURUS has launched innovative new tools to help its 4,000 business members so far – ranging across Australia, the UK, US, New Zealand and…

Training & Careers

May 22, 2018

Torrens Uni anticipates the jobs of tomorrow

TORRENS University Australia – part of the global Laureate group of universities – is seeing success from its…

Finance & Investment

May 21, 2018

Chinese make ‘healthy’ $5.5 billion investment

CHINESE investment in Australia’s healthcare sector has surged over the past three years – not featuring at all before 2015 – to…


Agribusiness

February 28, 2018

Ombudsman backs primary producer loan changes

THE Private Member’s Bill introduced by Federal Member for the Mayo electorate of South Australia, Rebekha Sharkie, should provide legislated…

Community Business

Better Business Technology

May 26, 2018

Nutanix innovations cut cloud costs, boost security

NUTANIX has launched its first software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering, Nutanix Beam, to help businesses control their ‘cloud’ spend, along with two…

Bottom Line

February 17, 2018

Zombie economics

One of the most astute economics observers in the world today is John Quiggin, author of the outrageously honest book Zombie Economics: How dead…

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