• UNSW engineers develop hydrogen power retrofit for diesel engines

    ENGINEERS from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney have successfully converted a diesel engine to run as a hydrogen-diesel hybrid engine – reducing CO2 emissions by more than 85 percent in the process.

  • CSIRO's new 'bushfire lab' gets to work

    AUSTRALIA’s national science agency, CSIRO, has unveiled its new world-leading bushfire research facility in Canberra, to better understand how bushfires behave, what conditions make them worse, and the best ways to respond across the country.

  • News Feature: Asia Pacific Cities Summit 2023, Brisbane

    THE Asia Pacific Cities Summit (2023APCS) and Mayors’ Forum provided a wealth of information on how 140 cities globally are being shaped for better futures. Business Acumen was there and over the next few months a succession of important News Feature articles will be published from the Summit. Stay tuned.

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July 22, 2024

Climate and health technology leaders mark the Federal Budget up

BUDGET REACTION — MGA Thermal CEO, Mark Croudace had good things to say about how the Future Made in Australia program and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency’s (ARENA) Solar Sunshot program would dovetail successfully.

He said the Federal Budget “proves that, at a government level, Australia is getting more serious about looking to green energy in an…

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    A ‘super’ sized investment in Aussie mums

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    BUDGET REACTION – The 2024 Federal Budget confirmed a ‘super-sized’ investment in Australian parents through the landmark reform to pay superannuation on Government Paid Parental Leave from July 1, 2025.

    This represents ‘a major stride forward’ to help close the gender super gap and deliver a financially stronger retirement for…

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    Federal Budget makes first step in desperately needed university reform – NTEU

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    BUDGET REACTION -- The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) has described the Federal Budget as a first step on the road to major reform universities desperately need.

    The Federal Government has earmarked $1.1 billion in funding over the next five years to implement recommendations from the Universities Accord.

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    BUDGET REACTION – The Climate Council has described the 2024-25 Federal Budget as “a decisive turn towards Australia’s clean energy future”.

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