• Business lessons from averting an air disaster

    THE SAME techniques that a highly trained – and determined – Qantas team used to avert what could have become one of the world’s worst aviation disasters, can be used to save your business life.

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  • Victorian company develops first nanotubes

    A VICTORIAN business will be the first in the world to commercially develop nanotubes – one of the strongest fibres in existence – with applications in the aviation, automotive, aerospace, power, electronics and health industries.

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  • CEOs join the food harvesting global revolution

    Australian 'food rescue' pioneer OzHarvest celebrated its annual fundraiser on March 25 at Sydney’s Royal Hall of Industries, featuring top chefs and CEOs feeding homeless and disadvantaged people.

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  • Sponsology: Sponsorship game changer

    SPONSOLOGY, a new Australian web platform that uses an algorithm to match sponsorship ‘givers’ and ‘seekers’, is set to change the dynamics of the sector nationally and, potentially, internationally.

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  • Famous Gypsy Moth lands at Archerfield, 88 years later

    NEWLY restored de Havilland Gypsy Moth, VH-UQH, flew into Archerfield Airport on Sunday April 14 to mark 88 years since it broke the England to Australia solo flight record - and the grandson of the record-setting pilot was aboard.

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April 14, 2019

SEGRA Conference countdown to boost regional Australia begins at Barooga, NSW

DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER Michael McCormack MP has launched the countdown to the Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia (SEGRA) Conference, to be staged on August 20-22 at Barooga, NSW.

SEGRA has been speaking out for regional Australia for 23 years. It is a critical forum where regional development practitioners, industry, researchers and…

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    ANYONE wanting to dip into the Australian property market needs to treat it like any business, says Jayne Robbins, the owner of Brisbane-based buyer advocate firm, The Informed Buyer.

    She said buyers need to look at the micro-levels behind the macro-numbers that the media like to talk about, at a time when…

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    Aboriginal Dreamtime is for everyone, explains author Aunty Munya Andrews

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    IF SHE HAD A DOLLAR for every time someone asked what Dreamtime was, Aunty Munya Andrews says she’d be a very rich woman.

    Ms Andrews, who is an Aboriginal elder and barrister, runs Indigenous cultural awareness training with her partner Carla Rogers at Evolve Communities. She has also written a book, Journey into Dreamtime to…

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    Prancing Horse and Dancing CEOs combine to help Women’s Legal Service

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    A RED FERRARI, red lipstick, red shoes, red-hot fashion and ready dancers combined in Brisbane recently to raise funds for the vital Women’s Legal Service (WLS) organisation helping women and children who are victims of domestic violence.

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Qld coal exports double, coal royalties grow 150pc

THE QUEENSLAND Government can thank a doubling of coal exports over the last four years for a new record in overseas…


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SafetyCulture develops apps that are apt for safe workplaces

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IN 2004, Townsville local Luke Anear transformed his workplace health and safety consultancy into a…


February 16, 2019

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

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River City Labs supports Entrepreneurs' Organization Brisbane Accelerator

BRISBANE tech startup hub River City Labs will support the Entrepreneurs’ Organisation Brisbane Chapter as a sponsor of the Accelerator Program in…

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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 25, 2019

Nobody was anti ANTI at Creative3

QUEENSLAND-BASED startup ANTI took home the title of Australia’s Emerging Creative Startup for 2018 at the recent Creative3 event hosted by QUT…

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January 16, 2019

Roy Morgan kicks off live sports sponsorship platform

ROY MORGAN has launched the Genome Audience Planner in alliance with TEG Analytics as a ‘next generation sponsorship planning and optimisation…

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April 02, 2019

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NOMINATIONS are closing soon for the Queensland Resources Council’s (QRC) annual Indigenous Awards, a night to…

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ONCE available only to large corporations, branding is now more accessible and vitally important to every size – and type – of…

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April 11, 2019

Non-banks set to pass main banks in funding SME growth

FOR THE FIRST time in the five years and 10 rounds of the Scottish Pacific SME Growth Index, the number of SMEs who turn to their…


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Commemorative ride for Smiddy helps break cancer cycle

THE 10-YEAR commemorative ‘Smiling for Smiddy’ ride, dedicated to beloved mate Adam Smiddy, was a major success for cycling mates, their families and…

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ACS hackathon develops world-first prototype data sharing solution

A DIRECTED HACKATHON hosted and organised by ACS has produced a world-first prototype solution for safe data sharing. The hackathon was an attempt to…

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THERE IS SOMETHING magnificent about a finely crafted roadside sign … and Indian Hills Community Center in Colorado, USA, may well be the world pace…

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