• 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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  • 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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  • Hilton Brisbane teams plant 100 trees to celebrate Hilton centenary

    IT WAS ALL ABOUT community legacy when teams from Hilton Brisbane planted 100 trees to mark global hospitality company Hilton’s 100th year in May.

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  • Australian VaultID will assist the world's 'Unbanked'

    A NEW financial technology venture developed from Australia is providing a global solution for people who struggle with safe digital verification for financial transactions. They are known as the 'Unbanked'.

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  • Sunshine Coast int'l broadband cable base set for 2020

    QUEENSLAND'S first direct international data and telecommunications connection to global markets came a step closer this week with the completion of the cable landing station at Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast.

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November 08, 2019

Aussie movies Buoyancy and The Australian Dream nominated for AsiaPac Screen Awards

THE FOOTBALL CHAMPION Adam Goodes documentary, The Australian Dream, and Australia’s official submission for the Academy Awards, Buoyancy, have been nominated for the 13th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA).

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Dining, feasting, entertaining: Cuisine on Cue marks 25 years

AN ENDURING PIONEER of the Brisbane catering industry, Cuisine on Cue has spent 25 years wining, dining, feeding and…

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Copytrack keeps photographers in the financial picture

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COPYTRACK, one of the world’s leading image rights enforcement services, is a service that makes sure photographers get paid for…

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