• 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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March 21, 2024

F1 Australian GP revs up record corporate crowds despite escalating cost of business

CORPORATE travel bookings to the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix this weekend are up 146 percent on last year. And that is in spite of significant rises in business operating costs and reductions in overall corporate hospitality expenditure.

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    IN THE POST-COVID era, hybrid work has become much more established. The hybrid workplace is now becoming a standard.

    But it has resulted in a number of challenges for businesses and employees.

    As the world has returned to normal, employers now have a choice in terms of space usage and…

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    THE HOUSING Industry Association of Australia (HIA) has warned that residential unit construction has fallen by half in New South Wales since 2017, when new ‘foreign investor surcharge’ taxes were introduced by the State Government.

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    THE LATEST building activity data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has confirmed there is still a long way to go before Australia overcomes the housing crisis.

    Master Builders chief economist Shane Garrett said work started on just 163,285 new homes during 2023, a 10.5 percent reduction on the previous…

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