• 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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Australia and UK collaborate on high-view water quality monitoring from orbit

AUSTRALIA’S AQUAWATCH system – a mission to develop a ‘weather service’ for water quality – will be established in the UK, following bilateral support and co-funding from the two countries’ space agencies.

CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, launched AquaWatch Australia in 2023 with foundational partner SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre (CRC)…

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    Feeling right at home with remote work?

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    By Leon Gettler, Talking Business >>

    REMOTE work is now becoming the norm.

    According to Chris McNamara, the chief revenue officer for the company named Remote, companies that embrace remote work have more diverse workforces.

    Alternatively, companies that fail to embrace some form of remote work will have trouble recruiting…

  • 09 Jul, 2024

    Brisbane becomes Australia’s ‘bleisure’ capital – Corporate Traveller report

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    ACCORDING to flight booking data from Corporate Traveller, the major small-and-medium business travel division of Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG), Brisbane is now Australia’s top business and leisure – dubbed ‘bleisure’ – travel destination.

    The travel growth to favour Brisbane over Sydney and Melbourne has been spectacular,…

  • 08 Jul, 2024

    Get out of the ‘weeds’ – a new way for leaders to think and work


    By Linda Scott, Thinking Leaders >>

    AFTER 30 YEARS working with businesses of all shapes and sizes, I can’t tell you the number of times I have heard from business owners and CEOs “I just can’t get out of the weeds”.

    Or, “I can’t delegate to my team as I don’t trust them to do it right.”

    Or, “I just don’t have enough time.”

  • 24 Jun, 2024

    Chief Exec. Women welcome Budget focus on care economy and women’s participation

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    BUDGET REACTION – The Chief Executive Women (CEW) group has welcomed Federal Budget measures aimed at unlocking women’s workforce participation, to address Australia’s economic challenges by removing barriers for women and families.

    The 2024-25 Federal Budget has confirmed funding for several of CEW’s policy asks, including:

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