• Down to business on Australian wildlife

    WILDLIFE Queensland is reaching out to form Conservation Partnerships with businesses that have sustainability in their DNA. They want to attract a high-level Foundation Conservation Panel of business leaders  passionate about protecting Australian wildlife and habitat.

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  • Australia Post saves planet and $10m every year

    AUSTRALIA POST is really pushing the envelope when it comes to the environmental sustainability of its business – cutting carbon emissions by 25 percent by 2020 and saving $10 million every year in the process.

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  • Australia can lead the world in sustainable seafood

    When people talk about seafood industry powerhouses, no one brings up Australia. But after learning about these innovators and researching this island continent’s potential, I really wonder, why not? - asks Monica Jain.

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  • Can Australia invest in Thailand's Eastern Economic Corridor?

    Thailand's Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) Development Project, aimed at enhancing the powerhouse industrial production region, could become a strategic magnet for Australian commercial and inter-governmental collaboration and investment.

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  • Iconic Aussie watch brand Adina says G'day USA

    AUSTRALIAN hand-crafted wristwatch innovator, Adina Watches, was not only an 'Australiana' timepiece but also a centrepiece of the prestigious G’day USA celebrations on Australia Day 2019.

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February 12, 2019

IPA calls for genuine, holistic tax reform in pre-Budget submission

THE INSTITUTE of Public Accountants (IPA) has submitted its pre-Budget submission to the Federal Government urging for action on an array of policy fronts -- in particular, the need for genuine and holistic tax reform.

“Our pre-Budget submission is closely aligned with our Australian Small Business White Paper with many recommendations to support the…

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  • 16 Feb, 2019

    How OpenLearning is going global from Australia

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    How OpenLearning is going global from Australia

    By Leon Gettler >>

    HOW DOES an online learning platform get to connect 1.5 million students around the world in only six years of operation?

    According to Adam Brimo, co-founder of OpenLearning, it’s all about more student interaction, project based learning and collaboration,


  • 10 Feb, 2019

    Volatile ‘but worthwhile’ year ahead for share markets?

    Finance & Investment

    By Leon Gettler >>

    WITH SIGNS of a bear market at the end of last year, there were all sorts of warnings that 2019 would be a tough year for share markets.

    But investors can expect a good year ahead in the markets, if they can deal with the volatility, says AMP chief economist Shane Oliver

    Dr Oliver told Talking Business that…

  • 05 Feb, 2019

    Hair and Beauty Expo extends Qld shopping centre’s Grand brand reputation

    Advertising, Media & Marketing

    GRAND PLAZA has created a three-day hair and beauty experiential event as a brand statement that innovates the way shopping centres can help build the small business sector.

    Branded as the ‘New Year, New You’ Hair and Beauty Expo, for three days at Grand Plaza there will be special pricing, special events, complimentary…

  • 04 Feb, 2019

    MOOV platform opens vehicle doors for SMEs


    ORIX Australia Corporation (ORIX) has launched an online platform that aims to help small and medium businesses to select their vehicles more effectively – and make vehicle leasing and financing faster, easier and more secure.

    According to ORIX, the new platform, MOOV, enables Australian SMEs to view and compare vehicle…

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February 04, 2019

Not a think tank, a ‘do’ tank: The RED Toolbox

Digital business insights: By John Sheridan >>

IN MANY WAYS traditional politics is dead. The ‘tennis match’ of left…


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January 14, 2019

Bupa to provide health services for ADF members

DEFENCE will have new arrangements in place to deliver health services to Australian Defence Force (ADF) members from…

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Less pain and effort now it’s Ezy-As

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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November 29, 2018

GHD Digital backs RCL with 100 hours of support

THE DIGITAL arm of global professional services group GHD is backing River City Labs (RCL) with 100 hours of voluntary service.

GHD’s support was…

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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

October 14, 2018

Qld-designed and made activewear to change the game

DANIELLE LARKIN has shifted the goal posts with her d+k activewear range. For a start, she is playing a ‘home’ game.

Right from the kick-off, each…

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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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January 13, 2019

First Nations Youth Summit inspires next-gen entrepreneurs

AUSTRALIA’s inaugural First Nations Youth Summit was held in Brisbane in 2018, attracting 60 First Nations youth – and…

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February 05, 2019

Hair and Beauty Expo extends Qld shopping centre’s Grand brand reputation

GRAND PLAZA has created a three-day hair and beauty experiential event as a brand statement that innovates the way shopping centres can help build…

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February 16, 2019

How OpenLearning is going global from Australia

How OpenLearning is going global from Australia

By Leon Gettler >>

HOW DOES an online learning platform get to…

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September 06, 2018

CSIRO app gives farmers ‘grain’ of truth

AUSTRALIAN farmers can now forecast grain yield at the touch of a button, thanks to a new smart phone app developed by Australia’s national science…

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October 15, 2018

Sodexo partners with Foodbank to supply vital staple foods

SODEXO, a company specialising in ‘quality of life’ services, donated $32,000 to Australian Foodbank’s Key Staples Program – ahead of World Food Day…

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September 06, 2018

Financial Planning: as explained by an Irishman in the Outback.

(A modern day take on an old joke, modified to protect the innocent …) Paddy bought a camel from a farmer for $100. The farmer agreed to deliver the…

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