• 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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  • Eight key things every SME must know about cyber security

    "IF YOU THINK cyber security is an IT issue, think again. Fast, " warns Peter Maynard, co-founder and CEO of Australian cyber risk management advisory firm, CyberMetrix.

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  • Making it Biggs time in Thailand

    ANDREW BIGGS is arguably the most famous foreigner in Thailand today. Over the last 25 years, the Australian has hosted national TV and radio shows in Thai and English. His books have been bestsellers and he has a whopping 2.5 million followers on Twitter, writes Ellen Boonstra.

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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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September 07, 2018

ACS buys River City Labs

ACS, the professional association for Australia’s ICT sector, has acquired the River City Labs Group – including the operations of the RCL Accelerator and Startup Catalyst – with immediate effect and a determination to accelerate the iconic Brisbane-based business incubator.

ACS has committed to invest $7.5 million over the next three years in ramping up…

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  • 13 Sep, 2018

    IPA CEO Andrew Conway appointed to IFAC committee

    People on the Move

    INSTITUTE of Public Accountants (IPA) chief executive officer, Andrew Conway has been appointed to the Professional Accountancy Organisation Development Committee (PAODC) of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC).

    “On behalf of the IPA Board of Directors, I would like to congratulate Andrew on this important…

  • 12 Sep, 2018

    Innovation nation: Could Australia lead the world in sustainable seafood? Yes it can


    By Monica Jain >>

    A TASMANIAN company has invented acoustics technology that feeds farmed shrimp and fish through sound.

    Other Australian ventures are working on turning abalone waste into bioactive pharmaceuticals, developing low-cost processes that clean fish-farming waters while nourishing commercial algae production, and…

  • 12 Sep, 2018

    Grand Plaza rallies support as ‘the heart’ of its local community

    Community Business

    GRAND PLAZA Shopping Centre in Browns Plains, Queensland – managed by Vicinity Centres – has found differentiation in its proud community heart and is focussed on giving back to its customers.

    Local community groups are utilising Grand Plaza as a base for assisting the community and local volunteers are now part of the ‘Friends…

  • 10 Sep, 2018

    The biggest payroll change by ATO no-one heard of is now live – so get up-to-speed quickly


    By Andrew Powell >>

    THE Australian Taxation Office’s (ATO) Single Touch Payroll reporting change came into effect on July 1 this year, and with it came some tumbleweeds and the chirps of crickets.

    It is one of the most important changes to payroll practices in recent memory in Australia; its magnitude only matched by how…

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August 14, 2018

Come to grips with digital dangers

By Murray Goldschmidt >>

NO BUSINESS is safe when it comes to cyber-attacks, and this is what small business fails to…



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Regional Economic Development

September 06, 2018

Regional-city migration patterns change

THERE HAS BEEN another marked decline in the number of Australians migrating between cities and regions, while movement…

Manufacturing Acumen

Aviation Acumen

September 06, 2018

Satellite technology lifts safety and efficiency in our skies

AIR TRANSPORT in remote and regional Australia is set to be transformed by a new satellite positioning technology currently being trialled by Geoscience Australia. 

The aviation trial is one of 25 currently being run…

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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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April 29, 2016

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

September 06, 2018

Hit crime drama Harrow backed for season two

THE ABC, Hoodlum Entertainment and Disney-owned ABC Studios International are backing a second season of Harrowafter its critically-acclaimed and…

Sports Business

September 07, 2018

Racing Queensland launches new Country Cups Challenge

RACING Queensland has created the ‘Country Cups Challenge’, celebrating the significant contribution country racing makes to the sporting calendar –…

Indigenous Business

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September 07, 2018

ABC most trusted – Facebook most distrusted

AUSTRALIANS trust the ABC most and distrust Facebook the most, a new Roy Morgan media survey has revealed.

Conducted in May by Roy Morgan, the MEDIA…

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August 30, 2018

SPARK Deakin backs 10 startups for 2018

A PEER-TO-PEER designer clothing rental network and an online hub for custom-built artificial intelligence algorithms…


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…

Community Business

September 12, 2018

Grand Plaza rallies support as ‘the heart’ of its local community

GRAND PLAZA Shopping Centre in Browns Plains, Queensland – managed by Vicinity Centres – has found differentiation in its proud community heart and…

Better Business Technology

September 06, 2018

Swinburne boosts student productivity using Nutanix

SWINBURNE University of Technology is developing a ‘hybrid cloud’ aimed at eliminating time-consuming and administrative tasks for its IT team and…

Bottom Line

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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