• 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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October 22, 2018

Small business suffering from ‘regulatory overload’ – IPA

THE Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) is calling on governments and regulators to think carefully about the impact of regulatory compliance on small business through its Australian Small Business White Paper recently released in partnership with Deakin University.

“When we conducted our nation-wide roadshow to gain direct insight from hundreds of small…

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  • 12 Nov, 2018

    So many businesses standing on the brink of failure


    By Alan Moore >>

    AMIDST the daily social feeds, news stories and business conversations I observe, one aspect of business is masterfully concealed. Cognizant it is a side of business that’s not so ‘grammable’, but the reality is that each quarter more than 1,800 businesses in Australia become insolvent.

    Very few people are…

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    06 Nov, 2018

    Three Optimum Recoveries team members reach the Pinnacles

    Queensland Leaders

    BRISBANE-BASED debt management business, Optimum Recoveries, has recently had three staff nominated for the prestigious Pinnacle Awards, run by the Australian Institute of Credit Management (AICM).

    The Pinnacle Awards recognise the year’s leading performers in the credit industry in each state, and they are presented at…

  • 05 Nov, 2018

    Archerfield Airport hosts Commemoration of the Centenary of the Armistice


    AS A VITAL military facility for Australia during World War Two, Archerfield Airport will be a prime venue for a special Commemoration of the Centenary of the Armistice this Remembrance Day.

    The event at Brisbane’s metropolitan airport is open to the public and will be hosted by Archerfield Airport Corporation (AAC) and the…

  • 29 Oct, 2018

    New UQBS research reveals best financial practice for CEO succession planning

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    By Eric Tan >>

    THE POSITION of a chief executive officer (CEO) – unlike any other in an organisation – plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of the organisation and consequently the welfare of its stakeholders.

    Consequently, given the power vested in CEOs of modern corporations, the importance of the succession process can…

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October 11, 2018

Junomojo platform helps cut through to everyday well-being

AN ONLINE hub to help busy people embrace health and wellness has been developed by business transformation and…



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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,…

Business Incubator: RiverCityLabs

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…

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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

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…

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 –…

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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…

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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 27, 2018

CSU uses tech integration platform to boost student services

CHARLES STURT University (CSU) is using the Dell Boomi integration platform to enhance student and staff experiences and to help refresh of the…

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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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