• Business lessons from averting an air disaster

    THE SAME techniques that a highly trained – and determined – Qantas team used to avert what could have become one of the world’s worst aviation disasters, can be used to save your business life.

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  • Sponsology: Sponsorship game changer

    SPONSOLOGY, a new Australian web platform that uses an algorithm to match sponsorship ‘givers’ and ‘seekers’, is set to change the dynamics of the sector nationally and, potentially, internationally.

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  • Hilton Brisbane teams plant 100 trees to celebrate Hilton centenary

    IT WAS ALL ABOUT community legacy when teams from Hilton Brisbane planted 100 trees to mark global hospitality company Hilton’s 100th year in May.

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  • Australian VaultID will assist the world's 'Unbanked'

    A NEW financial technology venture developed from Australia is providing a global solution for people who struggle with safe digital verification for financial transactions. They are known as the 'Unbanked'.

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  • Sunshine Coast int'l broadband cable base set for 2020

    QUEENSLAND'S first direct international data and telecommunications connection to global markets came a step closer this week with the completion of the cable landing station at Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast.

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October 10, 2019

Insolvency practices under the small business Ombudsman's microscope

THE Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell is leading an inquiry into Austrlia's insolvency system. The goal of the inquiry is to investigate and assess "if current insolvency practices achieve the best possible outcome for small and family businesses in financial trouble".

Anecdotally, with virtually no businesses that…

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  • 14 Oct, 2019

    Pixevety helps families and schools manage photo privacy challenges

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    COLIN ANSON created Pixevety, a photo management system designed to provide families and schools with a secure but accessible means of sharing photos and videos, in a way that protects children’s right to privacy.

    His challenge: selling solution to a problem that people don’t know exists.

    But according to Mr…

  • 13 Oct, 2019

    Indigenous startups supercharge success through LaunchVic

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    FOLLOWING the completion of the Barayamal Accelerator program, five Indigenous entrepreneurs will present their businesses at an investor pitch event – the Barayamal Demo Day and Awards – at the Victorian Innovation Hub in Melbourne on October 25.

    Assisted by LaunchVic – the state’s startup agency – this national event will…

  • 10 Oct, 2019

    Our Songlines: world’s first Indigenous Australian cultural map

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    TWO INDIGENOUS entrepreneurs are building an educational platform where Indigenous people can tell their history, their way, and make experiencing Indigenous culture easy for non-Indigenous people. Our Songlines is an interactive mapping platform that connects people to culture.

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February 16, 2019

Australia needs leadership now, not rulership

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August 27, 2019

Small business body backs ATO in pursuit of scammers

THE Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA) has announced it will support the Australian Taxation…

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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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ACS opens tech innovation hub in Melbourne

ACS HAS LAUNCHED one of Melbourne’s most innovative and collaborative workspaces, located in the Docklands area.

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August 18, 2019

Excel Robotics develops vital production machinery

EXCEL ROBOTICS may have started small, but the company has always had big ideas about developing Australian advanced manufacturing services that…

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September 26, 2019

Copytrack keeps photographers in the financial picture

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COPYTRACK, one of the world’s leading image rights enforcement services, is a service that makes sure photographers get paid for…

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September 30, 2019

First Asia-focused sports tech investment house launched by…

VARCIS Capital recently launched what it labels the world’s first Asia-focused sports technology investment and advisory house.

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October 10, 2019

Our Songlines: world’s first Indigenous Australian cultural…

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CrowdMedia influences the Influencers

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August 28, 2019

US embraces Downunder's CropLogic agri-tech

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CROPLOGIC, which spun out of the Institute of Plant and Food in New Zealand, the equivalent of the CSIRO and which is partly New…

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August 19, 2019

CSIRO spins out company to help tackle 'social licence to operate'

DECLINING TRUST in corporations is being tackled by Australia's national science agency, CSIRO, which has developed and commercialised a new…

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September 17, 2019

Opening up to open source in Australia – Rubrik report

By Luke McGoldrick >> WHEN the open source movement began, there was plenty of scepticism about its viability both as a business model and a means…

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February 27, 2019

SiGNificant signage by design

THERE IS SOMETHING magnificent about a finely crafted roadside sign … and Indian Hills Community Center in Colorado, USA, may well be the world pace…

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