• Urgency for business to get behind Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

    HYPERACTIVE humanitarian organisation Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance working to prevent outbreaks of disease worldwide, is calling on Asia-Pacific business leaders for help.

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  • Torrens Uni anticipates the jobs of tomorrow

    TORRENS University Australia – part of the global Laureate group of universities – is seeing success from its revitalisation of certain course areas that are showing strong jobs growth.

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  • Archerfield Airport offers 'fly-free' in July celebration

    ARCHERFIELD Airport, once a major military air base and today one of the country's leading pilot and aviation industry training centres, plans to celebrate its 20th year since privatisation with free landing fees throughout July.

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  • NRMA plugs in $10m worth of Tritium EV chargers

    AUSTRALIA’s biggest automotive club, NRMA – in fact the country’s largest membership organisation – has chosen Australian electric vehicle (EV) charging specialists Tritium to provide EV fast-chargers for its new network rollout.

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  • River City Labs’ Startup Invest event sees US$100k ‘live’ investment

    STARTUP HISTORY was made at the recent Startup Invest event in Brisbane when an international investor committed US$100,000 on-the-spot.

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June 21, 2018

Watkins Steel demonstrates ‘manufacturing 4.0’

ALTHOUGH the manufacturing industry in Australia is undergoing significant change – and some companies are finding their futures hard to navigate – the innovators are finding success by embracing and adapting new technologies.

A good example of a company embracing what is being called ‘Industry 4.0’ is Queensland-based Watkins Steel, an innovator in using…

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  • 14 Jul, 2018

    ‘Australian Made’ piano scam stopped by Border Force


    THE Australian Made Campaign (AMCL) has affected a high profile bust against counterfeiters, after the Australian Border Force seized a consignment of pianos – travelling to and from China – falsely claiming to be Australian Made.

    The container of pianos arrived at the Port of Brisbane on June 2 from China and on June 5 AMCL…

  • 13 Jul, 2018

    Lighting Council accuses ‘bureaucrats’ of switching off manufacturing jobs

    In Brief

    BUREAUCRATS appear to be willing to sacrifice jobs in pursuit of negligible environmental gains. That is the claim of Lighting Council Australia acting CEO David Crossley on proposed and imminent changes to the National Construction Code.

    Mrs Crossley, whose industry body represents lighting manufacturers in Australia, is…

  • 12 Jul, 2018

    National HR consultancy emerges from Livingstones-SHR combination

    Queensland Leaders

    HUMAN RESOURCE consultancies Livingstones and SHR have signed a heads of agreement to merge their businesses and create a broad based multi-faceted national consultancy aiming to better serve their combined client bases.

    Livingstones and SHR have worked together on many projects in the past and this highlighted the…

  • 10 Jul, 2018

    Di Bella Coffee brews new corporate identity

    Companies on the Move

    DI BELLA is set to become the second largest roast and ground coffee enterprise in Australia as it brings three related coffee brands from the Retail Food Group portfolio into the fold: Roasting Australia, Di Bella USA and Evolution Roasters

    Di Bella Coffee, created in 2002 by Australian coffee trailblazer Philip Di Bella, has…

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May 23, 2018

'Administrating' the administrators

THE ROYAL Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry is likely to give…


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June 29, 2018

Seachange taps in to over 50s trend for 'luxury' lifestyles

WITH OVER five million Australians expected to be over the age of 65 by 2025, luxury lifestyle communities have…

Manufacturing Acumen

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June 14, 2018

Archerfield Airport offers 'fly-free' in July

ARCHERFIELD Airport plans to celebrate its 20th year since privatisation with free landing fees throughout July.

Brisbane's metropolitan airport south of the CBD, which at one stage was Queensland's major airport and…

Automotive Acumen

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June 25, 2018

Getting set for Country of Origin Labelling deadline, July 1

FOOD PRODUCERS are on the countdown to showing they are compliant with the new Country of Origin Labelling (CoOL) legislation which comes into effect…

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January 27, 2015

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

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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

June 01, 2018

Animated feature 100% Wolf funded for fun

FLYING Bark Productions animated feature 100% Wolf has won production investment from Screen Australia, in association with Screenwest and Create…

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June 02, 2018

Sport events attract international support

EVENT-SPECIALIST lawyers MinterEllison are tracking increased investment in Australian sport by international companies – especially from…

Indigenous Business

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July 06, 2018

Don’t Stop Us Now! podcast by Hatton and Thomas smashes barriers with innovation

AUSTRALIAN business leaders, Claire Hatton and Greta Thomas, are helping women to boost innovation and become pioneers in their fields – through…

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May 21, 2018

Chinese make ‘healthy’ $5.5 billion investment

CHINESE investment in Australia’s healthcare sector has surged over the past three years – not featuring at all before 2015 – to…


June 02, 2018

FluroSat raises $1.5m to ‘seed’ crop health

FLUROSAT, an Australian crop health monitoring startup, has raised $1.5 million to ‘seed’ the next phase of its expansion.

FluroSat is set to bring…

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May 29, 2018

C-suite executives must have ICT security education

MANADATORY breach notification legislation came into effect in Australia on February 22 – yet most business leaders seem to be unaware of its…

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June 02, 2018

Lost in trans lay shun

BOTTOMLINE is not sure whether this hotel brochure text presented to us is genuine or not … but we have discovered other genuine brochures that rival…

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