• 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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    "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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    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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    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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December 10, 2018

SMEs can reduce reporting – but must balance corporate health with compliance costs

MOVES by the Federal Government to reduce financial reporting and audit requirements for businesses have been welcomed by accountancy and audit experts – but businesses are being warned that costs associated with poor corporate governance may outweigh any reduction in compliance costs.

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    THE Queensland Resources Council has welcomed a $300 million expansion of Sun Metals zinc refinery in Townsville which will create 350 construction jobs and 100 ongoing when complete.

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GHD Digital backs RCL with 100 hours of support

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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.

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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.

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ABC most trusted – Facebook most distrusted

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

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CSIRO app gives farmers ‘grain’ of truth

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Sodexo partners with Foodbank to supply vital staple foods

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