• 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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  • Victorian company develops first nanotubes

    A VICTORIAN business will be the first in the world to commercially develop nanotubes – one of the strongest fibres in existence – with applications in the aviation, automotive, aerospace, power, electronics and health industries.

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  • CEOs join the food harvesting global revolution

    Australian 'food rescue' pioneer OzHarvest celebrated its annual fundraiser on March 25 at Sydney’s Royal Hall of Industries, featuring top chefs and CEOs feeding homeless and disadvantaged people.

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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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  • Famous Gypsy Moth lands at Archerfield, 88 years later

    NEWLY restored de Havilland Gypsy Moth, VH-UQH, flew into Archerfield Airport on Sunday April 14 to mark 88 years since it broke the England to Australia solo flight record - and the grandson of the record-setting pilot was aboard.

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  • Australia Post ‘saves planet’ and saves $10m a year

    AUSTRALIA POST is really pushing the envelope when it comes to the environmental sustainability of its business – and that includes cutting carbon emissions by 25 percent by 2020.

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May 16, 2019

'Fair play' called for Australia's music artists from APRA

THE Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell has called for more transparency in the collection and distribution of royalties to musicians through the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) before it is re-issued its five-year licence to operate.

“We have asked the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission…

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  • 22 May, 2019

    Tritium EV fast chargers drive Nissan Intelligent Mobility at UEFA Champions League final


    BRISBANE-HEADQUARTERED Tritium, a world leader in electric vehicle (EV) DC fast charging technology, has signed a deal to provide nine Veefil-RT 50kW DC fast chargers to Nissan, to help support the automaker’s sponsorship activities ahead of and during the UEFA Champions League final in Spain.

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  • 20 May, 2019

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  • 19 May, 2019

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    IT IS hard to believe but Booktopia, now the biggest selling book outlet in Australia, started 15 years ago with a $10-a-day budget.

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Qld coal exports double, coal royalties grow 150pc

THE QUEENSLAND Government can thank a doubling of coal exports over the last four years for a new record in overseas…


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BUSINESS ACUMEN’s special report on leadership, in edition 93, could not be more timely. Or more poignant. Or better…

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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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RiverPitch goes live in Sydney to float funding for start-ups

AFTER A SERIES of successful RiverPitch events in Queensland – with up to 15 business start-ups and scale-ups participating at each event and…

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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.

Ocular Robotics, a New South Wales Leaders alumni member, was presented…

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By Leon Gettler >>

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Roy Morgan kicks off live sports sponsorship platform

ROY MORGAN has launched the Genome Audience Planner in alliance with TEG Analytics as a ‘next generation sponsorship planning and optimisation…

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March 12, 2019

Why branding is vital to your family owned business

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ONCE available only to large corporations, branding is now more accessible and vitally important to every size – and type – of…

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May 17, 2019

Franking credits scare is a 'storm in teacup' for…

THE much-voiced concern about Labor’s franking credits policy impacting on self-managed super funds policy is all smoke and no…


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April 07, 2019

Commemorative ride for Smiddy helps break cancer cycle

THE 10-YEAR commemorative ‘Smiling for Smiddy’ ride, dedicated to beloved mate Adam Smiddy, was a major success for cycling mates, their families and…

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May 12, 2019

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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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