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    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, 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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    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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    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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    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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November 25, 2019

From sand-papering cricketers to sandbagging bankers: why do good people do bad things?

WHY DO good people do bad things? Apparently a lot of people in Brisbane want to know. 

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