• 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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  • 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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  • 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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August 18, 2019

SEGRA means business on sustainable economic growth

CLOSE TO 170 people from across regional, rural and remote Australia will converge on the Cobram Barooga border region of rural Victoria and New South Wales this week for the 23rd Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia (SEGRA) conference.

“SEGRA is Australia’s most credible independent voice on issues affecting regional Australia,” SEGRA…

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    Tributes abound for "heroic" Tim Fischer

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    TRIBUTES to the life's work of former Deputy Prime Minister and National Party leader Tim Fischer, 73, have been flowing in from all quarters of Australian society. Mr Fischer passed away in Albury on August 22 from complications brought on by his long-running battle with acute leaukaemia.

    Mr Fischer was one of Australia's…

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    Saving the Australian economy 'a matter of productivity' warn accountants

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    UNLESS AUSTRALIA arrests its flagging productivity, the economy will continue to decline, putting our standard of living at risk for generations to come, according to the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), which is staging a special forum to tackle the issue.

    “Productivity growth has continued to decline over the past 15…

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    US-China trade war a new type of 'cold war'?


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    THE trade war turned currency war, between the US and China, is a misnomer.

    According to Michael Every, Rabobank’s head of financial markets research Asia-Pacific, who is based in Hong Kong, it’s actually a cold war.

    One that will take decades to resolve.

    “Fundamentally what the US wants and what China wants…

  • 21 Aug, 2019

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    SHADOW Minister for Employment and Industry, Science and Small and Family Business, Brendan O’Connor, will address delegates at the National Manufacturing Summit in Melbourne on August 22

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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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The robots are coming ... to help your business

By Leon Gettler >> EVERY industry will be hit by robotics Dan Ternes, Blue Prism’s chief technology officer (CTO) for…

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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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July 30, 2019

ACS opens tech innovation hub in Melbourne

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

ACS president Yohan Ramasundara,…

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August 18, 2019

Ikon Institute explores new frontiers of learning

SINCE INCEPTION, the Ikon Institute of Australia has been passionate about the notion that lifelong learning is at the centre of personal wellbeing, healthy social change and successful…

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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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Ocre becomes Australia’s global ‘laid-back luxury’ brand

FROM ORIGINAL works of art through to textiles and fashion accessories, Tarn Mclean’s works are a study in natural beauty, the fluidity of art and a…

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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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July 11, 2019

World Press Photo exhibition lands in Brisbane

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THE HEARTBREAKING IMAGE of a two-year old Honduran girl crying near the US-Mexico border, while her mother…

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Provenir pioneers semi-trailer mobile abattoir to reduce stress on livestock

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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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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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