Ecofibre shareholders reject founder's nomination of Alex Keach to board

Ecofibre shareholders reject founder's nomination of Alex Keach to board

Shareholders in medicinal cannabis and hemp company Ecofibre (ASX: EOF) have voted against the proposed appointment of industry entrepreneur and ECS Botanics (ASX: ECS...

Flight Centre heralds travel as an ‘outlier’ of the spending crunch as profit rebounds

Flight Centre heralds travel as an ‘outlier’ of the spending crunch as profit rebounds

Flight Centre Travel Group (ASX: FLT) founder and CEO Graham Turner...

Why are so many SMEs not growing from small to medium size?

Why are so many SMEs not growing from small to medium size?

I was recently asked by a defence industry executive why so many SM...

Guzman y Gomez interim sales surge to $471m amid rapid store expansion

Guzman y Gomez interim sales surge to $471m amid rapid store expansion

Guzman y Gomez (GYG) has served up a 31 per cent increase in global...

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CSIRO and Main Sequence expect synthetic biology to become a $30 billion industry by 2040

CSIRO and Main Sequence expect synthetic biology to become a $30 billion industry by 2040

The economic value of synthetic biology to Australia has increased ...

Salter Brothers fund makes a $74m takeover play for non-bank lender Prospa

Salter Brothers fund makes a $74m takeover play for non-bank lender Prospa

A consortium led by Melbourne-based alternative investment firm Sal...

Grays agrees to pay $10m fine for misleading car ads on its website

Grays agrees to pay $10m fine for misleading car ads on its website

Online auction platform Grays has agreed to pay a $10 million fine ...

Akubra’s new CEO Natalie Culina marks a first for iconic hat manufacturer

Akubra’s new CEO Natalie Culina marks a first for iconic hat manufacturer

Australian hat manufacturer Akubra has enlisted retail industry exe...

Another industrial dispute at DP World is leading to crane shortages in Brisbane port

Another industrial dispute at DP World is leading to crane shortages in Brisbane port

A crippling strike at some of DP World's port terminals may hav...

How healthy are the plant-based meat and dairy replacements in the market?

How healthy are the plant-based meat and dairy replacements in the market?

If you’re thinking about buying plant-based foods, a trip to ...

Australian Vintage confirms merger talks with wine giant Accolade’s new owners

Australian Vintage confirms merger talks with wine giant Accolade’s new owners

A merger between Australian Vintage (ASX: AVG) and Accolade Wines c...

Acusensus puts foot on profit accelerator as road safety technology gains traction

Acusensus puts foot on profit accelerator as road safety technology gains traction

AI-based road safety technology company Acusensus (ASX: ACE) put it...

Aussie Broadband lobs $467m takeover offer for Superloop

Aussie Broadband lobs $467m takeover offer for Superloop

Update: Since this story was published, the board of Superloop...

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Entrepreneurship

Shares double for hearing tech scale-up Audeara on Zildjian contract

Shares double for hearing tech scale-up Audeara on Zildjian contract

Brisbane-based hearing tech scale-up Audeara (ASX: AUA) has found a new groove thanks to its decision to expand into white-labelled product design and manufacturi...

AI job matching platform Hatch raises $7m to challenge legacy marketplaces

AI job matching platform Hatch raises $7m to challenge legacy marketplaces

Hatch, an artificial intelligence (AI) powered job matching platfor...

Brandon BioCatalyst secures $50m grant for new med-tech incubator tackling dementia

Brandon BioCatalyst secures $50m grant for new med-tech incubator tackling dementia

A national biotechnology incubator run by the venture capital-backe...

QIC to partner with five accelerators to boost QLD startups

QIC to partner with five accelerators to boost QLD startups

The Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC) expects more than 160 e...

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

Octopus Deploy acquires US competitor Codefresh

Octopus Deploy acquires US competitor Codefresh

Brisbane-headquartered deployment automation company Octopus Deploy...

Salter Brothers fund makes a $74m takeover play for non-bank lender Prospa

Salter Brothers fund makes a $74m takeover play for non-bank lender Prospa

A consortium led by Melbourne-based alternative investment firm Sal...

CSR to change hands for $4.3 billion in deal with French giant Saint-Gobain

CSR to change hands for $4.3 billion in deal with French giant Saint-Gobain

One of the oldest companies listed on the Australian Stock Exchange...

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Retail

Universal Store profit up 17pc on productivity gains despite inflationary pressure

Universal Store profit up 17pc on productivity gains despite inflationary pressure

Now with 100 stores to its name across several brands, Universal St...

Scentre Group retailers post record sales in 2023 as foot traffic spikes

Scentre Group retailers post record sales in 2023 as foot traffic spikes

A sharp increase in foot traffic at Scentre Group’s (ASX: SCG...

Woolworths CEO Banducci quits as supermarket giants under the microscope

Woolworths CEO Banducci quits as supermarket giants under the microscope

Woolworths Group (ASX: WOW) CEO Brad Banducci has stunned the marke...

Aussies waiting on hold for longer, costing the economy $1.28b, says report

Aussies waiting on hold for longer, costing the economy $1.28b, says report

The time spent on hold by Australians increased dramatically over t...

 

Opinion

Why are so many SMEs not growing from small to medium size?

Why are so many SMEs not growing from small to medium size?

I was recently asked by a defence industry executive why so many SM...

How healthy are the plant-based meat and dairy replacements in the market?

How healthy are the plant-based meat and dairy replacements in the market?

If you’re thinking about buying plant-based foods, a trip to ...

The secret sauce of Coles’ and Woolworths’ profits: high-tech surveillance and control

The secret sauce of Coles’ and Woolworths’ profits: high-tech surveillance and control

Coles and Woolworths, the supermarket chains that together control ...

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CAPITAL RAISING & FINANCE

Bike Exchange raising $3.1m with plans to delist after an uphill battle on the ASX

Bike Exchange raising $3.1m with plans to delist after an uphill battle on the ASX

Three years after listing on the ASX via a $76 million float, onlin...

Former EML CEO Tom Cregan launches digital tipping fintech for hospitality

Former EML CEO Tom Cregan launches digital tipping fintech for hospitality

After leading EML Payments (ASX: EML) for a decade including a tumu...

CSIRO and Main Sequence expect synthetic biology to become a $30 billion industry by 2040

CSIRO and Main Sequence expect synthetic biology to become a $30 billion industry by 2040

The economic value of synthetic biology to Australia has increased ...

Local Residential's $650m build-to-rent fund boosts development pipeline to $1.1b

Local Residential's $650m build-to-rent fund boosts development pipeline to $1.1b

Melbourne-based built-to-rent platform Local Residential has closed...

Leadership

Ecofibre shareholders reject founder's nomination of Alex Keach to board

Ecofibre shareholders reject founder's nomination of Alex Keach to board

Shareholders in medicinal cannabis and hemp company Ecofibre (...

Akubra’s new CEO Natalie Culina marks a first for iconic hat manufacturer

Akubra’s new CEO Natalie Culina marks a first for iconic hat manufacturer

Australian hat manufacturer Akubra has enlisted retail industry exe...

Former DHL Express boss John Mullen to replace outgoing Qantas chairman

Former DHL Express boss John Mullen to replace outgoing Qantas chairman

Qantas Airways (ASX: QAN) has named John Mullen the new chairman to...

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Property

St Hilliers Contracting group’s debt exposure could top $40m, creditors told

St Hilliers Contracting group’s debt exposure could top $40m, creditors told

Creditors to Sydney-based St Hilliers Contracting have been to...

MA Marina Fund grows its portfolio with $33m deal for East Coast Marina in Manly, QLD

MA Marina Fund grows its portfolio with $33m deal for East Coast Marina in Manly, QLD

Alternative asset manager MA Financial (ASX: MAF) has lifted its ex...

Simonds Group swings back into profit despite a fall in house builds

Simonds Group swings back into profit despite a fall in house builds

Homebuilder Simonds Group (ASX: SIO) has swung back into the black ...

Resort developer Li Zhang sentenced to 10 years in jail for tax fraud

Resort developer Li Zhang sentenced to 10 years in jail for tax fraud

A developer who conspired to defraud the Commonwealth of tax income...

 

Health

Cochlear profit jumps 35pc on increased implant sales

Cochlear profit jumps 35pc on increased implant sales

Strong demand for its upgraded Nucleus 8 Sound Processor has l...

Brandon BioCatalyst secures $50m grant for new med-tech incubator tackling dementia

Brandon BioCatalyst secures $50m grant for new med-tech incubator tackling dementia

A national biotechnology incubator run by the venture capital-backe...

Crowd-sourced funding steady at $71m as food & beverage, female-founded startups rise

Crowd-sourced funding steady at $71m as food & beverage, female-founded startups rise

Despite a 58 per cent decline in venture capital funding in Austral...

Aravax raises $66m for peanut allergy cure as Victoria leads the way

Aravax raises $66m for peanut allergy cure as Victoria leads the way

Victoria has become the epicentre of finding a cure for peanut alle...

Technology

Former EML CEO Tom Cregan launches digital tipping fintech for hospitality

Former EML CEO Tom Cregan launches digital tipping fintech for hospitality

After leading EML Payments (ASX: EML) for a decade including a tumu...

Octopus Deploy acquires US competitor Codefresh

Octopus Deploy acquires US competitor Codefresh

Brisbane-headquartered deployment automation company Octopus Deploy...

Shares double for hearing tech scale-up Audeara on Zildjian contract

Shares double for hearing tech scale-up Audeara on Zildjian contract

Brisbane-based hearing tech scale-up Audeara (ASX: AUA) has fo...

Superloop board rejects "opportunistic" takeover offer from Aussie Broadband

Superloop board rejects "opportunistic" takeover offer from Aussie Broadband

The board of Superloop (ASX: SLC) has taken little time in assessin...

Legal

Seafarms "very active" raising funds amid appeal over court ordered liquidation of prawn project

Seafarms "very active" raising funds amid appeal over court ordered liquidation of prawn project

Last week a court overturned a Deed of Company Arrangement (DO...

Grays agrees to pay $10m fine for misleading car ads on its website

Grays agrees to pay $10m fine for misleading car ads on its website

Online auction platform Grays has agreed to pay a $10 million fine ...

Bubs Australia settles with former chair and founder over legal disputes

Bubs Australia settles with former chair and founder over legal disputes

A legal dispute at Bubs Australia (ASX: BUB) that ensued following ...

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