Meta slammed over "dereliction" of commitment to Australian news

Meta slammed over "dereliction" of commitment to Australian news

The decision by Meta (NASDAQ: META) to "deprecate" the Facebook News platform through which it pays select publishers has been criticised by the Australian Govern...

AF Legal acquires Armstrong Contested Wills & Estates in deal worth up to $3.75m

AF Legal acquires Armstrong Contested Wills & Estates in deal worth up to $3.75m

A year on from the failure of an $11 million merger with Go to Cour...

Going concerns notices raised for ASX cannabis players Cann Group and Althea

Going concerns notices raised for ASX cannabis players Cann Group and Althea

Material uncertainties have been raised about two of the largest&nb...

ASIC tips ‘ASX Wolf’ Tyson Scholz into bankruptcy over $500,000 in court costs

ASIC tips ‘ASX Wolf’ Tyson Scholz into bankruptcy over $500,000 in court costs

Social media ‘finfluencer’ Tyson Scholz, widely known a...

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Appen to shut two offices in cost cutting drive as it reels from Google contract fallout

Appen to shut two offices in cost cutting drive as it reels from Google contract fallout

Struggling artificial intelligence (AI) annotator Appen (ASX: APX) ...

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...

From agritech to workplace safety: Startmate unveils a sizzling Summer ’24 cohort

From agritech to workplace safety: Startmate unveils a sizzling Summer ’24 cohort

From creating synthetic fertilisers that efficiently grow more food...

Booktopia cuts earnings guidance by $10.5m, prompting strategic review

Booktopia cuts earnings guidance by $10.5m, prompting strategic review

While the rise of social media communities like BookTok may have pl...

Eureka dismisses Aspen takeover bid as "inadequate"

Eureka dismisses Aspen takeover bid as "inadequate"

The board of senior and disability accommodation provider Eureka Gr...

Mirvac abandons $670m Brisbane tower amid challenging market conditions

Mirvac abandons $670m Brisbane tower amid challenging market conditions

The proposed $670 million redevelopment of the heritage-listed Bris...

ATO crackdown on business debts leads to doubling of court-ordered wind-ups

ATO crackdown on business debts leads to doubling of court-ordered wind-ups

A crackdown on debts owed to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) h...

VFR Projects breaks ground on $65m Aquila airpark residential estate in Maryborough

VFR Projects breaks ground on $65m Aquila airpark residential estate in Maryborough

"Why would you choose Maryborough?" was often the questio...

Marketing agency Underscore enlisted 500 influencers to drive marketing for Tennis Australia

Marketing agency Underscore enlisted 500 influencers to drive marketing for Tennis Australia

After the Australian Open (AO) beat attendance records this year wi...

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Entrepreneurship

Mollymook Beach startup Gravity Drinks fizzing on $1m seed raise

Mollymook Beach startup Gravity Drinks fizzing on $1m seed raise

An Australian seltzer startup that recently started ranging in close to 100 First Choice Liquor stores has successfully completed a $1 million seed raise backed by ind...

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...

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...

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

Childcare veteran Chris Scott scaling up Embark Early Education with $25m acquisition

Childcare veteran Chris Scott scaling up Embark Early Education with $25m acquisition

Embark Early Education (ASX: EVO), a Gold Coast-based childcare cen...

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...

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Retail

Berchtold lands on her feet as Mosaic Brands names former Iconic boss as new CEO

Berchtold lands on her feet as Mosaic Brands names former Iconic boss as new CEO

After being thwarted from taking on the top job at Best & Less ...

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...

 

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

GreenCollar buys into EnergyLink Services to tackle agribusiness decarbonisation

GreenCollar buys into EnergyLink Services to tackle agribusiness decarbonisation

Environmental markets project developer GreenCollar has made a stra...

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 ...

Leadership

Berchtold lands on her feet as Mosaic Brands names former Iconic boss as new CEO

Berchtold lands on her feet as Mosaic Brands names former Iconic boss as new CEO

After being thwarted from taking on the top job at Best & Less ...

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...

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Property

Regis Healthcare expands Queensland footprint with $74.2m CPSM Care acquisition

Regis Healthcare expands Queensland footprint with $74.2m CPSM Care acquisition

Regis Healthcare (ASX: REG), one of Australia’s largest aged-...

Gurner gains approval for $150m Burleigh Heads project amid builder shortage

Gurner gains approval for $150m Burleigh Heads project amid builder shortage

Fresh from defending rumours that its $1.5 billion La Pelago develo...

New $10 billion federal housing fund just ‘a drop in the ocean’, says HIA

New $10 billion federal housing fund just ‘a drop in the ocean’, says HIA

The official launch of the $10 billion Housing Australia Future Fun...

Melbourne developer Local takes on $360m BTR project at Box Hill

Melbourne developer Local takes on $360m BTR project at Box Hill

Melbourne property developer Local has laid plans for a $360 millio...

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

Staff cuts and sales growth lift earnings at Airtasker

Staff cuts and sales growth lift earnings at Airtasker

A decision last year from online services marketplace Airtasker (AS...

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...

Legal

AF Legal acquires Armstrong Contested Wills & Estates in deal worth up to $3.75m

AF Legal acquires Armstrong Contested Wills & Estates in deal worth up to $3.75m

A year on from the failure of an $11 million merger with Go to Cour...

Going concerns notices raised for ASX cannabis players Cann Group and Althea

Going concerns notices raised for ASX cannabis players Cann Group and Althea

Material uncertainties have been raised about two of the largest&nb...

ASIC tips ‘ASX Wolf’ Tyson Scholz into bankruptcy over $500,000 in court costs

ASIC tips ‘ASX Wolf’ Tyson Scholz into bankruptcy over $500,000 in court costs

Social media ‘finfluencer’ Tyson Scholz, widely known a...

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