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StartupAUS announces Australia’s first startup festival

StartupAUS, the not-for-profit group formed to foster technology entrepreneurship in Australia, has announced the country’s first startup festival. Startup Spring is a three-week long, Australia-wide festival of more than 50…

Consultation for supplements crucial

Sports Medicine Australia, the peak organisation for professionals in sports medicine and science, has urged caution for those considering taking unknown supplements. Recently an AFL club may have allegedly provided…

Telstra announces naming rights sponsorship of Ironwoman series

Telstra announces it has come on board as the naming rights sponsor of the the IronWoman Series with the competition now to be known as the Telstra IronWoman Series. Telstra’s…

Three ABC staff dead in remote S. Australia chopper crash

Three ABC staff dead in remote S. Australia chopper crash

Three members of an ABC news crew died in a helicopter crash on Thursday, approximately 800km north of Adelaide. Journalist Paul Lockyer, pilot Gary Ticehurst, and cameraman John Bean were…

Australia’s market recovery led by big banks and Telstra

Australia’s market recovery led by big banks and Telstra

The eurozone’s debt crisis shifted to France on Friday, leading to a bit of a respite for the Australian markets. The S&P/ASX closed flat at 0.5 points (0.01%) at 4140.8…

Australian stocks close at 25-month low

Australian stocks close at 25-month low

The Australian benchmark S&P/ASX-200 index closed down 2.91%, or 119.3 points, on Monday erasing $32bn in value and closing at 3986.1, the lowest in two years. The benchmark S&P/ASX-200 index…

Australian, New Zealand markets down on US credit rating downgrade

Australian, New Zealand markets down on US credit rating downgrade

Australian and New Zealand stock markets opened lower on Monday following the decision by US-based credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s to downgrade the US government’s AAA credit rating to…

Tobacco Giant Takes on Government over Plain Cigarette Packaging

Tobacco giant Philip Morris is launching an action against what they call theft of their brand by the Australian federal government, while Prime Minister Julia Gillard says she believes her…

Australia – Energy Superpower

Australia’s attempts to replace Qatar as the world’s largest LNG exporter have been bolstered by last week’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval of the 25 million tonnes per year Wheatstone…

Brazil: China’s New Pilbara

The “proximity premium” afforded to Australian iron ore companies and which provides a competitive advantage in the minerals sector, is under threat from Brazilian mining company, Vale. In June, the…

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