Wealth Efficiency earns top award for ethics commitment

A Sydney business that built its name on “playing with a straight bat” has taken top honours in the Excellence in Business Ethics category at the 2016 Sydney City Regional Business awards. The Excellence in Business Ethics category of the NSW Business Chamber Business Awards is sponsored by the City of Sydney and recognises outstanding… Continue reading Wealth Efficiency earns top award for ethics commitment

The Australian company testing a breakthrough treatment for Ross River

Existing drug could be repurposed to treat alphavirus patients around the world 7 MARCH 2017: A Melbourne biotech company is getting ready to test a breakthrough treatment that could be the first to combat the debilitating Ross River virus currently plaguing Australia. Paradigm Biopharmaceuticals Ltd (ASX:PAR) is preparing to launch a Phase 2 clinical trial… Continue reading The Australian company testing a breakthrough treatment for Ross River

Unisys Corporation and CSIRO’s Data61 COLLABORATION FOR FASTER AND MORE SECURE BORDER

Unisys Corporation and CSIRO’s Data61 join hands for more secure Australian borders. Unisys Corporation and CSIRO’s Data61 today announced a collaboration to develop an advanced data analytics solution for automated security risk assessment of travellers and cargo at air, land and sea borders. Under the collaboration, Unisys will fund joint research with Data61 to develop… Continue reading Unisys Corporation and CSIRO’s Data61 COLLABORATION FOR FASTER AND MORE SECURE BORDER

JANUARY RETAIL SALES EXCEED EXPECTATIONS

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) said the trade figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) represent a better than expected start to the retail year with 3.11% total growth year-on-year. Post-Christmas spending estimates by the ARA and Roy Morgan Research predicted sales growth of 2.9% over this period, and exceeding this figure… Continue reading JANUARY RETAIL SALES EXCEED EXPECTATIONS

Type 2 diabetes. Over 500,000 Australians have it but don’t know.

New figures show the extent to which Australians are using insulin to treat their diabetes. Figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) reveal that in 2015, 28,775 Australians treated diabetes with insulin. Of this number, almost two thirds (63 per cent) had type 2 diabetes. Almost all (92 per cent) of new… Continue reading Type 2 diabetes. Over 500,000 Australians have it but don’t know.

Sydney heat shoots up swimming pool customers to 1 million.

  Sweltering Sydneysiders flock to city’s award-winning pools in record numbers to escape the Sydney heatwave. Sydney pool customers reach 1 million. More than one million customers have now passed through the turnstiles of the City’s five fitness and aquatic centres in just seven months – the fastest recorded time the milestone has been reached… Continue reading Sydney heat shoots up swimming pool customers to 1 million.

HEALTHY FOOD PARTNERSHIP – TACKLING AUSTRALIA’S OBESITY CRISIS

Tackling Australia’s obesity crisis is a high priority for the Federal Assistant Minister for Health, Dr David Gillespie, who today chaired the sixth meeting of the Healthy Food Partnership in Canberra to discuss action on providing consumers with healthier food choices. “I am very pleased that all delegates agree that the most valuable way of… Continue reading HEALTHY FOOD PARTNERSHIP – TACKLING AUSTRALIA’S OBESITY CRISIS

Heatwaves are Sydney’s deadliest threat

February is Sydney’s Hottest Calendar Month of 2017.   Heat waves pose a more deadly and destabilising threat to the Sydney metropolitan area than all other potential natural or unnatural disasters, with Sydney’s Chief Resilience Officer Beck Dawson calling for a greater level of planning and preparation to combat future heatwaves. Following Sydney’s hottest calendar… Continue reading Heatwaves are Sydney’s deadliest threat