New Partners for McCullough Robertson

Appointments, Business, Legal, People

Four new partners for McCullough Robertson

McCullough Robertson Lawyers has announced the appointment of four new partners, effective from July 1, 2024. They are among 12 promotions announced by the firm for the
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Woman and man looking at business charts.

Business, Economy

Shades of green in business innovation

A third of Australian businesses which invested in innovation saw environmental benefits. The latest Innovation in Australian Business data from the Australian Bureau of
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Online meetings best when you look straight into the camera - Newsreel

Business, Economy, Education, Employment, Higher Education

The secret of effective online meetings unlocked

During the COVID-19 pandemic, workers had to make a quick transition to online video meetings. And very quickly they faced a dilemma. Do you look at the other person on
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From left, Sunshine Coast Airport CEO Chris Mills, Queensland State Development Minister Grace Grace, Sunshine Coast Mayor Rosanna Natoli

Business, Economy, Government, Local, Transport

Coast expansion project takes flight

The expansion of the Sunshine Coast Aerospace Precinct has begun, paving the way for a new $18.6m LifeFlight Australia hanger. Sunshine Coast Mayor Rosanna Natoli said
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Artist's impression of new complex on Brisbane skyline. | Newsreel

Business, Property

Three-tower complex planned for Newstead

A three-tower residential complex, of up to 28 storeys, is planned for a block of land on Breakfast Creek Rd, opposite Newstead Park. Breakfast Creek Quarter will house
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Man in lab testing blood. | Newsreel

Community, Education, Health, Research & Science

New test detects cancer ‘years’ earlier

A blood testing method, enhanced by artificial intelligence, has the potential to improve current methods of predicting cancer recurrence “by years”. A study
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New glassy gels. Newsreel

Education, Research & Science

Researchers develop glass that stretches

A new type of glass that stretches without breaking has been developed in the United States. Researchers have called the new class of materials “glassy gels”. North
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Researchers are experimenting with dissolvable clothing - Newsreel

Business, Education, Research & Science, Retail

Dissolvable fashion to combat clothing landfill glut

Fashion that can be quickly dissolved and recycled has become a reality with a new machine that produces clothing made from gelatin. Researchers at the ATLAS Institute
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James Cook University in Queensland. | Newsreel

Education, Higher Education

Bid to boost commercialisation at regional unis

A new Queensland program will better connect regional universities to investors and help facilitate networking. The State Government is providing $7 million to establish
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Earth inner core. | Newsreel

Education, Research & Science

Earth’s inner core slowing down

Scientists have proven that the Earth’s core is slowing down. A subject of debate for decades, new research published in Nature provides “unambiguous evidence”
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Middle age man on construction site.

Education, Government, State, Vocational

Age limit scrapped for free apprenticeships

Construction-based apprenticeships will be free to all Queenslanders, with age limits to be scrapped. The State Government’s current free apprenticeship scheme is open
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Muslim father and daughter.| Newsreel

Community, Federal, Government, Support & Services

Support to protect children in many languages

New resources will support culturally and linguistically diverse families to have conversations about online child safety. The Australian Centre to Counter Child
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Gold Coast beaches, Queensland. | Newsreel

Government, Local

7.8km pipeline to replenish Gold Coast beaches

A new sand transport system designed to mitigate erosion and help keep the Gold Coast’s northern beaches pristine is about to start. The Surfers Paradise Sand Backpass
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Woman being harassed by man at work. | Newsreel

Business, Government, State

Workplace discrimination laws strengthened

Queensland employers will need to be proactive in preventing workplace discrimination under new legislation introduced in the State Parliament. Queensland
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Bonza Airlines plane

Business, Community, Economy, Government, Local, Transport, Travel

Coast faces $100m hit from Bonza loss

The Sunshine Coast region faces an economic hit of more than $100 million due to the loss of Bonza Airlines. Sunshine Coast Mayor Rosanna Natoli has written to
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Unpaid migrant workers struggling to recover wages - Newsreel

Economy, Employment, People

Migrant workers failing to recover unpaid wages

Migrant workers are struggling to recover unpaid wages due to court process complexity and lack of affordable legal support. The Migrant Justice Institute (MJI) said,
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Young workers struggle to fit in - Newsreel

Economy, Employment, People

Younger workers are struggling to fit in

Younger employers are having difficulty fitting in at work as employment stretches across more generational groups. A study by the American Psychological Association
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Woman worried about a bill. | Newsreel

Economy, Finances

‘Sexually transmitted tax debt’ warning

An Australian Tax Office push to recoup business debts could lead to domestic violence victims being unjustly pursued. Academics from UNSW Sydney Business School and the
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40,000 work years lost each year to workplace illness - Newsreel

Economy, Employment

40,000 work years lost to illness each year

Australia is losing more than 40,000 “work years” each year as a result of work-related injury, disease and mental health conditions. A new “Working Years Lost”
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Migrant workers. | Newsreel

Business, Economy, Employment

Billions of untapped potential in migrant workers

Queensland’s skills shortage would be eased and the economy boosted by almost $2 billion if existing migrant workers were employed based on their qualifications, a new
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Coppelia Queensland Ballet

Arts, Dance

Coppelia celebrates rave reviews

It’s your last chance to catch Queensland Ballet’s Coppélia this week and the reviews have been glowing. Not just for the dancers and sets, but because this
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Arts, Community, Property

Healthy home gong for Queensland Ballet

Queensland Ballet is the first performing arts organisation in the world to gain the highest healthy building rating for its home – the Thomas Dixon Centre. The
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Family watching sport on TV. | Newsreel

Arts, Business, Federal, Film & Television, Government

Laws a barrier to free sport on digital TV

As more Australians ditch television aerials for internet-based services, proposed anti-siphoning laws mean many would not watch free sport, according to a new
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Synergia Series 2021

Arts, Events, Technology

Fashion innovator Iris Van Herpen to exhibit at GOMA

By Susan Schwartz In the world of fashion, there’s not much that hasn’t been done before – except for Dutch designer Iris van Herpen’s fantastical
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Queensland Ballet's headquarters - the Thomas Dixon Centre. | Newsreel

Arts, Business, Dance, Legal

Pro bono helps secure ballet’s future

McCullough Robertson Lawyers has provided pro bono legal support to establish Queensland Ballet’s endowment fund – a major key in securing the long-term
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Fire ants and magnifying glass. | Newsreel

Community, Environment

Fire ants in the frame these holidays

School holiday snaps may be a bit different this year if the Invasive Species Council (ISC) has their way. The group charged with managing Australia’s fire ant
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Floods in the Philippines. | Newsreel

Community, Environment, Support & Services

Data reveals decade of rampant floods and drought

The number of times people were displaced by floods or drought in the world’s most natural disaster-prone countries approached eight million last year, the annual
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Bacteria in Petrie dish. | Newsreel

Community, Education, Health, Research & Science

Share your bacteria for science

If you’re keen to share the bacteria living on your body, Brisbane is the place to be. The river city is home to Australia’s first comprehensive human microbiome
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Wuthathi Country Tannin Stained Perched Lake Cape York Queensland. | Newseel

Community, Environment, Federal, Government, State

Bid to add Cape York to World Heritage List

The first steps have been taken to add parts of Queensland’s Cape York Peninsula to the World Heritage List. The Federal and Queensland governments, working with
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Home burning in bushfire. | Newsreel

Community, Environment

Communities battle perpetual natural disasters

Some Australian communities have had to cope with almost 50 natural disasters over the past five years. New Climate Council research also found the Australian
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New McCullough Robertson partner Mark Riddington - Newsreel

Appointments, Business, Legal, People

McCullough Robertson appoints new Sydney partner

McCullough Robertson Lawyers (McR) has appointed leading construction lawyer Mark Riddington as a partner, based in the firm’s growing Sydney office. Mr Riddington
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Leon Stensholm Sunshine Coast. | Newsreel

Community, Government, Local, People

Sunshine Coast community spirit celebrated

A former elite athlete and natural bodybuilder turned mental health advocate has been named Citizen of the Year at the annual Sunshine Coast Biosphere Community
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Olympic gold medalist Nat Cook. | Newsreel


From gold to Great for Olympic champion

Olympic gold medallist Nat Cook is one of six Queenslanders named Greats as part of Queensland Day celebrations. Ms Cook, the driving force behind the Aussie Athlete
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WorkCover Queensland CEO Michael Pennisi. | Newsreel

Appointments, Government, People, State

Pennisi new WorkCover Queensland CEO

Former QSuper CEO Michael Pennisi is the new CEO of WorkCover Queensland. State Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace said Mr Pennisi brought decades of experience
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Uniworkers Genevieve Rashford, Jaime Strydom and Ferg MIlls at Brookfield Show. | Newsreel

Business, Education, Higher Education, People, Technology

New app links uni students to casual work

Three Queensland businessmen have created an app which links university workers with casual work and guarantees a $25 hourly rate to avoid exploitation. Brisbane-based
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Australian and Aboriginal flags. | Newsreel


Native Title Act in the news and under review

By Professor Kate Galloway Commonwealth Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus has announced that the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) would review the Native Title Act to
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ASIC is cracking down on greenwashing - Newsreel

Business, Community, Environment, Mining & Resources, Perspectives

Health checks needed to avoid ‘greenwashing’ risks

By Aaron Dahl and Andrew Bukowski With a growing focus on sustainability in the community and increased expectations from investors, there is mounting pressure on
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Successful workplaces need a strong culture

Business, Economy, Employment, Perspectives

Cultural norms that define successful workplaces

By Shane Rodgers When I was at school, I went to watch my sister in an interschool debate. The topic was that “there is no Australian culture”. I was about 12 at the
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New foreign investment rules bring challenges - Newsreel


How do you attract foreign investment? Make it harder!

By Melinda Peters, Duncan Bedford, Melissa Simpson and Josh Derko – McCullough Robertson Lawyers The Federal Budget has signalled changes to the foreign Capital
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Has our sense of Australian been lost? - Newsreel


Will our sense of Australiana be back later on?

By Shane Rodgers When I was growing up, the term “Australiana” was used a lot. Back then it seemed a useful way to describe the potpourri we called Australian
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