New Partners for McCullough Robertson

Business

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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Business

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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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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Female doctor in rural setting. | Newsreel

Business, Community, Health, Rural

Rural training helps medical specialists go bush

Medical specialist who train in rural areas are three times more likely to choose to work in country areas. New research led by the University of Notre Dame Australia
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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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Man working on electricity control panel. | Newsreel

Business

$300m scheme for small business in limbo

A $300 million scheme to help small business electrify operations, which expires this month, is yet to be legislated despite being announced more than a year
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New office space needed in Brisbane - Newsreel

Business

Brisbane office demand to expand CBD

Brisbane will need to effectively extend its CBD to Milton and Fortitude Valley and create far more office space by 2032, according to projections from Colliers
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Cranes building a bridge. | Newsreel

Business, Government, Infrastructure, State

Big billions for Queensland infrastructure

More than $27 billion will be spent in the next 12 months as part of the Queensland Government’s four-year infrastructure plan. With details to be rubber-stamped in
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Solar panels and wind farm. | Newsreel

Business, Community, Economy, Environment, Government, Infrastructure, Mining & Resources, Queensland Budget, State

Billion-dollar boost to Queensland renewables

Queensland’s renewable energy sector will receive a $7 billion boost in next week’s State Budget. Premier Steven Miles said the budget, to be handed down on June 11,
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Electrical apprentice. | Newsreel

Business, Economy, Education, Government, Infrastructure, Queensland Budget, State, Vocational

$1000 tool boost for first-year apprentices

First-year apprentices can access $1000 to tool up for their careers. A Queensland Government “Free Tools for First Years” program will provide $1000 cashback for
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Metal workers using grinders. | Newsreel

Business, Economy, Infrastructure

Manufacturers set to boost production levels

More than two-thirds of Queensland manufacturers expect to increase production in the next 12 months, according to a recent survey. The CommBank’s latest Manufacturing
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New Partners for McCullough Robertson

Business

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
Read more Partner content
New McCullough Robertson partner Mark Riddington - Newsreel

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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Judge and gavel. | Newsreel

Business, Community, Education, Legal, Research & Science

Murder warning signs in judges’ comments

A study of judges’ comments during the conviction of men who murdered women has found many of the crimes could have been prevented. The Monash University report found
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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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Warning on safety prosecution risk - Newsreel

Business, Government, Legal, Local

Local government officers urged to be aware of WHS risks

Local government officers and senior executives are being increasingly targeted in Work Health and Safety (WHS) prosecutions, prompting warnings for organisations to
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Judge Anna Bertone. | Newsreel

Appointments, Business, Legal, People

New judges appointed to Family Court

Queensland Barrister Anna Bertone has been appointed as a Judge to the Brisbane Registry of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 2). For the past
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ASIC is cracking down on greenwashing - Newsreel

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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Solar panels and wind farm. | Newsreel

Government

Billion-dollar boost to Queensland renewables

Queensland’s renewable energy sector will receive a $7 billion boost in next week’s State Budget. Premier Steven Miles said the budget, to be handed down on June 11,
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EDL CEO James Harman at the Queensland Futures Institute leaders form - Newsreel

Business, Community, Environment, Government, Mining & Resources, State, Technology

Micro-grids could solve remote energy challenge

Micro power grids based on renewable energy could provide the solution to the energy requirement of communities away from the main supply networks. EDL CEO James Harman
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Janette Hewson at the Queensland Futures Institute Policy Leaders Forum.

Business, Government, Mining & Resources, State

Approval delays undermining resources investment

Queensland risks missing out on its share of new critical minerals projects without streamlined approval processes and consistent policy settings, a resources industry
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Gas pipeline being laid. | Newsreel

Business, Community, Environment, Government, Mining & Resources, State

Surat Basin carbon storage project rejected

A carbon capture project planned for the Surat Basin has been rejected by the Queensland Government after a three-year assessment process. The Department of Environment,
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Alpha HAP worker in Gladstone | Newsreel

Business, Economy, Mining & Resources, Technology

World-first refinery confirmed for Gladstone

Gladstone will be home to the world’s largest high purity alumina refinery after Alpha HPA confirmed its investment today. The Australian-based aluminium producer has
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Trampolinist Hudson Brown with PeopleIN CEO Ross Thompson, left, and Marketing and Communications Head Craig Thomas, right. | Newsreel

Community

Partnership supports athlete’s Olympic dreams

A Brisbane-based workforce solutions company has joined a campaign to help keep Australian athletes on the path to Olympic glory. PeopleIN, which has headquarters in
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Woman scammed. | Newsreel

Business

Anti-scam plan keeps everyone in the loop

A new anti-scam intelligence loop has been established to facilitate better exchange of intel between government agencies, banks, telecommunications companies and
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Logging in the Amazon rainforest. | Newsreel

Business, Professional Services

Financial institutions awake to nature risks

Within two years almost half of Australia’s banks and superannuation funds will have set nature-related targets for their businesses, according to the Australian
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Speakers at the Queensland Futures Institute Finance Summit - Newsreel

Business, Economy, Finances, Professional Services

Mortgage defaults down despite rate pressure

Mortgage defaults are lower than pre-COVID levels despite the pressure of rapid interest rates rises, banking chiefs have told the Queensland Futures Institute 2024
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Many homes are being damaged multiple times - Newsreel

Business, Economy, Finances, Professional Services, Property

Poorly located homes driving insurance rises

A Queensland insurance leader has cautioned against putting homes in the wrong places in the rush to address supply and affordability issues. Suncorp Group Chief
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Suncorp CEO Steve Johnston at the QFI 2024 Finance Summit.

Business, Economy, Finances, Professional Services

Regulations freezing out small business and families

Australia’s growing regulatory requirements are beginning to squeeze small business out of insurance work and prevent families from accessing finance. Speakers at
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Arts

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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Artist's impression of new complex on Brisbane skyline. | Newsreel

Business

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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Aerial photo of urban sprawl. | Newsreel

Business, Economy, Property

Land use policies crippling housing affordability

A global obsession with limiting urban sprawl has played a major role in the collapse of housing affordability, which sees Australia’s five major mainland capital
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Apartment complex. | Newsreel

Business, Property

Buyers forced into off-the-plan sales at higher prices

A lack of supply in the apartment market will force buyers to buy off-the-plan and pay higher prices to cover rising construction costs, with the situation more dire in
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Houses made from 3D printed recycled plastic - Newsreel

Business, Education, Higher Education, Property, Research & Science

3D printing turning recycled plastic into houses

Innovators in northern NSW are working on a revolutionary process to create houses out of 3D-printed recycled plastic. Southern Cross University’s ReCirculator program
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Artist's impression of 28 Beesley St, West End

Business, Property

West End proposal offers 42 units

A six-storey multi-unit residential building is planned for Beesley St, West End. The development application, lodged with Brisbane City Council, proposes a 42-unit
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Researchers are experimenting with dissolvable clothing - Newsreel

Education

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
Read more
Chemist Warehouse sign. | Newsreel

Business

Merger ‘major change’ to pharmacy sector

Sigma Healthcare’s proposed purchase of Chemist Warehouse represents a major structural change for the pharmacy sector, according to the Australian Competition &
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Child shopping in supermarket. | Newsreel

Business, Community, Health, Retail

Manufacturers miss the mark on nutrition

Australian food and beverage manufacturers have made little progress in improving their focus on nutrition, according to a new report. A Deakin University scorecard has
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Young shop assistant. | Newsreel

Business, Economy, Employment, Retail

Retailers criticise push to axe junior rates

An application before the Fair Work Commission to abolish junior rates for young workers has been criticised by the nation’s peak retail body. Australian Retailers
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Woman shopping online. | Newsreel

Business, Economy, Finances, Retail

Shoppers tipped to spend $10 billion at sales

Australian shoppers are tipped to spend more than $10 billion at end of financial year sales, an almost nine percent increase from last year. Research commissioned by
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Mangoes. | Newsreel

Business, Government, Retail, State, Technology

New process measures fruit shelf-life

A new process to measure the self-life of fruit has been created by Queensland scientists, who are now looking for industry partners to take it to market. State
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Man at computer with multiple screens. | Newsreel

Business

From oil to AI for Dubai by 2031

One of the world’s leading oil producers has plans to pivot to an artificial intelligence-led economy within a decade, with an Australian among one of their guiding
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Arts

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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Woman scammed. | Newsreel

Business, Economy, Federal, Finances, Government, Professional Services, Technology

Anti-scam plan keeps everyone in the loop

A new anti-scam intelligence loop has been established to facilitate better exchange of intel between government agencies, banks, telecommunications companies and
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Old solar panels. | Newsreel

Business, Community, Education, Environment, Research & Science, Technology

Aussies lead push to recycle used solar panels

More than 100,000 tonnes of used solar panels are expected to become waste over the next 10 years and Australian researchers are stepping up recycling
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Woman shocked looking at phone. | Newsreel

Business, Community, Education, Research & Science, Technology

Sextortion targets one in seven adults

One in seven adults – or almost 15 percent – have been victims of sexual extortion, according to a new global study. Led by Melbourne’s RMIT University,
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Woman looking at robot. | Newsreel

Business, Education, Higher Education, Research & Science, Technology

Female AI voices empower women in teams

Artificial intelligence-powered virtual assistants with female voices boost the participation of women in male-dominated teams, according to new research. The findings,
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