The Canberra startup changing the world one bottle of milk at a time
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It won't come as a surprise to anyone to learn that Canberra is home to some pretty incredible startups. But one of these is actually in possession of some world-first technology that is totally unique. Intrigued? Parts Per Billion Technology (PPB Technology) has a piece of equipment that can accurately test for dangerous levels of substances called proteases in milk....
‘Tradies Tune Ups’ and a caffeine fix brighten a cold Canberra morning
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It's fair to say that not many of us are looking forward to the inevitable return of Canberra's icy winter mornings. However, recently local insurance broker Allinsure and Kickstart Espresso teamed up to brighten the morning of Canberrans by offering caffeine fixes in return for a donation to OzHelp. The team from OzHelp, a leading provider of workplace wellbeing programs,...
Workplaces take on table tennis challenge to find top corporate team
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The workplaces of Canberra are talking table tennis after the inaugural leg of the 2021 Table Tennis Corporate Cup found Canberra's top workplace team at the ACT Table Tennis headquarters at Kingston on Friday, 23 April. A team from Services Australia won the event from Icon Water and Canberra Innovation Network, while teams from Northrop Engineering, Dixon Advisory, Nexia Canberra and...
Elvin Group to deliver a Tesla mega-battery to drive new Canberra suburbs
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Canberra infrastructure and renewables development company Elvin Group has announced the installation of Australia’s first commercial urban large scale-based utility battery. The 5 megawatt-hour battery will have the capacity to service the average energy needs of approximately 5,400 households for an hour. It will also stand ready to pump power into the grid in the event of a shortfall, making...
From the Outback to Canberra, meet Region Media’s new Social Media Manager
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Region Media's newest hire, Damien Larkins, has come a long way in the last 20 years as he returns home to Canberra - all the way from Longreach, in fact. Damien joins Region Media as our Social Media Manager. He will manage our strategic engagement to more than 275,000 followers across Region's multiple social media platforms, including The RiotACT, About...
Data shows ACT economy on the rebound
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The ACT economy has again demonstrated solid economic growth with good results across most indicators for the first quarter of 2021. While all states and territories are showing positive results, the recovery is looking especially strong for the capital. Bendigo Bank Head of Economic and Market Research David Robertson says the outlook for the Territory is particularly optimistic but says the...
ChooseCBR vouchers scheme to press on despite a lukewarm reception
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The ACT Government will continue with the ChooseCBR voucher scheme's full rollout despite claims from the Opposition that the scheme has ignored Canberra businesses and had poor take-up by the multicultural business community. The $500,000 trial went live in December last year and 302 businesses registered in the first week. But it was greeted with a lukewarm response by Canberrans...
Public service changes cloud ACT economic success story
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Dampened public service wage growth may take the steam out of the ACT's booming economy, according to the latest Deloitte Access Economics business outlook. A bigger Australian Public Service during the public health response to the pandemic has been good for Canberra, but those numbers have been declining as the crisis recedes, and Deloitte says the scrapping of the 2...
Be the new Pink
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When Jane Pettersen opened fashion boutique Pink in Braddon, she was surrounded by car yards and the grunge of the city. Jane was the first trader in the area and her challenge was to stand out. The answer? Paint the shop the prettiest pink possible and create a powerful girl’s playground smack in the middle of a very established 'boy...
A partnership improving the mental health of young men in construction
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As a company whose roots began in construction, Geocon is keenly aware of the prevalence of men’s health issues in the construction industry. With research showing that workers in the industry are at high risk of experiencing some form of mental illness, and men comprising 80 per cent of Geocon's construction workforce, a partnership with Menslink was an easy fit for the Canberra-based...
Innovative company to share intelligence with the world
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Growing Canberra tech firm Trellis Data is set to take its cutting edge artificial intelligence (AI) platform to the world after securing a significant capital injection, including $3 million from the CSIRO's innovation fund. The funds boost will accelerate the company's expansion and fuel further development of its world-leading machine learning technology. The Trellis Intelligence Platform interprets and provides intelligence...
Women’s group building strong links in the construction business
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An innovative concept connecting women in the construction sector so they can share ideas while running a business and balancing the rest of their lives is going from strength to strength. Member services director at Master Builders Association of the ACT Ashlee Berry said the idea to create the Women In Construction group was floated during a discussion with their...
Charities thrown a lifeline with launch of new philanthropic group
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A group of 10 leading Canberra professionals have joined forces to support local charities to survive, thrive and continue serving the vulnerable in the community.  The professionals have launched a 10x10 Philanthropy chapter in the capital and will hold an event on 31 March, each inviting a minimum of 10 guests. The sold-out event will have more than 150 guests...
Canberra startup has big plans for battle-tested bushfire website
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The Canberra startup behind a website forged in the intensity of the 2019-2020 bushfires that became a national sensation is now on the hunt for capital to make it commercially viable while retaining its original community service mission. The popularity of Bushfire.io during the Black Summer spread like the wildfires it tracked, alerting communities across the nation to the location of...
The hidden dangers of QR code check-ins
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Thinking back to when the words 'contact tracing' and 'lockdown' were not part of our everyday language, those little pixelated squares called QR codes could be seen on product labels, but were by and large ignorable. Fast-forward to 2021 and governments are mandating we use our smartphones to scan them, sharing our personal details at every venue we enter and...
Why women supporting women might be just what the ‘Canberra bubble’ needs
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After all the news stories of late, do women really do support other women in the so-called 'Canberra bubble'? A contingent of around 150 Canberran business women, who were very much in need of some inspiration, attended a recent International Women's Day breakfast with former Prime Minister Julia Gillard. The event was hosted by Business Chicks, an organisation aiming to...
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