Thursday, February 9, 2023

Aussie nurse’s tech startup wins the Boosting Female Founder Grant

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Amelio Health, a provider of programs to manage chronic pain. is a successful recipient of the Australian Government’s Boosting Female Founder Initiative grant. The grant will assist Amelio Health to help more people get their life back from chronic pain. The grant recipients were announced in a joint release by Minister for Women’s Economic Security The Hon. Jane Hume and The Hon Angus Taylor MP Amelio Health is one of 51 recipients from over 2200 applicants.

Why and how we should all be using air quality monitors as Omicron rages

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As the Omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus ravages its way through Australia equipping yourself with a carbon dioxide monitor is an essential device for added health security. A carbon dioxide monitor is a small device that measures air quality. It has become an incredibly important tool during this COVID era that we’re living in.

53% in ANZ say that client experience in government affects their vote

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Just over half of Australians and New Zealanders (53 per cent) said their experiences of interacting with government services directly affect how they vote, according to new Qualtrics research released today, with 25 per cent saying it has a significant impact. With government agencies across the countries working to modernise and expand their services in response to changing resident demands, expectations, and behaviours, findings from the Qualtrics study - taken from Experience Management for Government - reveal the importance of delivering positive experiences in these new environments.

Grow Finance announces new Head of Structured Finance & Payments

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Non-bank business lender, Grow Finance, announced the hire of Andrew Speers as Managing Partner, Structured Finance and Payments (ex-CBA General Manager of Working Capital). Mr. Speers’ has been appointed to the strategic leadership team. He will primarily be responsible for launching new client lending solutions, such as Asset Based Lending (ABL), which will enable SMEs to access cash flow ‘trapped’ in purchased inventory and credit terms. In particular, Mr. Speers’ focus will be on building out the Groups’ trade and invoice finance products.

Aussie Aerospace company Gilmour Space awarded $52m MMIC grant

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A national network with a mission to advance local space manufacturing and future launches in Australia is being backed with $52 million from the Morrison Government. The Government announced funding for the $157 million Australian Space Manufacturing Network under the Collaboration Stream of the $1.3 billion Modern Manufacturing Initiative.  

Is it time to ditch your inefficient accountant for a better one?

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Having the right accountant is more than just about making sure that your books are balanced or that your taxes are handled at the end of the financial year. Having the right accountant could mean establishing a business relationship for life. This is why it’s important to recognise that if your current accountant is not meeting your needs, it might be time for a change—and the process is much easier than you might think.

Aussie sustainable fashion retailer releases first Fashion Resale Report

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As the fashion resale market grows worldwide, Australia looks to be following the trend, with the concept of circular fashion continuing to gain traction nationwide. Delving into the environmental impacts of the fashion industry, our Reluv-first, Fashion Resale Report analyses the rise of sustainable and circular fashion in Australia, backed by research. Responsible for $527.5 million in revenue from clothing resale, Australia’s well established charity sector spans over 3000 op shop stores across the nation’s capital cities.

BlueRock announces a merger with legal practice firm Marsh & Maher

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Australian professional services company BlueRock has announced a merger with boutique legal practice Marsh & Maher Richmond Bennison (Marsh & Maher) to further fuel the company's expansion. The partnership sees Marsh & Maher increasing BlueRock’s depth of experience, allowing the business to expand the support offered to its growing clientele.

Apex Group strengthens global presence with MMC acquisition

Apex Group Ltd., a global financial services provider, announces the close of the acquisition of MMC Group (“MMC”), New Zealand’s (NZ) provider of investment administration services, which includes the wholly-owned IFAA Group (“IFAA”) in Australia that offers fund administration, compliance and auxiliary services to the Australian superannuation industry. Founded in 2005, MMC provides full investment administration services to NZ’s investment managers. MMC has grown to administer funds over $68bn and over 900,000 active investor portfolios. Over 100 clients entrusted MMC with their investment administration.

Airtasker to buy assets of Aussie’s 3rd largest services platform Oneflare

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Airtasker Limited (‘Airtasker’) is pleased to advise that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Oneflare, Australia's 3rd largest local services platform which serves more than 540,000 Customers and 14,500 verified businesses each year3. Oneflare has a strong presence in trades, home improvement and professional services.