Curtin partners with LGP to tackle obesity with medicinal cannabis
Curtin University, and Perth's Little Green Pharma Ltd (LGP), have joined forces to explore the use of medicinal cannabis treatment options for obesity and related health issues. Led by Prof. Marco Falasca from Curtin’s Medical School, they will identify combinations of cannabinoids that may produce effects in the gastrointestinal tract to induce a feeling of fullness and a decrease in appetite, leading to weight loss and even diabetes reversion.
The GRI Perspective: Stakeholder capitalism revolution is underway
What does ‘stakeholder capitalism’ mean? Why should companies be accountable for their impacts on society and the environment, and not only the interests of investors? These key issues are addressed in Towards stakeholder capitalism: how we can get there, the second instalment of ‘The GRI Perspective’. This new regular series dives under the surface of topical themes in the world of sustainability reporting.
Social enterprise Just Gold named as finalist for accelerating women
Just Gold has been named a Victorian finalist in the 2022 Telstra Best of Business Awards. Over 24,000 businesses were nominated, and Just Gold Digital Agency was selected by judges for accelerating women and shaping Australia’s economic, social and cultural prosperity.
Airwallex bolsters North America team with new key leadership hires
Airwallex, announced the growth of its USA team with two senior hires in its business development, partnerships, legal, and compliance teams as the business accelerates growth.
Nexia welcomes a new era of leadership in Paul Clements and Vito Interlandi
Nexia Melbourne (Nexia) has successfully continued to build its business and pivot on a range of levels over the past few years against a backdrop of challenging times. This has created a dynamic environment where the firm now has an even clearer focus and an ambitious growth agenda to enhance the business and create even better opportunities.
5G garbage trucks are driving the future of Australian smart cities
An interconnected network of garbage trucks could be the new frontline in repairing local roads, thanks to a research collaboration between Swinburne University of Technology and Brimbank City Council that utilises the 5G network and the Internet of Things (IoT). They will attach high-resolution cameras and GPS sensors to Brimbank’s waste trucks.
Cyber security expert expounds on the News Corp cyber attack
The attack on News Corp was done through Business Email Compromise, a common threat vector used by hackers to infiltrate a corporate network to gain access to valuable information.Once hackers have gained access to your email, they can preview your most recent and historical conversations including accessing attachments and links within the email text.
LaunchVic’s $1.8m funding seeks to hatch AgTech’s next big ideas
Close to 500 innovative farmers and aspiring startups are set to break into the AgTech sector, with three new entrepreneurship programs funded by LaunchVic and Agriculture Victoria. Farmers2Founders, Rocket Seeder and SproutX will each receive $600k to run pre-accelerator programs, which equip aspiring entrepreneurs with the skills to turn ideas into business.
New super computer set to herald next generation of discoveries
One of Australia’s supercomputers is getting a major upgrade, with Swinburne University of Technology designing and installing a new space-focused machine with the support of $5.2m in funding from the Victorian Government’s Higher Education State Investment Fund. The facility will be the largest supercomputer available to Victorian researchers and will unlock the mysteries of the human brain, the natural world and the universe beyond our planet.
Over half of Australian workers are actively taking steps to change jobs
Over half of Australian workers (56%) indicated that they had taken steps to change their current employment, according to a new report from RMIT Online and Deloitte. Employees took actions like looking on LinkedIn or Seek for jobs, preparing their CV or Resume, sitting an interview, or reaching out to their network about opportunities.