Instead of boosting Australia’s defensive strength the Federal Government’s deal, to build a billion-dollar fleet of submarines, may be sunk before the first one even hits the water. Critics say the submarines, designed and partially built in Adelaide by French company Naval Group, could be obsolete before their launch over three decades starting in 2030….

Equality of the sexes in start-ups was given a boost when successful Tech investor Kim Jackson was presented with the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award in Sydney. She predicted that future investment opportunities in heath, waste management, wellness and ageing would be looked at enthusiastically by her company – especially if they were founded or…

It was a start-up that almost immediately went belly-up under the weight of criticism from the public and retailers. The Return and Earn project engineered by the State Government offered cash payments for helping clear the mountains of metal, glass and plastic beverage containers littering NSW streets and waterways. Re-cyclers were paid 10 cents for…

Australia’s leading innovation incubator Stone & Chalk confirmed its status as the dominant player growing Australia’s next  start-ups by opening an exciting new hub in Adelaide today.  Stone & Chalk say the new hub in South Australia will be a magnet for entrepreneurs wanting to build companies that can both solve problems and create new…

Google and UK fashion guru Stella McCartney have teamed up to find sustainable alternatives in global textile production, a major polluter of clean water. Industrial dyeing in the fashion industry is one of the biggest polluters in the world, second only to oil. Google Cloud is creating a tool which will use data analytics and…

American fintech up-and-comer Sezzle is about to launch in Australia hoping to ride the popularity wave of buy-now-pay-later schemes that are attracting customers in significant numbers. Sezzle has confirmed its ambitions to raise $40 million and list on the Australian Stock Exchange as early as next month. Although Sezzle says it does not intend aggressively…