Cochlear’s profit dented by US tax charges but Apple’s implant project is steaming ahead

Whilst shareholders will receive a higher interim dividend following the half year, Cochlear’s (ASX: COH) first-half profit has taken a dip. The hearing implant developer has maintained its full-year guidance despite its profits taking a dive because of the timing of a large Chinese tender and US tax charges. Chcolear’s net profit for the six … Read more

Crypto’s grisly underbelly: CanYa develops own accounting software after finding itself in a compliance “hole”

Australian blockchain marketplace startup CanYa is in the midst of developing its own cryptocurrency-specific accounting software after finding itself in a “accounting and compliance hole” after its initial coin offering (ICO). CanYa offers a blockchain-powered services marketplace where individuals (such as gardeners and crocodile wrestlers) can offer up their services and receive payment in cryptocurrency — either … Read more

Brisbane’s Vietnamese Community Photographs (2005)

Lion dancing at the Phat Da Monastery in Inala during the 30th Anniversary of the Vietnamese refugee settlement in Queensland. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 6317-0001-0228

In August 2005, the Vietnamese community commemorated the 30th anniversary of Vietnamese refugee settlement in Queensland. The first group of 326 refugees from Vietnam arrived in Brisbane on 9 August 1975. A number of special events were held to mark this special anniversary, including a cocktail reception hosted by Lord Mayor Campbell Newman at Brisbane’s … Read more

Sex industry blockchain startup intimate raises $4.5 million in pre-sale ahead of full ICO next month

An Aussie blockchain startup focused on solving issues inherent in the adult industry has raised $4.5 million in a token pre-sale and is gearing up for a further $24 million raise in March. The startup, intimate, was launched last year by founding trio Reuben Coppa, Leah Callon-Butler and Nathan Smale, who formed the idea of … Read more