Healthtech Coviu lands $1.2 million grant to commercialise remote physio solution

Healthtech startup Coviu has secured $1.18 million in government grant funding to commercialise its remote physiotherapy technology, and free up hospital beds. The Cooperative Research Centre Project (CRC-P) grant has been issued to Coviu along with CSIRO’s Data 61, health clinic HFRC and the School of Sports Science, Exercise and Health at the University of Western Australia. … Read more

AUSTRALIA-UK AGREEMENTS ENSURE CONTINUED TRADE FOR AUSSIE EXPORTERS

A new bilateral Wine Agreement and Mutual Recognition Agreement will ensure continued trade flow between Australia and the United Kingdom post-Brexit. The new Wine Agreement replicates an already existing agreement between Australia and the European Union, which means the UK will accept Australian winemaking practices, and labelling and certification standards. Minister for Trade, Tourism and … Read more

“Biggest compliance undertaking since GST”: Everything you need to know about the new single touch payroll laws

Legislation to extend single touch payroll (STP) reporting to businesses with less than 19 employees passed the Senate on Wednesday. The changes were expected to get through, but their passage through the Senate brings the reality of STP reporting for Australia’s smallest businesses to the fore. Businesses will technically be required to be complying with … Read more

‘1984’ style encryption laws will stymie startup growth: founders

Angry members of the country’s startup community say the passing of the government’s encryption legislation on Thursday will curb Australia’s tech export success for decades to come. The ‘Assistance and Access’ bill passed the House of Representatives late on the last sitting day of parliament for 2018, after Labor made the surprise decision to vote through the … Read more

Grants of up to $2,100 for small business cybersecurity checks: Here’s how to apply

Small businesses will be able to apply for up to $2,100 in funding to help get their cybersecurity tested under a new government initiative announced today. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said $10 million will be committed to a new grant scheme, designed to address digital security shortcomings among small firms. Businesses … Read more

‘Embarrassing’: Female entrepreneurs hit out at political scene

Some of Australia’s leading female entrepreneurs have delivered a scathing assessment of federal politics, calling out parliament for failing to empower women even as they launch successful companies in record numbers. Speaking at the National Press Club in Canberra on Wednesday, Red Balloon founder Naomi Simson, Business Chicks chief executive Olivia Ruello and Indigital founder Mikaela … Read more

Websites confiscated: Businesses ‘losing everything’ as regulator cracks down on prohibited domains

In 1996, when the internet and websites were still in their relative infancy, digital marketer Craig Lennard purchased the australia.net.au domain for a nominal sum. The small business owner, who has over the years used the website for business and other purposes, including the curation of general information about Australia, was paying about $40 a … Read more