Australia's Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs: 11-20

Australia's Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs: 11-20

There are several entrepreneurs in this group who are changing the game in health, fitness and medicine. From doing things differently in dentistry or general practice, to pioneering new ground in the medical cannabis industry or reinventing pilates, these disruptors are ones to watch. Tech is also a key theme whether it be IT or util...

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Australia's Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs: 21-30

Australia's Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs: 21-30

To be an entrepreneur, one must be tenacious in securing opportunities even when the chips are down. Many of the entrants in this group have shown grit against the odds and grown powerhouse companies in industries where the competition was already well established. Leaders in the finance space, a handful of digital disruptors and even...

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Australia's Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs: 31-40

Australia's Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs: 31-40

Many people think that entrepreneurs are always pursuing things that haven't been done before. While this may be true of some, most are seeking to do something better rather than something new. This is certainly the case for many of the entrants here. Whether adding new flavours to the food and beverage space, leveraging technolog...

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Australia's Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs: 41-50

Australia's Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs: 41-50

Proving that appearances do matter is what these entrepreneurs do best, but not in the ways you might think. The 41-50 features some of Australia's most innovative marketing specialists who thrive on building brands, as well as specialists who give other companies facelifts through implementing new tech. The Top 50 is also rounded...

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Australia's Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs: 51-60

Australia's Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs: 51-60

Job creation is often brought up in discussions about entrepreneurship, but employment is about more than just a bunch of names and figures in your Xero payroll. The companies in this section impact the lives of staff in many ways, whether it be tailoring the employee experience within large multinationals, upskilling for the future or pr...

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Australia's Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs: 61-70

Australia's Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs: 61-70

They might be a mixed bag of leaders, but the entrepreneurs in this section of the list make a point of standing out. From ethical sales to counter-culture clothing, solar installation to career development, financial services to wholesale, the #61-70 cohort are go-getters who chose to do take a different tack to the competition. Ther...

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Australia's Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs: 71-80

Australia's Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs: 71-80

Having good number crunchers and advisors can mean the difference between failing or thriving in business. That's something many of the entrepreneurs in this group know well, having built companies that help other businesses find their feet financially. Aside from a handful of accountants, the #71-80 group is an eclectic bunch of ...

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Australia's Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs: 81-90

Australia's Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs: 81-90

Many of these entrepreneurs have disrupted areas that you probably wouldn't have guessed needed a shake-up. Whether it be selling large-scale items like printing equipment, electrical services or solar power, they have masterfully carved out unique niches. There are a couple of health & fitness buffs here too who have brought ...

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Australia's Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs: 91-100

Australia's Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs: 91-100

It's a testament to the calibre of entrepreneurs we have in Australia that the final ten on this list are still at the helm of dynamo businesses making a significant nationwide impact. Many of them use innovative technology to enhance their own business or the companies of others. They have an exciting potential to scale in indust...

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Dexus secures $2.1 billion redevelopment of Brisbane's Eagle Street pier

Dexus secures $2.1 billion redevelopment of Brisbane's Eagle Street pier

Two sparkly new office towers, a variety of restaurants and shops, a green open space, and enhanced riverbank facilities are on the cards for a $2.1 billion Brisbane waterfront master plan. Announced this morning by the Queensland Government the development will be helmed by property group Dexus who will transform the city's Eagle Str...

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Mirvac and John Holland selected to deliver Waterloo metro station development

Mirvac and John Holland selected to deliver Waterloo metro station development

A consortium comprised of Mirvac (ASX: MGR) and John Holland have been selected to deliver Sydney Metro's station development at Waterloo. The anticipated end value of the development is $800 million and should be completed over the next five to six years. John Holland will deliver the Waterloo metro station component of the devel...

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Seven West-Prime Media merger blocked by shareholders

Seven West-Prime Media merger blocked by shareholders

UPDATE: Seven West Media has acquired a 14.9 per cent stake in Prime Media Group following its failed takeover of the company. CEO James Warburton says the stake was acquired to "provide stability for the business" and to "support regional Australia and regional news". The proposed merger of Seven West Media (ASX: SWM)...

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ACCC raises concerns over Bauer Media's acquisition of Pacific Magazines

ACCC raises concerns over Bauer Media's acquisition of Pacific Magazines

The proposed merger of two of the biggest magazine publishers in Australia has raised some red flags for the consumer watchdog. In October, Pacific Magazines (ASX: SWM) announced it was to be bought by Germany-based magazine publisher Bauer Media for $40 million. The acquisition still needs to overcome the hurdle of approval from the ...

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Phi Finney McDonald launches class action against Westpac

Phi Finney McDonald launches class action against Westpac

Westpac's (ASX: WBC) alleged 23 million contraventions of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act (AML/CTF Act) continue to give the bank a pounding migraine. AUSTRAC's investigation into Westpac has fuelled the ire of shareholders, and Phi Finney McDonald will represent them in a class action against the big ...

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High-profile businessman Sir Ron Brierley charged with child pornography offences

High-profile businessman Sir Ron Brierley charged with child pornography offences

A corporate raider known for his executive roles at several investment funds has been charged for allegedly possessing child abuse material, following a four-month investigation from NSW Police.  Several mainstream news outlets have reported NSW Police confirmed the man charged was Sir Ron Brierley, a New Zealand-born businessma...

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Proxies show Seven West-Prime Media merger unlikely to go ahead despite ACCC approval

Proxies show Seven West-Prime Media merger unlikely to go ahead despite ACCC approval

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) sees no issue with Seven West Media's (ASX: SWM) proposed acquisition of Prime Media Group (ASX: PRT), following an investigation into the deal's likely impacts on broadcasting in regional WA. SWM shares rose 3.1 per cent on the announcement to reach $19...

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NAB could face multi-billion dollar fine over alleged fees for no service conduct

NAB could face multi-billion dollar fine over alleged fees for no service conduct

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) isn't going easy on National Australia Bank (ASX: NAB) this holiday season. The watchdog announced yesterday that it has taken the big four bank to court over alleged fees for no service (FFNS) conduct, uncovered initially during the Royal Commission into the banking and finan...

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Ralan creditors vote in favour of O'Dwyer's mystery Gold Coast development

Ralan creditors vote in favour of O'Dwyer's mystery Gold Coast development

William O'Dwyer, the sole director of collapsed property developer Ralan Group appears to have mostly got his way at a creditor meeting this afternoon. This afternoon's gathering of irate creditors was O'Dwyer's (pictured right) last opportunity to help claw back cash for unsecured creditors, who were otherwise unlike...

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AP Eagers admits to underpaying staff by $4.5 million

AP Eagers admits to underpaying staff by $4.5 million

Automotive retailer AP Eagers (ASX: APE) has apologised to staff after discovering 6,200 employees were underpaid by $4.5 million. The shortfall in payments to staff equates to just under 0.25 per cent of a total $2.1 billion payments made to employees over the same period of time. The company says it identified the 'anomalies'...

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Could this Australian-designed flying car be the future of urban transport?

Could this Australian-designed flying car be the future of urban transport?

If you grew up watching the Jetsons you're probably quite disappointed we are still not zooming around the skies just to get to the supermarket. The promise of flying cars is one of those undeniable markers of a utopian future; one without car lanes and traffic jams. A new Australian project appears to be one step closer to making...

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Tech startup A Cloud Guru acquires largest competitor Linux Academy

Tech startup A Cloud Guru acquires largest competitor Linux Academy

A significant investment from Bain Capital has helped Melbourne-based startup A Cloud Guru (ACG) acquire its largest competitor Linux Academy for an undisclosed sum, giving it the world's largest cloud computing training library. Founded in 2015 by Perth brothers Sam and Ryan Kroonenburg (pictured), ACG is driven by a straightfor...

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APRA forces Westpac to lift risk capital by $500m as investigation begins

APRA forces Westpac to lift risk capital by $500m as investigation begins

Regulators are not about to show Westpac (ASX: WBC) any mercy in the lead up to Christmas with the bank now facing another investigation relating to an alleged breach of anti-money laundering laws. Last month AUSTRAC alleged Westpac contravened the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (AML/CTF Act) on mo...

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ECS Botanics poised for 2020 with new cultivation licence

ECS Botanics poised for 2020 with new cultivation licence

Medicinal cannabis company ECS Botanics (ASX: ECS) has been granted a cultivation licence from the Federal Government for its operations in Tasmania. The licence authorises ECS to cultivate cannabis plants for medicinal purposes, produce cannabis and cannabis resin for medicinal purposes, obtain plants and distribute the drug. The gra...

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Bucephalus Research slams Wisetech for "buying customers"

Bucephalus Research slams Wisetech for "buying customers"

Bucephalus Research managing partner Robert Medd (pictured) describes WiseTech as a "deal machine", alleging it has bended accepted accounting practices to inflate profits. After previously alleging agricultural property group Rural Funds (ASX: RFF) was a "Ponzi scheme that could collapse at any time", a Hong Kong...

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National Veterinary Care shares surge 50% on $250m sale

National Veterinary Care shares surge 50% on $250m sale

Gold Coast-based National Veterinary Care (ASX: NVL) has entered into an agreement with VetPartners under which it will be acquired for around $250 million, a significant premium to its previous market capitalisation of $158 million. Under the scheme implementation deed, announced this morning by NVL, VetPartners will acquire 100 per cent...

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Wilson lowers takeover offer for Keybridge

Wilson lowers takeover offer for Keybridge

Wilson Asset Management fund WAM Active (ASX: WAA) has lowered its takeover bid for Keybridge Capital (ASX: KBC), just a week after Nicholas Bolton's Australian Style Group upped the ante in its fight for control of the embattled investment vehicle. Wilson, Australian Style and Farooq Khan's Bentley Capital (ASX: BEL) ea...

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Digital8 teams up with CAASie for innovative ad brokering

Digital8 teams up with CAASie for innovative ad brokering

Two Queensland companies have joined forces to give small businesses a more flexible and accessible outdoor advertising set-up, transferring the pay-per-play model to out-of-home (OOH) platforms like billboards. Jeff Lynne, the founder of Brisbane-based custom web solutions and marketing agency Digital8, believes the new partner...

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Oscar Wylee accused of misleading customers about donating glasses to charity

Oscar Wylee accused of misleading customers about donating glasses to charity

Youth-leaning eyewear company Oscar Wylee has been taken to the Federal Court by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for allegedly misleading customers. The allegations revolve around a campaign run by Oscar Wylee during which the eyewear company said it would donate a pair of glasses to someone in need every time a ...

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Westlawn Property Trust buys two QLD retail centres for $45m

Westlawn Property Trust buys two QLD retail centres for $45m

Westlawn Property Trust has lifted its portfolio value to $400 million after buying two South East Queensland retail centres in Ormeau and Logan. The flagship trust of Gold Coast-based Clarence Property has spent $45 million on the two centres, including Woolworths Ormeau Centre for $29 million and Logan Village Shopping Ce...

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Federal Government to crack down on tech giants

Federal Government to crack down on tech giants

A $27 million investment into the ACCC and a brand new code of conduct are part of the Federal Government's raft of reforms intended to crack down on unregulated American tech giants. The reforms come in response to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC) Digital Platforms Inquiry, which slammed tech heavyweigh...

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