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Multi-billion dollar investment in medical research
26 Aug 2015
Legislation has passed through the Australian parliament to establish the landmark Medical Research Future Fund – the largest fund of its kind the world – which will significantly strengthen Australia ...
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UK biotech links with Pharmaxis to develop drugs for fatal lung disease
25 Aug 2015
The Australian biotechnology company Pharmaxis, has announced an international partnership to develop a new therapy for the severe and fatal lung disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).
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Strategic agreement for advancing Australia’s cell therapy industry
24 Aug 2015
Cell therapy is transforming healthcare paradigms around the world.
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Canadian pension funds invest in Australian agriculture
18 Aug 2015
Australian agriculture is becoming an asset category of choice for Canadian pension funds, with two of Canada’s major funds making recent investments into the sector.
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UK company invests in Australian renewable energy sector
15 Aug 2015
Renewable Energy Systems (RES), a subsidiary of the UK-based company, Sir Robert McAlpine Enterprises, has invested A$450 million in a wind farm in Ararat in south-western Victoria. The project is a p ...
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Thai hotel group invests in Australia’s north
14 Aug 2015
Thailand’s Minor Hotel Group has announced its first deal in Australia’s Northern Territory with the A$57.1 million acquisition of Elan Soho Suites in Darwin.
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UK equity firm invests in Australian horticulture
13 Aug 2015
The UK equity firm, Mondrian Investment Partners Ltd, has invested around A$60 million in the Costa Group, Australia’s largest horticulture company.
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Investment gains from ten years of the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement
7 Aug 2015
A decade after the implementation of the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA)*, the gains in investment have been considerable.
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US Mustang to use Australian carbon fibre wheels
6 Aug 2015
Funding from the Geelong Region Innovation and Investment Fund (GRIIF) has helped the Geelong-based company, Carbon Revolution, develop the carbon fibre wheels that have been chosen by Ford USA for it ...
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Boeing invests in Port Melbourne facility
5 Aug 2015
US aviation giant, Boeing, will invest an additional A$70 million into its Australian facility at Fisherman’s Bend, Port Melbourne.
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US IoT electronics firm invests in Australia
4 Aug 2015
Crestron Electronics, the New Jersey-based provider of specialist electronic control and automation equipment, is investing in Australia, opening its new Australasian headquarters in Sydney, and suppo ...
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CSIRO releases strategy for future
3 Aug 2015
Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, has released its strategy for the future – a masterplan running over the next five years to improve Australia’s record in innovation.
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Bio-pharma giant links with University of Adelaide
31 Jul 2015
Fifty of AstraZeneca’s drug compounds will be given to researchers at the university for the study of new therapies.
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International design company expands into Australia
30 Jul 2015
The international design company, Benoy, has announced the firm’s expansion into Australia with a marketing and liaison office in Melbourne.
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B2B Gateway opens in Australia to service Asia-Pacific
22 Jul 2015
B2B Gateway, the US cloud-based Electronic Data Interchange*(EDI) provider, has opened an office in Sydney. The new Australian office will also be used to service clients in the Asia-Pacific region.
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Developing our north – a blueprint for the future
7 Jul 2015
On 18 June 2015, the Australian Government released a major White Paper on developing Northern Australia.
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Queensland-US initiative to develop disease-fighting drugs
2 Jul 2015
The Queensland Government is to support a Queensland-US initiative aimed at discovering and developing drugs to target diseases such as cancer, diabetes, infectious diseases and inflammatory disorders ...
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Australia a Top Ten destination for foreign investment
1 Jul 2015
Australia has been listed as a Top Ten global destination for foreign direct investment (FDI) for the fourth year in a row by the World Investment Report 2015, published by the United Nations Conferen ...
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German institute partners with Melbourne cooperative research centre
29 Jun 2015
The renowned Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology, based in Aachen, Germany, is collaborating with the new Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IM CRC), based in Melbourne.
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UK cloud-based email security provider opening two data centres in Australia
29 Jun 2015
Mimecast, the UK cloud-based email security provider, has invested in two new identical data centres to be opened in separate locations in New South Wales. The data centres are expected to go live wit ...
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