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  • Fleetwood scores $40m Queensland government housing contract

    Setting a foundation and shaping Queensland housing market, construction company Fleetwood (ASX: FWD) has won a contract to design, build, and install 60 homes for the Queensland Department of Housing, Local Government, Planning and Public Works. This aligns with Fleetwood’s strategy to expand its presence in the social housing sector and contribute to solving the

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  • Autism patient conditions improved after 12 weeks of treatment of Neurotech’s drug

    Can you make autistic people less autistic? Neurotech International (ASX: NTI) believes so based on data published from their Phase II/III clinical trial of NTI-164 which aims to treat Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  ASD is a complex neurodevelopmental condition that can manifest in various ways. From challenges in social interactions, repetitive behaviours, and restricted interests,

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  • Lumos Diagnostics expands FebriDx distribution to Belgium

    Lumos Diagnostics (ASX: LDX), known for its rapid point-of-care (POC) diagnostics tests, has expanded its partnership with Henry Schein Medical to add Belgium to its distribution list. This agreement makes FebriDx, a rapid test designed to differentiate viral from bacterial infections, accessible to Belgian healthcare professionals.  FebriDx delivers results in 10 minutes from a fingerstick

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  • Selective breeding leads Murray Cod Australia to produce fish with 80% more biomass

    A collaboration between Murray Cod Australia (ASX: MCA) and the CSIRO that commenced in 2021 is yielding positive results for the aquaculture company that is breeding fish up to 80% larger through a selective breeding program to enhance food supply and commercial production efficiency. Ross Anderson, CEO of Murray Cod Australia, said, “Our selective breeding

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  • SCEE expands role in collie battery project with $50M switchyard award

    With the global emergence of renewable resources, large-scale battery storage projects are playing a crucial role in enabling a sustainable future. Syncing with this commitment, Southern Cross Electrical Engineering’s (ASX: SXE) subsidiary SCEE Electrical, has been awarded a significant expansion of its role in the Collie Battery Energy Storage System (CBESS 1) project in Western

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  • ClearVue powers up sustainability with repeat order from Greenhouse System USA

    With environmental challenges on the rise, reducing carbon-footprints sits at the top of the priority list. Sustainability is becoming a major selling point and in a race to reach zero net emissions, the spotlight shines brightly on tech companies emerging with clever solutions that not only mitigate environmental impact but also set new standards for

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  • Melodiol Global Health reports revenue growth amid wider acceptance of medicinal cannabis products

    Recreational cannabis use has been a global topic for debate in the past few years but cannabinoids, a naturally occurring compound in cannabis, are now gaining momentum as a treatment for managing pain, inflammation and various mental health conditions like depression and PTSD. For the past several months, Melodiol Global Health’s (ASX: ME1) subsidiary, Health

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  • Civmec secures $174 million in multi-sector construction contracts, strengthens order book

    Construction and engineering company Civmec (ASX: CVL, SGX: P9D) has continued its momentum, securing streams of new contracts totaling $174 million, across fabrication, manufacturing, construction, and maintenance services in Australia.  A significant portion of the awarded contracts centres around the design, manufacture, and offsite assembly of a new shiploader for the Dalrymple Bay Terminal in

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  • Bailador technology invests $20 million in financial advice platform DASH

    In a move to capitalise on the growing fintech space, Bailador Technology Investments (ASX: BTI) has invested $20 million in financial advice platform DASH Technology.   This tech investment aligns with DASH’s mission to make financial advisory accessible to a larger Australian audience.  A cloud-based financial advice and investment management platform, DASH is growing amongst independent

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  • Adore Beauty strengthens presence in wellness circles with acquisition of clean beauty brand iKOU

    While many of us are on a constant lookout for a beauty routine that rejuvenates both beauty and wellness, some may wonder if this focus on aesthetics improves lifestyle or simply a passing trend? Adore Beauty (ASX: ABY), a leading Australian online beauty retailer, is betting on the former with a $25 million all-cash acquisition

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  • East 33 issues harvest downgrade as harsh rainfall impacts oyster production volumes

    The pandemic may have been detrimental to humans but the oyster population was not immune, decimating aquaculture company East 33 (ASX: E33) which is still navigating the rocky seas of recovery based on their latest trading update.  August 2021 tested East 33 beyond their generational knowledge of harvesting oysters. The severe outbreak of an illness,

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  • Airtasker and oOh!media link up in $6m equity-for-advertising deal

    Airtasker (ASX: ART), Australia’s leading online marketplace for local services, has entered a strategic media partnership with oOh!media Limited (ASX: OML), a well-known Australian outdoor media company worth $6 million. This tie up will provide Airtasker access to oOh!media’s extensive network of over 35,000 advertising sites all around Australia, covering billboards, street furniture, airports, office

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  • EZZ Life Science cracks the US supplements market: A game changer or a calculated gamble?

    Imagine getting access to high-quality supplements for brain focus or essential minerals for your family, all with the backing of a brand that’s shaking up the industry. Yes, that’s the kind of  potential impact we are talking about. The US expansion of EZZ Life Science (ASX: EZZ) may be a game-changer for American consumers seeking

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