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Month: January 2020

Mining & Resources

Mineral sands capital raise – here’s what you need to know

With more than half of ASX-listed mineral sands companies showing gains of up to 200 percent in recent years, now has never been a better time to invest in commodities like zircon, TiO2 and ilmenite. But does that mean resource investors are putting their hands in their wallets for mineral sands projects more than ever?…

24 Jan 2020, by Amy Sarcevic


Major curriculum overhaul looking likely

Professor Geoff Masters, the person behind a proposed curriculum overhaul for New South Wales has so far racked up “considerable support” from teachers for his suggested redesign, which is due for finalisation this year. Since the release of his interim report in October last year, Masters has received more than 700 submissions providing feedback on…

23 Jan 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Banking & Finance

The danger of unregulated loan products

Buy now pay later (BNPL) loans and other financial products that fall outside of ASIC’s regulatory regime are damaging pubic financial health and may harm the broader economy if left unregulated, warns Chief Executive of the Consumer Action Law Centre, Gerard Brody. The last few years have seen a significant growth in uptake of these loans…

16 Jan 2020, by Amy Sarcevic


Australia must forge its own agtech techniques, not rely on US

From popular culture to military strategy, Australia has always drawn a lot of influence from the USA. But when it comes to deriving data for agtech, digital agriculture and smart farming, the country needs to carve its own path, says Dr. Andrew Moore of CSIRO. “In Australia, there is currently a ~$9billion per annum opportunity…

15 Jan 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Banking & Finance

Lifting barriers to regtech innovation in responsible lending

Regtech innovation is currently being stifled by industry uncertainty, despite being a crucial tool in the responsible lending landscape, according to Lisa Schutz of Verifier. “The need to automate affordability assessment has never been stronger. In fact, it’s one of the greatest points of friction in any loan application. But at the moment we’re seeing…

14 Jan 2020, by Informa Insights