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FinTech Australia is holding a second Consumer Data Right Summit featuring CDR’s ‘godfather’ Scott Farrell

- May 21, 2024 2 MIN READ

Following the massive success of its inaugural CDR (Consumer Data Right) Summit last year, FinTech Australia will run its second gathering in Sydney to start the new financial year. The CDR summit at The Hilton in Sydney on Wednesday, July 3, will showcase local and international experts, policy makers, founders and builders discussing the future of… Read more »

Operation, AI, doctors

This VC says $10bn in the federal budget for health and aged care is a sign that government’s not the solution for innovation in a sector that’s slow to change

- May 21, 2024 2 MIN READ

I am pleased to see the Australian government’s new budget allocates a $23 billion package for renewable energy innovation and development and $10.7bn to health and aged care. These investments are significant, but they also highlight a critical need for a shift in policy towards investments in proactive and preventive measures in healthcare. As the… Read more »


Victoria is holding a trial to investigate whether people on medicinal cannabis can drive safely

- May 21, 2024 2 MIN READ

The Victorian government has teamed up with Swinburne University to figure out if using doctor-prescribed medicinal cannabis when driving is a problem. The $4.9 million trial to determine if medicinal cannabis users can drive safely will take place over 18-months on a closed-circuit track that mimics real-world driving conditions. Researchers will review the ability of… Read more »

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Skalata Venture chairman Paul Little with the fund's COO Maxine Lee and CEO Rohan Workman Funding

Paul Little’s Skalata lands $900,000 from LaunchVic 

- May 21, 2024 2 MIN READ

Melbourne VC firm Skalata has a new investor in LaunchVic, which has backed the seed fund with $900,000.  Skalata, chaired by former Toll boss Paul Little, has been a highly active in early capital for nascent startups, making 70 investments across two funds since its l. LaunchVic will invest directly into the fund manager overseeing… Read more »

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