News & Analysis

POWERING UP: Mike & Annie Cannon-Brookes are spending $12 million to bring a little sunshine to 100 bushfire-hit communities

- February 20, 2020 2 MIN READ

Fire-ravaged Australian communities struggling for power will have an solar energy solution thanks so Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes and his wife Annie. The duo are investing up to $12 million in a venture called Resilient Energy Collective (REC), designed to rapidly deploy solar panels and Tesla batteries in communities that have lost power in natural… Read more »

Brains Trust

Here’s what to do if your business has been hit by the bushfires

- January 24, 2020 2 MIN READ

Chartered Accountants ANZ (CA ANZ) has released a checklist to help small business facing financial difficulties in the wake of the devastating fires raging across Australia. “However other potential losses, like financial losses, can be managed and potentially prevented during bushfire season by remembering a few key steps. “Chartered Accountants are well placed to help… Read more »

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Atlassian’s Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar, and Russell Crowe, donated $300,000 to NSW bush firefighters – then things got really interesting

- November 29, 2019 2 MIN READ

The Crowe crew cleaning up following bushfires around Nana Glen. Photo: Russell Crowe   It all started with a sooty Rabbitohs hat. Hollywood superstar Russell Crowe nearly lost his rural property on the New South Wales mid-north coast in the recent, devastating bushfires that have burnt out hundreds of homes Australia-wide. On Friday morning, 147… Read more »