Covid-19

Here’s what’s in the NSW government’s latest support package for businesses hit by COVID lockdowns

- June 29, 2021 3 MIN READ

The NSW Government has announced a series of grant packages and changes to the Dine & Discover program to aid small businesses and people across NSW impacted by the current COVID-19 restrictions. The support will be available to businesses across the state, not just in the Greater Sydney lockdown area. NSW treasurer Dominic Perrottet says he believes… Read more »

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Artificial Intelligence

RMIT scientists have developed AI to diagnose Covid-19 from a cough – and hope to make it a mobile app

- June 21, 2021 2 MIN READ

Ground-breaking research by computer scientists at RMIT University has developed an artificial intelligence model that can hear the effects of Covid-19 in the sound of a forced cough, even when people are asymptomatic.  While the idea is not new, scientists at Cambridge University and MIT have been investigating the concept, the work at RMIT’s School… Read more »

Healthtech

Brisbane biotech Ellume Health signs $305 million deal with the US government for Covid-19 home testing kits

- February 2, 2021 2 MIN READ

Brisbane-based digital diagnostics startup Ellume Health has signed US$231.8 million (AU$305m) deal with the US Department of Defense to build a US factory producing up to 19 million of its rapid Covid-19 home testing kits in a major expansion for the business. Under the agreement with the new Biden administration, supported by the US Department… Read more »

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News & Analysis

Victoria ramps up border restrictions Sydney grapples with growing coronavirus cases

- December 20, 2020 4 MIN READ

Victoria will ban Sydneysiders from entering the state from midnight on Sunday, unless they undertake a mandatory 14-day hotel quarantine. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and the state’s health department have upgraded the Greater Sydney area and Central Coast to a ‘red zone’, which means anyone who lives in these communities, or visited the area 11… Read more »