Sally-Ann Williams
Accelerator

Cicada Innovations granted $7.8 million to run a new biomedical incubator in Western Sydney

- August 3, 2023 2 MIN READ

Deep tech incubator Cicada Innovations has been appointed by the NSW government to run a new biomedical incubator at the Westmead Health and Innovation District, 26km west of Sydney’s CBD. Cicada was awarded a $7.8 million grant to help health and medtech startups to develop their research into lifesaving technologies at the Westmead Biomedical Incubator.… Read more »

Politics

The NSW government is giving the taxi industry nearly $1 billion – coz Uber – and you’re going to pay for it on every ride until 2030

- November 7, 2022 2 MIN READ

The NSW Government has upped its total compensation package to taxi licence holders for the rideshare’s introduction by $260 million to total $905 million. A media release from outgoing Transport minister David Elliott, who will depart politics at the March 2023 election, bragged that the compensation was more than double the Victorian Government package and… Read more »

Global tech

The NSW government is planning to compensate the taxi industry for Uber’s arrival with another $1 billion package

- March 24, 2022 2 MIN READ

Rideshare and taxi users in NSW will be slugged with an ongoing $1 surcharge as part of a whopping $1 billion compensation package for the taxi industry being considered by the NSW government, more than six years after Uber was legalised in the state. When rideshare was legalised in late 2015, the then-Baird government announced… Read more »

Sydney, seagulls, lockdown
Business

STATE OF UNLOCKING: NSW will start to ease covid restrictions from October 11 – what you need to know

- September 27, 2021 3 MIN READ

NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian has set dates for the state’s roadmap to reopening, confirming October 11 as when the first restrictions will begin to ease. The announcement came as double doses hit 60% today, with 70% expected to be reached in early October. With the long weekend looming, Berejiklian urged everyone to behave cautiously over… Read more »