What's Happening

Australians over 50 will now be offered a COVID-19 vaccine following an emergency National Cabinet meeting

‘The only way to open up is through vaccination’: Australia risks ‘missing out’ on a full economic recovery as vaccination delays mount, according to this economist

Australia’s delayed vaccine rollout could cost the economy $1.4 billion, according to economists

Australian designer rental platform GlamCorner is seizing on exploding demand for circular fashion — and using data to give its customers exactly what they want

‘Way too late and way too little’: Planned funding cuts for NSW cultural institutions are emblematic of wider crisis for the Australian arts industry, experts say

Qantas boss Alan Joyce admits international flights may not return by October as planned, blaming Australia’s chaotic vaccine rollout

Health Minister Greg Hunt has warned national borders may not reopen even with 100% vaccination — and experts say the economic fallout could be significant

Some Australian fashion companies stopped paying overseas factories during the pandemic. But does the industry actually want to fix supply chain problems?

Entertainment venues across Australia are getting back to 100% capacity, boosted by the end of lockout laws and government support

The university research commercialisation pipeline is broken, education experts say. Here’s how it could power Australia’s economic recovery.

A leading industry group is calling for an end to electric vehicle taxes, saying they are holding back uptake in Australia

Rental startup Glamcorner has signed a partnership with cult Aussie brand Spell, as Australia catches up to the $2 billion fashion rental market

Vaping and e-cigarettes might actually help smokers quit, according to new research. What does that mean for Australia’s highly restricted nicotine market?

Melbourne unis offer to fly in international students and pay for their quarantine as desperation mounts over another year of locked borders

An Aussie couple bought a van for $2,200 and converted it for a 3 month trip from Queensland to Western Australia. Here's how they did it.

NFTs are shaking up the art world, but can the blockchain actually get creatives paid? Australian artists and experts weigh in.

Netflix's first Australian reality show 'Byron Baes' will take audiences into the lives of Byron Bay’s most-followed influencers

NSW offers agricultural workers half-price hotel quarantine to fight $52 million worth of lost crops – but flight caps are still shutting Australians out

Aussie tech unicorn Canva is now valued at $19 billion on paper following a fresh round of US funding

The Sydney Opera House has launched a streaming service to compete with Netflix — and it wants to put live performances online

63% of Australians say they aren’t travelling for Easter, as border closures, snap lockdowns and a glacial vaccination program dampen traveller confidence

Brisbane's lockdown will be lifted from noon today after a single locally acquired case was recorded overnight

The digital jobs of tomorrow are out of reach for today’s workforce, says the Australian head of Snapchat. Here’s how the next generation can close the gap.

Flex Mami on being in the influencer space for 7 years – and why there’s no template for success

Labor wants to reduce the cost of electric cars and increase their uptake, amid industry criticism Australia is being left behind

‘Devastating blow’: Queensland's tourism industry ‘at the end of the line’ as Brisbane lockdowns crush campaigns encouraging interstate travel

A cult US fashion brand is the latest to be called out for misrepresenting its sustainability practices. Here’s why this keeps happening, according to an expert.

Globally, telehealth is big business. Here’s why money is now flowing into digitising mental health in Australia.

Greater Brisbane will enter a 3-day lockdown from this evening, after 10 new COVID-19 cases were recorded overnight

6 trends in influencer marketing that are emerging in 2021, according to an expert

Australian ‘link in bio’ startup LinkTree has raised another $45 million, and it’s betting big on social commerce

1 in 5 businesses plan to hire in the next 3 months — so where does that leave those losing JobKeeper?

Australians want in on the $46 billion electric car market but the government is making it basically impossible, according to one expert

The country's biggest online beauty retailer is calling out the industry for failing to stock products that reflect the diversity of Australian consumers

'Hamilton' sold a quarter of a million tickets before its first show last week, smashing Australian sales records

Healthcare could see the biggest growth of any industry thanks to 250,000 new jobs over the next 5 years and massive government investment

1 in 4 Gen Z Australians use second-hand fashion marketplace Depop – and its founder wants even more

Peak live music organisations claim they need to be exempt from border restrictions to protect the industry from devastation

Experts say rents could soar by 20% in some Australian cities as a ban on price hikes ends the same week as JobKeeper

TikTok Australia is getting into fashion – and experts say Clubhouse and OnlyFans could be the next platforms driving sales

Changing gears: Here’s what you need to know before buying an e-bike in your state

‘Juries are really struggling’: NSW Police Commissioner defends suggestion of a consent app, saying the system fails women in sexual assault cases

The government is putting $4.6 million into regional relocation — but those fleeing cities are buying property, not filling jobs

Atlassian’s Scott Farquhar sees Australia as a ‘test bed’ for tech regulation around the world in the future

Scribd has launched its e-book subscription service in Australia, putting it in direct competition with Amazon

'We’re worried about the outcomes’: Domestic violence advocacy groups express concern over the government’s superannuation access scheme

1 in 4 Australians plan to study in the next 6 months, as the uneven job market recovery leaves workers nervous

‘Sweat tech’ is on the rise, with 39% of Australians turning to digital platforms, apps and at-home fitness technology in the last year

Hobart joins the federal government's half-price flights plan, as industry groups call out holes in the $2.1 billion tourism package

Women spent 38% more time consuming digital content in the past year, with a focus on health, fitness and nutrition