2018 media releases

  1. Humanitix team including founders Joshua Ross and Adam McCurdie.

    Changing the world one ticket at a time

    6 November 2018
    NSW Department of Industry

    Not-for-profit Humanitix is disrupting the billion dollar ticketing industry with a new social enterprise which donates 100% of booking fee profits to charity.

  2. Afterpay co-founder Nick Molnar wins 2018 Pearcey NSW ICT entrepreneur of the year award

    2 November 2018
    NSW Department of Industry

    The co-founder and CEO of NSW startup company AfterPay, Nick Molnar, has been named the winner of the 2018 NSW Pearcey Foundation ICT Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

  3. Fines issued by NSW water regulator concerned by illegal earthworks

    1 November 2018
    Natural Resources Access Regulator

    The Natural Resources Access Regulator has fined four landowners in October for illegal earthworks near NSW waterways and is keen to get the message out.

  4. NSW Government logo

    Boom times for NSW apprentices and trainees

    1 November 2018
    Deputy Premier and Minister for Skills

    Deputy Premier and Minister for Skills John Barilaro has welcomed a new report revealing a continuing rise in people taking on apprenticeships and traineeships in the first half of 2018.

  5. Elisha Tan speaking

    International female tech leader to visit Sydney and Armidale

    31 October 2018
    NSW Department of Industry

    Singapore-based tech leader, Elisha Tan, will visit NSW in November to share her knowledge with startup communities in Sydney and regional NSW.

  6. NSW Government logo

    Consultation underway on criteria to protect basin communities

    30 October 2018
    NSW Department of Industry

    NSW, Victoria, South Australia and Commonwealth government departments are working together to determine how the Murray-Darling Basin Plan efficiency measure projects will be rolled out.

  7. Nirav Tolia

    Nextdoor chooses Sydney for Asia Pacific headquarters

    30 October 2018
    NSW Department of Industry

    San Francisco based company Nextdoor, the world’s leading private social network for neighbourhoods, has announced it will establish its Asia Pacific headquarters in Sydney as part of an expansion into the region.

  8. Sharrock family

    Spark festival event guides startup parents through challenges of juggling business and bubs

    29 October 2018
    NSW Department of Industry

    NSW entrepreneurs will hear directly from successful ‘parent-repreneurs’ on how to juggle a fast-paced startup business and parenthood at an event this week.

  9. NSW Government logo

    India opportunity for cyber security startups

    29 October 2018
    NSW Department of Industry

    Ten NSW cyber security startups will be offered a major business development opportunity in India under the NSW-India Cyber Security Exchange, a joint initiative by the NSW Government, Macquarie University and Optus.

  10. NSW Government logo

    Report on Lower Darling water security options released

    26 October 2018
    NSW Department of Industry

    The NSW Department of Industry – Water today released a report on options for water security in the Lower Darling arising from the proposed Menindee Lakes Water Savings Project.