MEDIA RELEASES

Below is a selection of Momentum²'s recent media releases

Jul 12, 2020

QBD BOOKS ANNOUNCES SOLID GROWTH AND EXPANSION PLANS IN 2020

The next six months will feature a series of exciting updates for QBD Books stores across the country, bucking the trend for retail in what has been a very difficult year for many retailers. Over the last three years, the company’s footprint has grown from 56 to 76 stores across Australia, expanding into Western Australia, Tasmania and further into South Australia.

Jun 21, 2020

BRIDGING THE GAP FOUNDATION RECEIVES SURGE OF DONATIONS TO SUPPORT INDIGENOUS HEALTH

Over the past few weeks, Bridging the Gap Foundation has successfully raised over $100,000 to fund programs to promote health and education opportunities and outcomes in Indigenous communities.

May 31, 2020

GOOD THINGS FOUNDATION WELCOMES THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT ON DIGITAL DEVICES GRANTS FOR BE CONNECTED NETWORK PARTNERS

Good Things Foundation Australia welcomes the announcement by the Australian Government that it has provided $1million in digital devices grant funding through its Be Connected program. With this funding, 215 community organisations have been awarded grants of $2,500 or $5,000 to purchase loan digital devices.

May 20, 2020

AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC ANNOUNCES EXCITING NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH QBD BOOKS

Australian Geographic Holdings Pty Ltd and QBD Books will roll out an exciting new retail partnership, with phase one, integration of the online store commencing in June 2020. 

May 18, 2020

COLLETTE ANNOUNCES TRAVELLING WELL INITIATIVE

Collette has announced a commitment to an expanded health and wellness initiative through its branded Travelling Well Experience. 

Apr 22, 2020

BE CONNECTED NETWORK SECURES $1MILLION OF FUNDING TO PROVIDE DIGITAL DEVICES FOR ISOLATED SENIORS

Good Things Foundation Australia has announced $1million in digital devices grant funding for community organisations through its Be Connected program, run in partnership with the Department of Social Services and eSafety Commissioner.

Mar 19, 2020

AVOIDING SCAMS AND ACCESSING RELIABLE HEALTH INFORMATION ONLINE

With scams targeting Australia’s seniors when they are at their most vulnerable, Good Things Foundation is helping seniors get online safely and access reliable health information.

Feb 27, 2020

WINNERS OF INDIGENOUS HOSPITALITY SCHOLARSHIPS ANNOUNCED TODAY

Today, Bridging the Gap Foundation in partnership with International College of Hotel Management (ICHM) and Accor have pleasure in announcing that Ghinna Ambrum from Pullman Cairns International and Maddison Ingram are the recipients of the second round of Indigenous Hospitality Scholarships.

Feb 27, 2020

COLLETTE ANNOUNCES DONATION TO KANGAROO ISLAND TO ASSIST WITH HABITAT RESTORATION

Today Collette’s CEO, Dan Sullivan Jnr announced a donation of $20,000 AUD from the company to the Kangaroo Island Native Plant Nursery to enable it to meet the demand for habitat restoration with seedlings of Kangaroo Island provenance to be planted in bush fire affected areas. A family-owned company with offices in the USA, Canada and Australia, Collette recently celebrated the fifth anniversary of the opening of its Australian office.

Feb 11, 2020

3,000 ORGANISATIONS AROUND AUSTRALIA ARE HELPING SENIORS GET ONLINE SAFELY

Staying connected is more important than ever in Australia, be it in remote areas or in cities. With bushfire warnings, public health updates and instructions, access to information and communities are essential.

Jan 06, 2020

TEN THINGS TO DO AT CHATSWOOD YEAR OF THE RAT FESTIVAL

The three-week Chatswood Year of the Rat Festival (20 January – 8 February) is bursting with immersive and colourful experiences, designed to transport guests on a journey through Asia in Sydney’s very own Lower North Shore.

Dec 10, 2019

THE NETWORK HELPING 250,000 PEOPLE CONNECT ONLINE FOR CHRISTMAS

Christmas is a time when the internet can bring together families and friends from across the globe. Staying in touch with loved ones and not feeling lonely is easier for those with digital skills. Building digital skills is an essential part of enabling people over the age of 50 to get online, and through the work of Good Things Foundation and its Be Connected Network of community organisations, over 250,000 people have been able to do just that.

Dec 09, 2019

COLLETTE LAUNCHES PRE-PAID TIPPING TO TAKE THE HASSLE OUT OF TRAVELLING

Tipping in foreign countries can be a very confusing part of travelling. Collette is taking the guesswork out of the situation with its pre-paid tipping packages, to come into effect in January, 2020 for tours departing from May 2020.

Dec 03, 2019

AICD’S DIRECTOR PIPELINE PROGRAM IN THE ACT PAVES THE WAY FOR INCREASED DIVERSITY ON BOARDS

The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) has been overwhelmed by the response to its Director Pipeline Program which was launched in July 2019 in the ACT.

Nov 26, 2019

MUSEUM CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF HONOURING THOSE WHO CROSSED THE OCEANS TO CALL AUSTRALIA HOME

The Australian National Maritime Museum will unveil  287 new names on the Museum’s Welcome Wall at a special ceremony on Sunday 1 December 2019

Nov 03, 2019

YEAR OF THE RAT CELEBRATIONS TO TAKE OVER CHATSWOOD IN 2020

Following the success of the inaugural festival in 2019, Willoughby City Council’s Lunar New Year celebrations will return with the exciting and immersive Chatswood Year of the Rat Festival in 2020 (20 January - 8 February).

Oct 31, 2019

2019 AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY AWARDS: THE BEST IN ADVENTURE AND CONSERVATION

On Friday 1 November, the Australian Geographic Society will host its annual awards ceremony at the Grand Ballroom, Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney.

Oct 29, 2019

NEW COLLETTE TOUR EXPLORES ONE OF LONELY PLANET’S TOP 10 DESTINATIONS FOR 2020: MAINE, USA

If the pilgrims had landed a little further north in 1620, it’s highly likely they would have been enjoying lobster instead of turkey for their Thanksgiving feast, such is the bountiful supply of the tasty crustaceans in coastal Maine.

Oct 08, 2019

NATIONAL GET ONLINE WEEK OCTOBER 14-20 HIGHLIGHTS THE NEED FOR DIGITAL INCLUSION IN AUSTRALIA

The launch of the national Get Online Week campaign organised by Good Things Foundation will take place on October 14 kicking off over 1000 community events to be held around the country.

Oct 01, 2019

AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC ENDS ITS LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH UNIVERSITY CO-OP BOOKSHOP FOR ITS AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC BRAND

Australian Geographic Holdings Pty Ltd, owner of the Australian Geographic brand and publisher of Australian Geographic Magazine and other Australian Geographic media, announced today that the licence granted to University Co-operative Bookshop Ltd for the use of the Australian Geographic brand for retail and online stores has been terminated.

Sep 29, 2019

COLLETTE LAUNCHES NEW 2020 EXPLORATIONS BROCHURE WITH NEW TOURS AND PLENTY OF ACTION

Collette’s exciting new 2020 small group touring program, Explorations launches on September 30 with a suite of 23 tours. Guests who book early will have the best choice of dates for highly sought-after destinations such as Iceland, Patagonia, Finland and Italy.

Sep 09, 2019

ANNUAL NFP GOVERNANCE AND PERFORMANCE STUDY REVEALS COMPLEXITY REQUIRING MORE TIME OF DIRECTORS

The Not-for-Profit (NFP) Governance and Performance Study is an annual report released by the AICD which investigates the challenges facing NFP directors and key areas of focus in this sector. It is the world's largest report in NFP governance, and 2019 marks the tenth year of the study.

 

Throughout August and September, NFP Sector Leader Phil Butler presented the main findings from this year's study to NFP leaders across regional cities in Australia. Most presentations were followed by an optional NFP Governance 101 workshop to assist NFP directors' to apply the foundations of good governance in their organisations.

 

The first event was held on the 1st August in Illawarra and the final event was held on the 10th September in Launceston.

Sep 01, 2019

CALLING ALL BLIGHS! AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM INVITES DESCENDANTS OF CAPTAIN WILLIAM BLIGH TO HIGH TEA ON THE HIGH SEAS

For such a controversial historical figure, descendants of Captain William Bligh are passionate about their genealogical links with this complex but compelling character. Having survived two mutinies during his career, it’s interesting that generations of family members and supporters still proudly claim a direct lineage to him.

Aug 25, 2019

COLLETTE LAUNCHES NEW EUROPE AND AFRICA 2020-2021 BROCHURE WITH GREAT SAVINGS

Collette’s new Europe 2020-2021 brochure now features Africa for the first time, complementing its extensive range of 85 Classic, Spotlight and Explorations tours. Great savings are on offer starting with $300/per person off certain tours up to 11 days, booked between August 23-September 30, 2019.

Aug 22, 2019

COLLETTE’S NEW LOOK AMERICAS 2020-21 BROCHURE OUT NOW - NOW INCORPORATING NORTH, CENTRA, SOUTH AMERICA AND ANTARCTICA

Collette has launched its new look ‘The Americas’ 2020-21 brochure with North, Central, South America and Antarctica all included for the first time, totalling 37 unique tours across these spectacular continents.

Aug 20, 2019

AICD’S PUBLIC SECTOR GOVERNANCE FORUM TO HIGHLIGHT GOVERNANCE CHALLENGES IN AUSTRALIA’S CHANGING DEMOCRACY

The Australian Institute of Company Directors’ (AICD) annual public sector governance forum, which will be hosted in Canberra on August 29, is an essential event for public sector executives and directors wishing to update their skills and knowledge of the governance issues facing the sector.

Aug 13, 2019

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM INSTALLS AUSTRALIA’S LARGEST LIGHTWEIGHT SOLAR PANEL ROOF

Wednesday August 14, The Australian National Maritime Museum announced today, in conjunction with solar panel manufacture SunMan and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), that it has installed Australia’s largest lightweight solar panel roof on its Wharf 7, Heritage Centre in Darling Harbour.

Aug 12, 2019

INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL HEALTH LEADERS COME TOGETHER TO SOLVE AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST HEALTHCARE PROBLEMS

Maridulu Budyari Gumal - The Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research & Enterprise (SPHERE) will host the 2019 Partnerships for Better Health International Symposium on 29-30 August 2019

Jun 12, 2019

COLLETTE LAUNCES 2020-2021 PREVIEW BROCHURE FEATURING SAVINGS UP TO 15%

With over 100 years’ experience in guided travel, leading global operator Collette has announced the launch of its 2020-2021 preview brochure, offering travellers even more options for exploring the globe with additional tours, more guaranteed departures, and up to a 15% discount on selected tours and dates.

May 27, 2019

AICD ANNOUNCES 2019 CENTRAL QUEENSLAND REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) has announced that applications are open for a full scholarship for a high calibre applicant to undertake the Company Directors Course in Central Queensland.

May 01, 2019

PRESTIGIOUS SCHOLARSHIP OPEN TO NORTH QLD BUSINESS LEADERS

The Australian Institute of Company Directors today announces that the 2019 North QLD Regional Company Directors Course Scholarship is open to business owners. The course will run from the 19th to 23th August 2019.

Apr 23, 2019

COLLETTE’S ‘ICONIC ISRAEL’ TOUR ADDS EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS FOR 2020

Collette’s popular Iconic Israel tour is set to offer a revamped itinerary offering unparalleled exclusive experiences on tours departing from May 2020.

Mar 28, 2019

AICD TO HOST PANEL DISCUSSION IN NEWCASTLE ON BOARDROOM CULTURE AND ETHICS

As part of its suite of regional activities, the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) will host a special cocktail event, ”Hunter Directors’ Briefing: Culture and Ethics in the Boardroom” on Thursday April 11 in Newcastle.

Mar 18, 2019

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM LAUNCHES CORPORATE FAMILY FUN DAY EXPERIENCES

One of Sydney’s most spectacular waterside venues – the Australian National Maritime Museum - is fast becoming the place for creating a memorable conference or event with its ability to offer unique spaces and full-scale entertainment whilst immersing guests in fascinating natural history and maritime heritage.

Mar 06, 2019

ELIZABETH PROUST AO FAICD TO ADDRESS AICD’S GREAT SOUTH LEADERS LUNCH ON KEY CHALLENGES FACING BOARDS

As part of its suite of regional courses and events, the Australian Institute of Company Directors will host a leaders’ luncheon on March 19 in Warrnambool with the institute’s immediate past Chairman, Elizabeth Proust who is one of the nation’s most experienced company directors.

Mar 03, 2019

2020 PASSION PLAY'S JESUS TO SPREAD THE WORD IN AUSTRALIA FOR COLLETTE'S OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY TOURS

In a long-held tradition dating back to 1634, the once-in-a-decade event that is the Oberammergau Passion Play will be performed in the tiny Bavarian hamlet in May 2020, and travellers wishing to experience this iconic performance will have more choice of tours than ever before with Collette.

Feb 26, 2019

ALBURY WODONGA LOCALS AWARDED SCHOLARSHIPS TO AICD’S COMPANY DIRECTORS COURSE

The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) is pleased to announce that Ben McGowan and Jillian Roscoe have been awarded scholarships to attend its flagship course, the Company Directors Course to be held in Albury Wodonga commencing on March 18.

Feb 18, 2019

AICD TO HOST GOVERNANCE BREAKFAST FOR NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANISATIONS IN ALBANY

As part of its suite of regional events, the Australian Institute of Company Directors will host a breakfast event in Albany with Elizabeth Carr AM, FAICD on March 14.

Feb 14, 2019

ORANGE SKY AUSTRALIA FOUNDERS TO ADDRESS AICD’S TOWNSVILLE BUSINESS LEADERS BREAKFAST

As part of its suite of regional events, the Australian Institute of Company Directors will host a business leaders breakfast in Townsville on Thursday February 21 with the founders of Orange Sky Australia, Lucas Patchett GAICD and Nic Marchesi GAICD, both of whom are recent graduates of the AICD’s flagship Company Directors Course.

Feb 14, 2019

ORANGE SKY AUSTRALIA FOUNDERS TO ADDRESS AICD’S CAIRNS BUSINESS LEADERS BREAKFAST

As part of its suite of regional events, the Australian Institute of Company Directors will host a business leaders breakfast in Cairns on Friday February 22 with the founders of Orange Sky Australia, Lucas Patchett GAICD and Nic Marchesi GAICD who are both recent graduates of the AICD’s flagship Company Directors Course.

Feb 10, 2019

GOLD COAST BUSINESS LEADER WINS PRESTIGIOUS SCHOLARSHIP

The Australian Institute of Company Directors is pleased to announce that Alex Adsett from Alex Adsett Publishing Services is the recipient of the 2019 Gold Coast Regional Company Directors Course Scholarship.

Jan 23, 2019

EXPERIENCE THE GRANDEURS OF IMPERIAL RUSSIA WITH COLLETTE'S LATEST TOUR

One of the most intriguing countries and cultures is now available to eager travellers with Collette’s new ‘Imperial Russia’ tour. The new tour allows history and culture aficionados to experience everything Russia has to offer over eight days, in two of the world’s most dynamic cities -Moscow and St Petersburg.

Nov 28, 2018

INAUGURAL WINNER OF INDIGENOUS HOSPITALITY SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCED

Today, the Bridging the Gap Foundation in partnership with International College of Hotel Management (ICHM) and AccorHotels, announces Kenneth Abrook as the first recipient of the inaugural Indigenous scholarship, which was created with the Bridging The Gap Foundation for Indigenous students to study a three year Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) at ICHM.

Nov 18, 2018

FROM THE FOOTY FIELD TO THE BOARDROOM: IN CONVERSATION WITH JOHNATHAN THURSTON AT THE AICD'S END OF YEAR DINNER IN TOWNSVILLE

The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) will host the Townsville End of Year Dinner, on Wednesday 21 November 2018 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at the Ville Resort Casino, Sir Leslie Thiess Drive.

Oct 31, 2018

EXPLORE GREENLAND AND ICELAND ON BOARD COLLETTE'S NEW NORDIC VOYAGE TOUR

Collette has launched an exciting new tour of Greenland and Iceland inviting travellers to experience the unique culture and spectacular world heritage-listed landscape, whilst cruising on board the MV Ocean Atlantic.

Oct 25, 2018

2018 AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY AWARDS: THE BEST IN ADVENTURE AND CONSERVATION

On Friday 26th October, the Australian Geographic Society will host its annual awards ceremony at the Grand Ballroom, Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney. The prestigious event will acknowledge this year’s most remarkable Australians in the fields of adventure and conservation.

Sep 20, 2018

AICD QUEENSLAND CELEBRATES 35 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE IN GOVERNANCE WITH THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF ITS GOLD MEDAL AWARD WINNER

The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) will celebrate the 35th anniversary of its Gold Medal Award on September 13, 2018 at a gala event to be held at the Hilton in Brisbane.

Sep 19, 2018

NEW BOOK PUBLISHED BY THE AICD EXPLORES IMPORTANCE OF COMPANY SECRETARIES TO BUSINESSES

The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) has published ‘The Role of the Company Secretary’ by Jennifer Robertson FAICD, a book that explores what it takes to excel as a company secretary and how critical this role is to applying good governance principles in an organisation.

Sep 18, 2018

DISCOVER THE AMERICAN CHARM OF THE BLUEGRASS COUNTRY AND SMOKY MOUNTAINS WITH COLLETTE

The southern charm and warm hospitality of the US are brought to life through Collette’s latest tour, ‘Bluegrass Country and the Smoky Mountains’. The nine-day venture takes travellers through the heart of Appalachia to experience the best of what Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina have to offer.

Sep 10, 2018

ORAL HYGIENE AND PREGNANCY EDUCATION FOR MIDWIVES LEADS TO BETTER PRACTICE

An education model rolled out by Western Sydney University (WSU) has fuelled better oral hygiene and dental checks among pregnant clients.
 

Sep 03, 2018

INGHAM ISTITUTE HPV ASSOCIATED OESOPHAGEAL CANCER PATIENTS LIVE LONGER

Sydney scientists have found people with oesophageal cancer from human papilloma virus (HPV) have better survival outcomes than those with more traditional cancer of the gullet, and that they may benefit from less harsh treatment.  

Sep 03, 2018

WESTERN AUSTRALIA LOCALS WIN NOT-FOR-PROFIT LEADER SCHOLARSHIP

The Australian Institute of Company Directors is pleased to announce that 20 directors from Western Australia are the recipients of the 2