Planting Hope and Growing a Sustainable Future

It is estimated that one billion people experience food insecurity worldwide. The global population is expected to reach 9.2 billion by 2050, significantly increasing demand for food, water and other natural resources, and thus, competition for arable land (degrading at a rate of 5-7 million hectares a year). The transition to hunger is rapid, but the transition from hunger is slow, painful and difficult.

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Perth’s Valley of Taste »

The City of Swan boasts a world of surprises and offers a bounty of unforgettable events and experiences, located in the picturesque Swan Valley, just a twenty-five minute drive from the centre of Perth and ten minutes away from Perth Airport.

The City of Swan

Seeing Things Differently »

Established as a family-owned business in Queensland in 1979, BMD Group has grown significantly, becoming one of Australia’s largest privately owned construction, design and land development companies.

BMD ConstructionsBMD Constructions

An Innovative Approach to Affordable Housing »

Community Housing Limited (CHL) imagines a world without housing poverty – and is working hard to bring this vison to reality. The trail blazing not-for-profit delivers affordable housing in Australia, South Asia, South-East Asia and South America, and currently has an Australian portfolio of more than 5,500 properties under management across six Australian states.

Community Housing Limited

High-Quality Equipment for Agriculture »

Australia is one of the world’s largest agricultural producers, and farms cover 61 per cent of the country’s land mass. As a result, designing and manufacturing durable and reliable machinery that suits Australia’s climate is extremely important to the success of farm operations. Countrywide Engineering provides the services and processing needed to construct high-quality equipment for Austr

Countrywide Engineering

Global Growth »

When Business in Focus featured Dabbagh Trading two years ago, the family owned company was already one of the largest Australian exporters of chilled meat by airfreight, shipping seven days a week to 15 different countries...

Dabbagh Trading

Architecture and Morality »

Running a not-for-profit is not just about being a do-gooder. You need lots of real-world experience to run with the people with the money.

Evolve Housing

Making Entertaining Easy with Territory Venues and Events »

GIO Stadium Canberra, Manuka Oval and Stromlo Forest Park are Canberra's premier venues. Each of these venues hosts events and provides facilities that greatly improve the economic, social and cultural space within Canberra and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).

GIO Canberra, Manuka Oval and Stromlo Forest Park

Where There’s Muck »

The use of landfill gas as fuel is not exactly new. But as concern over climate change rises in parallel to bills for conventional energy consumption, this is a technology whose time has very much come.

Landfill Gas Industries

Helping Lives be Well Lived »

mecwacare is an industry-leading, not-for-profit provider of home care and community care services for the 31 local councils that form metropolitan Melbourne, as well as the Ballarat region. mecwacare provides in-home, residential, centre-based, disability, and private care services, as well as home care packages to support and promote wellbeing.


Casting Done to Perfection »

In the demanding world of foundry moulding and casting, products need to be precision made and last for years. Few companies realise this better than North Queensland based Northern Iron & Brass Foundry Pty Ltd. Offering free, no-obligation quotes, the company wide range of services and capabilities ensures it is able to meet the casting needs of all clients.

Northern Iron & Brass Foundry

Supporting Australian Agriculture »

As Australians increasingly come to recognise the importance of agricultural development and the related opportunities of agricultural industry, optimism and investment in the industry continues to show ongoing growth...


Investing in People »

Forty-two years of history is claimed by Rockpress Pty Ltd. The company is a major manufacturer and fabricator of metal products for a wide range of industries and applications – particularly the transport market. We spoke with Marketing Manager Allan Mortensen about one of Queensland's most respected metal fabricating operations.


Three Business Units, One Focus on Innovation »

From its humble beginnings in a Sydney home office in 2006, Saxons Group has grown to serve over one hundred public and government companies throughout Australia. It now covers three core businesses and a strategic group, enabling an end to end IT implementation, training, service and support for small to medium size businesses.

Saxons GroupSaxons Group

Preserving our Planet »

World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) iconic black and white panda bear logo is unmistakable. Instantly recognisable around the globe, the endearing symbol is synonymous with conservation. And no wonder – WWF has grown to become the world’s leading conservation organisation.

World Wildlife Fund

Creating Innovative HVAC and BMS Engineering Solutions »

In only a few short years, Value Added Engineering Group (VAE) has quickly grown to become one of Australia’s most innovative and customer service focused HVAC and building management systems (BMS) engineering services providers. The company consistently pushes the boundaries of what can be accomplished on complex, often remote, worksites.

Value Added Engineering