Future Gold Coast: Bulletin series looks at challenges facing tourism, health, education, real estate, manufacturing and entertainment

THE Gold Coast Bulletin is launching the next instalment in its Future Gold Coast series, bringing the city’s leaders together to capitalise on opportunities for the Gold Coast in a post-COVID era.

Future Gold Coast (Reset) will look at the challenges and opportunities across a range of sectors, including tourism, health, education, real estate, manufacturing and entertainment.

The series follows the highly successful Future Gold Coast event last year which examined what the Gold Coast needed to position itself for 2030.

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Bulletin Editor Rachel Hancock speaks at last year’s Future Gold Coast event. Picture: Mike Batterham.
media_cameraBulletin Editor Rachel Hancock speaks at last year’s Future Gold Coast event. Picture: Mike Batterham.

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Bulletin editor Rachel Hancock said the campaign would focus on the Gold Coast now, and the many opportunities that had arisen since the coronavirus pandemic hit.

“No doubt the pandemic has hit the

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GUEST OPINION: The ‘real and rare’ premise of higher education | Opinion

Recently, the centuries old $80+ billion natural diamond industry has been disrupted with technology that fabricates diamonds in labs for growing use in tech-markets — 5G networks, satellites, and quantum computing. Not to be confused with imitation diamonds (cubic zirconia) these are real diamonds produced through use of heat and hydraulic presses. They can be produced at a fraction of the cost of natural diamonds and even experts are unable to distinguish between natural and lab-produced specimens, which means that they are suitable for yet another application — jewelry. The traditional players are so concerned that some such as DeBeers are investing in the technology.

Further, the Diamond Producers Association launched a marketing campaign meant to combat the disruption with the theme “What is Real is Rare” seeking to convince consumers to value rarity and authenticity (natural diamonds) versus functionality or even beauty.

The concept of authentically branded value applies

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Trump wants the arrangement to pour $5 billion into ‘real history’ education. It’s not that simple

President Donald Trump is adamant that a tentative deal involving short-form video app TikTok will include a $5 billion fund to “educate people” about the “real history of our country.”



Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: U.S. President Donald Trump listens to a question before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020.


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U.S. President Donald Trump listens to a question before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020.

That appears to have taken TikTok’s Chinese parent company ByteDance by surprise, and created even more confusion about how the finer points of an already complicated deal will work in practice.

Trump mentioned the fund at a rally in North Carolina on Saturday, as he signaled his approval of a deal between ByteDance, Oracle and Walmart.

The deal — which would temporarily avert a ban on TikTok in US app stores — would see Walmart and Oracle take a stake of up to 20% in a

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Trump wants the TikTok deal to pour $5 billion into ‘real history’ education. It’s not that simple

President Donald Trump is adamant that a tentative deal involving short-form video app TikTok will include a $5 billion fund to “educate people” about the “real history of our country.”

That appears to have taken TikTok’s Chinese parent company ByteDance by surprise, and created even more confusion about how the finer points of an already complicated deal will work in practice.

Trump mentioned the fund at a rally in North Carolina on Saturday, as he signaled his approval of a deal between ByteDance, Oracle and Walmart.

The deal — which would temporarily avert a ban on TikTok in US app stores — would see Walmart and Oracle take a stake of up to 20% in a newly created US-based entity, TikTok Global. Beijing-based ByteDance says it will retain 80%.

As part of the deal, Trump said he asked the companies to “do me a favor” by putting “$5 billion into

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