Reporting for Investing News Australia

In 2019, Investing News Network (Vancouver, British Columbia) committed providing dedicate coverage of the Australian Resource, Technology and Cannabis industries, including the people, events, news, and information that make Australia such an exciting arena for smart investors. The INN Australia Desk includes editors, writers, production coordinators, and executives dedicated to independent financial education and news of interest and investors in Australian markets.

  • Scott is from Melbourne, where he obtained an arts degree majoring in politics at La Trobe University and a masters degree in journalism from the University of Melbourne.

    He worked in Melbourne, country Victoria and Far North Queensland in a variety of roles ranging from digital media intern to community reporter before he came to INN Australia.

  • Georgia covers precious metals and the energy sector at INN Australia. She holds an honours bachelor of arts in journalism, and is passionate about covering a wide array of topics, including the resource space, pop culture, arts and politics.

    In her spare time, Georgia enjoys reading dystopian novels and watching documentaries.

  • Ronelle Richards is a freelance journalist and editor based in Melbourne. She covers news, business, finance, mental health, travel and anything else that piques her curiosity. Tweet her @ronellerichards

  • Priscila was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has lived in Perth and Brisbane, Australia, where she spent a semester studying at Griffith University. Priscila holds a bachelor of arts in communications from Universidad de San Andres and a MA in journalism from Kingston University. She currently writes about battery metals for INN Australia, with a focus on lithium, cobalt and graphite.
  • Pia oversees the Production teams in Vancouver and Toronto. She was the first production manager at INN in 2008, left briefly and rejoined the company in 2011. Since then, she has been helping provide value to mining, cannabis, technology and life science companies by ensuring that campaign deliverables are executed on time and on spec. Pia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines.
  • Ashley received an advanced diploma in Print and Digital Journalism from Humber College in Toronto. She has experience in copy-editing, marketing and production coordination.
  • Bryan is the senior cannabis editor for INN Australia. He previously covered the life science financial market for the company. He is a devoted basketball fan and can often be found looking up the latest fun fact about an upcoming film release.

  • Nicole is the Editorial Content Coordinator at INN, helping to create and manage educational content with a primary focus on gold. Nicole found her passion for all things finance while working in syndication and investor relations for a boutique investment banking company. Nicole has her BA in media studies and a postgrad in public relations. She holds a diverse writing portfolio covering topics such as finance, lifestyle and travel.
  • Danielle is a staff writer with INN. She graduated from the Master of Journalism program at Carleton University after completing her undergraduate degree in Media Studies at the University of Guelph-Humber. She's written for the Globe and Mail, the Canadian Press, the National Post and the Brampton Guardian. She spends her time covering the cannabis market for INN.
  • Jocelyn obtained her diploma in journalism from Langara College in April 2016, just prior to joining INN as a staff writer for the resource sector. Since then, Jocelyn has shifted to covering the life science space and has become managing editor for INN's technology, cannabis and life science divisions. Jocelyn is passionate about niche topics within the life science sector and enjoys shedding light on companies focused on unmet clinical needs.

    Prior to joining INN, Jocelyn interned at the Georgia Straight and blogged about the Vancouver Canucks. Before following her career in journalism, Jocelyn spent several years working in law firms. She thrives off the knowledge her background brings to her reporting.

  • A graduate of Durham College's broadcast journalism program, Olivia has a passion for all things newsworthy. She got her start writing about esports (competitive video games), where she specialized in professional Call of Duty coverage. Since then, Olivia has transitioned into business writing for INN where her beats have included Australian mining and base metals.
Lithium Investing

AU$4 Billion Galaxy/Orocobre Merger to Create Top 5 Lithium Company

Australia’s Orocobre (TSX:ORL,ASX:ORE) and Galaxy Resources (ASX:GXY,OTC Pink:GALXF) agreed this week to join forces in a AU$4 billion “merger of equals.” The deal comes as demand for lithium for electric vehicle (EV) batteries continues to pick up pace.

Once the merger is complete, the new company will become a top five lithium chemicals company globally — and top three outside of China — with production capacity of around 40,000 tonnes of lithium carbonate equivalent per year.

“The merged entity’s growth opportunities in both brine and hard rock position it uniquely to take advantage of expected rising EV demand for lithium,” Galaxy Chairman Martin Rowley said.

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Lithium companies have been active in M&A lately, and more may follow after the proposed deal between Galaxy Resources and Orocobre.

Cleantech Investing in Australia

Climate change is a looming issue for Australians, with 82 percent concerned about bushfires and 81 percent worried that drought or flooding will affect crop production and food supply.

This is where conscious investors look to the cleantech sector, which covers everything from renewable energy to low-emission technologies to water technology to battery storage and more.

What should investors know about cleantech in Australia before they jump in? Read on for a look at key factors, including market size, the industries encompassed by cleantech and big players to watch.

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Cleantech investing in Australia is gaining steam. Learn about the market’s key players and how to get involved in this growing space.

When Will Australia Legalise Recreational Cannabis?

Recreational cannabis remains illegal in all Australia’s states and territories with the exception of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). But could that change in the future?

So far there are no clear indicators as to when or if Australia could legalise recreational cannabis, but attitudes seem to be changing. Public support is growing, and there’s even some political acceptance.

Read on to learn more about when Australia may legalise recreational cannabis.

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Will Australia legalise recreational cannabis? It’s a burning question for many investors, but for now the answer isn’t clear.