WEED Australia Ltd is Proud to Announce the Appointment of Ms. Amanda Brunskill-Scott and Mrs. Nicole Breen as Members of our Board of Directors

WEED Inc. (OTCQB:BUDZ), (“WEED” or the “Company”) a global cannabis & hemp bioresearch company based in the USA, focused on the development and application of cannabis-derived compounds for the treatment of human and animal diseases.
Wholly owned subsidiary HEMP Biosciences Inc. is pleased to announce that it received its hemp cultivation license from the state of Arizona. The license allows for cultivation, process and manufacture of hemp for the production of low THC & CBD products.

In addition, Ms. Brunskill-Scott has been appointed as our in-house counsel for both WEED Australia Limited and the Cannabis Institute of Australia. While Mr. Patrick Brodnik, will continue to promote the Corporate Business Development for WEED Inc. USA and continue working on strategic partnerships and cannabis acquisitions for WEED Australia Limited.

We would like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt gratitude to Mr. John J. Foley, who recently retired from our Australian management & Board of Directors. Glenn E. Martin CEO comments, “John has been a faithful servant to our company since the beginning, and we wish him a well-deserved retirement at the young age of 85 years old. We look forward to his continued advice and counsel in the future.”

Ms. Brunskill-Scott is an advocate for the indigenous peoples of Australia and grew up in the Northern Territory, as her family is both indigenous Australians and from Papa New Guinea. Her appointment to our Board of Directors reflects our commitment to diversity and inclusion, and we are excited to have her leadership and vision driving our company forward. Darwin and the Far Northern Territories such as Cape York which are top of our list for cannabis cultivation.

Ms. Brunskill-Scott announces, “I’m excited and privileged for the opportunity before me to lead the team WEED Australia has established over the past 7 years. Surviving Covid hardships has strengthened our resolve to find natural plant remedies to complex medical conditions. WEED Australia and the Cannabis Institute looks to lead the charge in cannabis research and product development making it affordable to all compared to the current market situation.”

Mrs. Breen states, “The cannabis industry in Australia is on the global forefront. WEED was incorporated in March 2017 as an ASIC regulated entity. Post Covid WEED looks to ready an IPO for the ASX once economic condition warrants. I am excited to work with Amanda and bring WEED Australia to its full potential in the cannabis and hemp space.

WEEDs key to success is our rare Landrace cannabis genetics grown and kept F-1 grade over 40-50 years, while scientific research and development will ensure year over year returns for our investors as we build a premier cannabis company in Australia.”

WEED Australia Ltd is dedicated to developing innovative products and services for the Australian people utilizing the amazing cannabaceae plant.

Our nonprofit arm, the Cannabis Institute of Australia, is focused on cannabis & hemp research including clinical trials for pharma and non-pharma product and services.

With the appointment of Ms. Brunskill-Scott and Mrs. Breen, we are confident that WEED Australia Limited as a majority owned subsidiary of WEED Inc (USA) will continue to grow and thrive as a global cannabis holding company. WEED Australia Ltd. formed in March 2017 was the first cannabis pubco, ASIC regulated, in Australia with an American parent.

WEED, Inc.’s Subsidiaries past comments:

WEED Israel (Cannabis) Ltd. “After over 3 years of putting human clinical trials and product development on hold due to COVID, WEED Israel is poised and anxious to build out our global brands in both pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical categories, starting with women’s health and veterans’ ailments (PTSD) to healthy green alternative medicines” stated Elliot Kwestel, Managing Director of WEED Israel (Cannabis) Ltd. based outside Jerusalem.

Kwestel further commented, “WEED Israel looks to enrich and expand our clinical trials with both THC and Cannabinoid studies to promote healthy living for generations to come.”

WEED Australia Ltd. and The Cannabis Institute of Australia (C.I.A.), our Australian non-profit arm, based in Queensland on the Gold Coast.

Corporate Director Patrick Brodnik stated, “With the new rules out governing cannabis & hemp in Australia and the announcement in February 2021 to allow over-the-counter CBD medicines in pharmacies, now after Covid, timing is perfect to begin our clinical trials in Israel and Australia to bring new curative products to market as we close out COVID mandates this year.

Managing Director Brunskill-Scott commented “Next year 2024, the future of USA & Australia decriminalizing cannabis and hemp globally will prove to be a giant leap forward for worldwide cannabis legalization.”

WEED Hong Kong Ltd. Director Nicole Breen agrees, “The pandemic has affected all of us on a worldwide basis. Healing our planet with natural therapies, treatments and eventual “cures” utilizing natures’ own Cannabaceae plant with its many properties, both with high tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) compounds, I believe will change the force of medicine forever in the years to come. We look forward to an exciting year end and a Prosperous 2022.

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Any Investors should note that there are significant legal restrictions and regulations that govern the cannabis industry in the United States. While legal in certain states, cannabis remains a Schedule I drug under the U.S. Controlled Substances Act, making it illegal under federal law in the United States to, among other things, cultivate, distribute, or possess cannabis.

That all Financial transactions involving proceeds generated by, or intended to promote, cannabis-related business activities in the United States may form the basis for prosecution under applicable U.S. federal money laundering legislation. That Investors should carefully read the risk factors and disclosures contained in our offering circular before making any decision to invest in our company.

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“BMW Opera for All” in Melbourne in February 2023. BMW announces partnership with Opera Australia to bring global initiative to Australia for the first time.

– Partnership to support local arts and culture scene and bring joy to

– Free entry open-air concert to be held in Federation Square on 4th February featuring the most popular arias in opera

– Concert to include 16 musicians from Orchestra Victoria

Munich/Melbourne – WEBWIRE

BMW has further expanded its global footprint in the world of opera with today’s announcement of its multi-year partnership with Opera Australia, the country’s largest performing arts organisation, to bring “BMW Opera for All” to Australia for the first time.

“BMW Opera for All” is a global event in cooperation with local orchestras and opera houses to present world class cultural experiences to the public for free. Annual events take place in Munich, and in addition, events have taken place in Berlin, and London.

The Australian premiere of this global initiative will include a one-hour open-air concert that will take place on the 4th February 2023 at the Federation Square in Melbourne and include the most popular arias in opera.  The performance will feature four of Australia’s finest opera singers accompanied by 16 musicians from Orchestra Victoria.

Commenting on the partnership, Wolfgang Buechel, CEO of BMW Group Australia, said: “BMW believes that art and culture are an integral part of our social sustainability, and it is therefore with utmost joy that BMW Australia is partnering with Opera Australia to bring our global ‘BMW Opera for All’ event to Australia. 

Mr. Buechel added that Melbourne was selected as the first Australian city because it has a rich art, theatre, and music scene and that the arts and culture scene usually enjoyed by so many was significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  “This free-entry event enables BMW to support the industry while also bringing much needed joy to everyone who attends from near and far.  

“Together with Opera Australia, we have selected Federation Square as the venue because it’s an iconic destination renowned for its world-class art and culture engagements”, Mr. Buechel said.  Furthermore, it is in the heart of the city with a large outdoor area that can accommodate 8,000 people.  We look forward to hosting one of the biggest free outdoor opera events in Australia in 2023 and welcoming audiences of all ages,” Buechel added.

Opera Australia CEO Fiona Allan is delighted to welcome BMW as a Platinum Partner to bring the global “BMW Opera for All” concert series to Australia for the first time.

“It is appropriate that Melbourne joins the ranks of other international cities to host this ‘BMW Opera for All’ concert, and what better location than Federation Square? This is a wonderful gift to Melbourne, and demonstrates BMW’s sincere commitment to enhancing the cultural life of the cities they operate in.  We are looking forward to seeing families and friends gathering again in the CBD for what promises be a wonderful celebration of great opera,” said Ms Allan.

Bonhams’ Australia Jewels to Present Collection of Joan Crebbin

Australia – WEBWIRE

Australia Jewels

9 Aug 2022



Circa 1964 

Bonhams is delighted to offer to market the jewellery collection of the late Joan Crebbin, who with husband Dick Crebbin, amassed an elegant and innovative collection including pieces by some of Britain’s most celebrated and sought-after jewellers.

Dick Crebbin, who died in 1989, was a founding director of Marrickville Holdings, which produced brands including Miracle Margarine and ETA Peanut Butter. He was also an art administrator, appointed chairman of the interim council of the Australian National Gallery in 1974, under the Whitlam Government, and becoming the first chairman of the permanent council under the Fraser Government.

Joan Crebbin died two years ago, aged 94, and Bonhams is offering 64 lots of her jewellery, representing most of her collection. The Crebbins were celebrated for their love of art and design, and lived in a Walter Burley Griffin-designed home in the Sydney harbour-side suburb of Castlecrag.

Fiona Frith, Senior Specialist, comments, ’Joan Crebbin’s collecting started in the 1950s so some pieces are quite formal. In the 1960s, Joan moves into the avant garde, with pieces by Andrew Grima, Rod Edwards, and Gerald Benney. It’s such a treat to see one person’s collection and evolution in taste.’

The collection features some wonderfully crafted pieces by leading international jewellers, including a gold cuff bracelet from circa 1964 by the Yorkshire-born Gerald Benney, one of the most outstanding gold and silversmiths of the 20th century. So highly regarded, at one point in his career Benney held no less than four Royal Warrants, producing exceptional pieces for members of the Royal Family including Queen Elizabeth II and the late Queen Mother.

There are also pieces by Englishman Roy King, whose clients included musicians The Beatles and Tom Jones, as well as Australian Rod Edwards. Although synonymous with British jewellery, Edwards was born in Australia and studied sculpture and design Sydney. He moved to England in 1954 and became a jewellery apprentice. By the 1960s, he was recognised as a unique voice, exhibiting at Goldsmith’s Hall in London.

Later in life, Joan Crebbin’s collecting shifted away from the diamond and sapphire encrusted bracelets of her youth. She acquired many pieces from celebrated Danish silversmith Georg Jensen, and 24 lots are featured in this sale.

Japan – NEC Australia to Participate in the Open RAN Pilot Workgroup to Transform Regional Mobile Coverage

NEC Australia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation and a leading Australian ICT solutions and services firm, was selected to participate in Phase One of the Department of Regional New South Wales (DRNSW) Mobile Coverage Project (MCP) Active Sharing Partnership leveraging Open RAN technologies.

The NSW Government’s Active Sharing Partnership aims to improve mobile coverage where people live and work in rural and regional NSW. The key objectives of the Partnership are to establish fit-for-purpose commercial and delivery model solutions for active sharing, investigate the application of different technical and deployment scenarios, and deliver improved mobile coverage in regional NSW using active sharing solutions.

The NSW Government has committed $300 million AUD from the Regional Digital Connectivity program for the Mobile Coverage Project to be delivered across multiple stages. The Stage 1 – Mobile Coverage Project will invest $50 million AUD towards the Active Sharing Partnership’s delivery. The Active Sharing Partnership is being delivered in two phases – Phase One (design) and Phase Two (delivery).

Eight companies were selected following an RFP that closed in January this year for Phase One of the Active Sharing Partnership. In addition to Open RAN, other active sharing models are being trialed as part of Phase One, including MOCN (Multi-Operator Core Network), MORAN (Multi-Operator Radio Access Network), and Roaming. Under Phase One of the Active Sharing Partnership program, NEC and other key industry players, including MNOs, will collaborate to identify and design Open RAN-based active sharing solutions that could be implemented in Phase Two to address mobile blackspots across regional NSW.

Successful participants from Phase One of the program may be invited to submit funding requests to implement active sharing solutions in Phase Two, expected to commence later in 2022. Results from the initial $50 million AUD investment will inform a broader rollout underpinned by the remaining $250 million AUD committed to the program by the NSW Government. Open RAN enables the disaggregation and integration of the RAN components based on open specifications, allowing flexibility to combine best-of-breed components from a diversified supply chain and reduce mobile infrastructure costs.

“NEC is uniquely positioned as a leading network product and solution provider with extensive expertise and insightful understanding of Open RAN technology’s benefits. Capitalizing on our global experiences with operators as well as government-led initiatives such as NeutrORAN in the UK, NEC is pleased to be part of the Active Sharing Partnership initiative as DRNSW closes the digital divide for regional communities,” said Krisztian Som, Head of 5G Sales, Asia Pacific at NEC.

“Network Sharing makes perfect sense as it reduces the need to build additional mobile towers across regional NSW. Regional communities deserve reliable and affordable mobile services. We are committed to trialing innovative approaches to achieve the long-term solutions our rural and regional communities deserve,” said Paul Toole, Deputy Premier of NSW.

About NEC Australia

NEC Australia is a leading technology company, delivering a complete portfolio of ICT solutions and services to large enterprise, small business and government organizations. We deliver innovative solutions to help customers gain greater business value from their technology investments.

NEC Australia specializes in information and communications technology solutions and services in multi-vendor environments. Solutions and services include: IT applications and solutions development, unified communications, complex communications solutions, network solutions, display solutions, biometrics, research and development services, systems integration and professional, technical and managed services. For more information, visit NEC Australia at au.nec.com

About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation has established itself as a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies while promoting the brand statement of “Orchestrating a brighter world.” NEC enables businesses and communities to adapt to rapid changes taking place in both society and the market as it provides for the social values of safety, security, fairness and efficiency to promote a more sustainable world where everyone has the chance to reach their full potential. For more information, visit NEC at https://www.nec.com.

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Virgin Australia selects Sabre’s Revenue Optimizer to modernize its retailing strategy amid dynamic market conditions

The Australian carrier will be using Sabre Revenue Optimizer to support decision-making with real-time data analytics as Australia welcomes back international travelers


Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), a leading software and technology provider that powers the global travel industry, today announced that Virgin Australia is migrating to Sabre’s Revenue Optimizer solution to enable optimal pricing decisions and drive total revenue optimization to respond dynamically to today’s fluid travel environment.  

While previously, airline pricing and availability planning has typically relied on historical data, the pandemic has resulted in unprecedented changes to the global travel marketplace, making past patterns much less reliable. Sabre Revenue Optimizer will enable Virgin Australia to take a 360-approach to forecasting, analyzing and optimizing revenue streams by providing real-time visibility into the total revenue of every flight, market and departure date.   

Currently, the Brisbane-headquartered carrier is using a number of different systems in its revenue optimization strategy. The airline will be moving to Sabre Revenue Optimizer to drive its technological transformation and break down data silos to enable it to leverage intelligent decision support to recommend availability, customer choice-based demand forecasting and competitive intelligence. 

“We’re delighted to be advancing our technology with Sabre at this key time for travel industry recovery in Australia and beyond,” said Virgin Australia Group Chief Commercial Officer, Dave Emerson. “As we continue to ramp up our operations following the easing of Australian domestic and international travel restrictions, it’s more important than ever that we can understand evolving booking behaviors across our network with customer-centric, real-time data analytics that give us the power to make sophisticated decisions, so we are able to seize recovery opportunities.” 

Virgin Australia is the largest airline by fleet size to use the Virgin brand and has a strong domestic Australian network as well as its own short haul international services to Fiji, with more international services planned across the year. Virgin Australia Group has also expanded its international network through partnerships with leading global airlines, building an enviable international network in the process.  

“As soon as borders opened in Australia, our Sabre booking data showed an immediate surge in bookings as people, unable to travel for the past two years, immediately started to make plans. So, we’re thrilled to announce this new agreement with Virgin Australia at this important milestone in industry recovery,” said Rakesh Narayanan, Vice President, Regional General Manager, Travel Solutions Airline Sales, Sabre. “As a scalable Cloud-native solution, our Revenue Optimizer will help to seamlessly support the future of dynamic pricing for Virgin Australia to capture opportunities as we move ahead with further industry recovery.”

About Sabre Corporation    

Sabre Corporation is a leading software and technology company that powers the global travel industry, serving a wide range of travel companies including airlines, hoteliers, travel agencies and other suppliers. The company provides retailing, distribution and fulfilment solutions that help its customers operate more efficiently, drive revenue and offer personalized traveler experiences. Through its leading travel marketplace, Sabre connects travel suppliers with buyers from around the globe. Sabre’s technology platform manages more than $260B worth of global travel spend annually. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre serves customers in more than 160 countries around the world. For more information visit www.sabre.com.    

About Virgin Australia: 

Virgin Australia Group is a major Australian airline headquartered in Brisbane, Australia. The company operates scheduled domestic and short-haul international flights, charter and cargo services, and the award-winning loyalty program Velocity Frequent Flyer. The Group has been a competitor in the Australian aviation landscape for more than 20 years. We’re a winning team and we attract the best: challengers, innovators, and seriously fun individuals with big hearts. At Virgin Australia Group, we pride ourselves on recruiting the right people to join our team and help us rise to the challenges ahead. No matter our role – we are united by our ambition to be the most loved airline in Australia, and always go one step further for our customers, colleagues, and our wider community.  For more information visit www.virginaustralia.com.