2018-11-19: What does Brexit mean for Australia? Australia was name-checked in the Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday as a country offering the prospect of a quick free trade agreement.
Britain needs Australia in a way that it hasn't since World War II. It would be best at this delicate moment to stop recklessly encouraging the British government from the sidelines: no more talk of one-page free trade agreements.
Australia must continue with its (slow) progress on the Australia-EU free trade agreement negotiations begun in June. The EU has remained remarkably unified during the Brexit negotiations despite tensions of its own. The EU is coming out of its own crises of the past decade. Now it's Britain's turn to teeter on the brink of disintegration.
2018/10/23: The Digital Transformation Agency appears less than impressed with blockchain’s current capabilities after it was given $700,000 in budget funding to investigate the technology.
After its initial research, the federal government’s digital office has found that blockchain is at the “top of a hype cycle” and is currently less effective than other existing technologies in delivering government services.
It would be fair to say that a lot of the big vendors are pushing blockchain very hard and internationally most of the hype around blockchain is coming from vendors and companies, not from governments and users and deliverers of services.
2018/09/13: The new Higher School Certificate (HSC) physics syllabus for NSW will contain no mention of the contributions of female physicists to the field. Not teaching students about their contributions to the field denies young women role models, and denies all students important knowledge about physics.
An education system which simultaneously claims to praise women in STEM, yet erases them from a physics syllabus cannot be seen as thorough. This needs to be fixed before long lasting damage is done to Australia’s next generation of scientists.
We'd noted that there's a big copyright review going on down in Australia, with the current suggestion being to recognize fair use in Australia. This would be a huge step forward because, as has been widely recognized in the US, fair use is...
The insatiable demand of the global building boom has unleashed an illegal market in sand. Gangs are now stealing pristine beaches to order and paradise islands are being dredged and sold to the construction industry. Neil Tweedie investigates a hidden disaster
Aurecon will be the first company in Australia to use a visual employment contract, creating a succinct and meaningful visual contract that uses illustrations to complement the text.
South Australia's big gamble on grid-scale battery storage may pay for itself in just a year if it continues to prevent massive price spikes
By: Executive Director, Fair World Project
We have the technology to make oil from algae, rather than digging up crude oil from organisms that lived billions of years ago. But bringing it to market will take a force of economic and political will.
The long-awaited papal encyclical on the environment could have a significant influence on conservative politics around the world.
About 20% of the Australian population speaks a language other than English. However there is little connection between the languages taught in schools, and the languages spoken in homes.
If we're going to limit global warming to less than 2C, Australia will need to keep more than 90% of its coal reserves in the ground.
Australia needs new "philosophical underpinnings" for the major spending areas of health, education and retirement income, Business Council of Australia President Catherine Livingstone has said.
A security flaw in New South Wales' Internet voting system may have left as many as 66,000 votes vulnerable to interception and manipulation in a recent election, according to security researchers. Despite repeated assurances from the Electoral Commission that all Internet votes are "fully...
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The aftermath of the 1934 Kalgoorlie riots, with their death toll of an "Aussie" and a "Slav", the mass destruction of the homes of the Dings at Dingbat Flat and the rising horror in the town at how the
Please note: the author of this article is Australian, and much of the information in the following article applies specifically to that area of the world.
The typical insider trader is male, aged between 30 and 49, and holds a company director position, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Melbourne. The study analysed all insider
Countries from Australia to Tanzania have scrambled to start exporting liquefied natural gas. Who's going to buy it all?
Canberra d224 il via libera a una sorta di shopping incondizionato da parte di Pechino. I cinesi sempre più interessati all'acquisto di terreni...