Data privacy
Data

A review of Australia’s privacy act has recommended letting people sue for serious breaches

- February 17, 2023 3 MIN READ

The landmark three-year review of Australia’s Privacy Act has recommended significant new rights be handed to individuals, including to sue over privacy breaches, have their data erased and to opt out of targeted marketing. A widespread review of the Privacy Act was launched in 2020 by the former Coalition government on the back of a… Read more »

Gender Pay gap
Workplace

Australian companies must make their gender pay gap data public under new laws

- February 10, 2023 3 MIN READ

Australian businesses are on notice. The gender pay gap within large Australian companies will be made public under legislation introduced this week by the federal government. The Workplace Gender Equality Amendment (Closing the Gender Pay Gap) Bill 2023 was introduced to the Senate by Minister for Women Katy Gallagher on Wednesday afternoon. Under the legislation,… Read more »

Employment, interview, job
Workplace

IT project management has a major talent problem

- January 9, 2023 3 MIN READ

The widespread talent shortage is hitting Australian IT project managers hard, with nearly three-quarters experiencing staff shortages, according to a new report. The Australian Institute of Project Management’s State of Project Management in Australia included a survey of more than 300 diverse Australian project professionals in July and August last year. Just under a quarter of… Read more »

Gaming, gamer
Other tech

Australia’s gaming sector just had a cracking year, adding nearly 800 jobs

- December 22, 2022 3 MIN READ

The Australian game development sector is enjoying rapid growth on the back of unprecedented government support, with almost 800 new jobs created in the last year alone. The Interactive Games and Entertainment Association (IGEA) released its sixth annual Australian Game Development Survey this week, revealing that the sector has more than doubled in size over the last… Read more »

Ed Husic
Other tech

Husic gets cracking on the government’s new $15 billion ‘reconstruction’ fund for renewables, fintech, AI, robotics and quantum

- December 1, 2022 3 MIN READ

The federal government has begun the formation of its flagship $15 billion manufacturing fund, with legislation introduced to Parliament and discussions with industry to kick off next week. The National Reconstruction Fund, a key election pledge from Labor, will provide funding to tech areas including medical science, renewables and low-emission technologies, and critical technologies such… Read more »

ASX
ASX

RBA and ASIC rip into the ASX after dumping its $250 million blockchain experiment

- November 22, 2022 3 MIN READ

The Australian Stock Exchange has pulled the pin on its much-vaunted blockchain project after seven years of work and at a loss of about $250 million. The ASX has been working with tech firm Digital Asset (DA) to develop a replacement for its Clearing House Electronic Subregister System (CHESS) based on distributed ledger technology since the… Read more »

Mark Zuckerberg
Global tech

America’s pioneering tech giants are shedding 25,000+ jobs as Chinese rival TikTok looks to double in size

- November 17, 2022 3 MIN READ

More than 25,000 jobs are set to be cut at three of the biggest tech companies in the world, as rapid growth during the pandemic slows and broader economic headwinds pick up speed. Reports emerged this week that Amazon is planning to lay off about 10,000 people, on the back of Facebook parent company Meta’s… Read more »

Uber, crash
Cyber security

A teenager is reportedly behind Uber’s latest cybersecurity breach, gaining ‘full access’

- September 20, 2022 3 MIN READ

Uber has experienced a significant cyber breach, with an 18-year-old reportedly gaining access to the tech giant’s internal systems and databases after tricking an employee. Uber on Friday confirmed it was investigating a “cyber security incident”, and that it had taken a number of its internal communications and engineering systems offline while this was taking… Read more »

Other tech

The Asia-Pacific market for Internet of Things devices is set to quadruple to $436 billion in just five years

- April 27, 2021 3 MIN READ

Internet of Things devices will soon be used to power and better manage cities’ transportation, power grids and security, with the rise of smart cities to drive unprecedented demand in connected devices. According to a new report by Frost & Sullivan on the growth of the IoT market, spending on smart cities around the world… Read more »