Mark Zuckerberg
Social Media

‘Blood on their hands’: US politicians rip into social media bosses over child sexual abuse concerns

- February 1, 2024 3 MIN READ

Social media firms are offering “a product that’s killing people” and their CEOs have “blood on their hands” for failing to protect children from online predators, a US senator has told five tech executives during vitriolic hearings in which Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg was forced to apologise to angry families of victims of online child grooming.… Read more »

Victor Dominello
Politics

Victor Dominello, the driving force behind the NSW government’s Digital ID project, on the lessons from data hacks and the way forward for online privacy

- March 14, 2023 2 MIN READ

Victor Dominello won’t be NSW government minister cutting the ribbon on the fruits of several years of hard work building the Digital ID app. The member for Ryde retires from politics after 15 years when NSW voters go to the polls on March 25. But for the past several years he’s been driving digital innovation… Read more »

Victor Dominello
Politics

How NSW is building the nation’s digital spine

- March 3, 2023 8 MIN READ

Australia needs to grow a backbone. In the information age, this spine must be digital. It must empower the individual with more control and protections over their privacy and security. This spine by nature must be customer centric. However because Australia is a federation – the spine doesn’t look like a single column. Its appearance… Read more »

NSW Treasurer Matt Kean
Climate Tech

NSW puts $64 million into two green hydrogen hubs amid $1.5 billion in incentives now on the table

- March 3, 2023 2 MIN READ

The NSW government is investing $64 million into the state’s the first two green hydrogen hub projects, in the Illawarra and Moree, as it also opens up applications for $1.5 billion in concessions for large-scale green hydrogen producers. The initial recipients are the BOC Illawarra Hydrogen Technology Hub and Sundown’s Keytah cotton farm near Moree.… Read more »

Other tech

The NSW government is hoping tech will solve one of Sydney’s biggest nightmares – trying to decipher the parking rules

- October 31, 2022 < 1 MIN READ

Trying to figure out how to park legally on Sydney streets is a nightmare for many motorists, with multiple signs requiring MENSA membership to decipher. So the NSW government is going digital with parking signs in the hope it will clear up the confusion. The Smart Signage trial will begin in Sydney’s CBD next month… Read more »

Advice

Sydney opinion polling startup Metapoll aims to be the most accurate predictor of the federal election

- February 25, 2016 4 MIN READ

Over the course of the 18 months I worked at Newspoll, the market research organisation behind The Australian newspaper’s fortnightly political opinion poll, I saw three different Prime Ministers in office, with those very opinion polls I was helping to conduct leading to the demise of two of them. But while opinion polls have developed an extraordinary power in Australian politics, their accuracy is questionable.