Carbon emissions continues to be a key theme of climate change policy debate and businesses have started placing greater emphasis on achieving carbon neutrality. However, to be truly environmentally responsible, SME businesses would be wise to shift their focus beyond carbon emissions. It is not only important for SMEs to be sustainable to protect the […]
A new law is to be introduced requiring the reporting of ransomware incidents as the Australian Government makes clear it does not condone conceding to the demands of cyber criminals. A Ransomware Action Plan, published today, outlines the powers Australia will use to combat ransomware after the nation experienced a 15% rise in attacks reported […]
Solar start-up engineer Vince Allen knew he and his team had made something special in their laboratories. In the solar world, efficiency is a big deal. “The fundamental driving factors behind solar adoption come down to efficiency and cost,” Mr Allen said. “Being able to fabricate the most efficient commercial-sized solar cell is an achievement […]
New research from QBE Insurance has revealed the risk of water-related damage incidents is high even as many are working from home because of COVID-19 lockdowns, reinforcing the need to conduct regular maintenance and checks. QBE says its survey in June of more than 1000 respondents found about 77% of those who experienced water damage […]
Travel insurance providers have adapted to the “new normal,” with some policies covering risks resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. However, with many policyholders remaining confused about the product, especially during the recent lockdowns, a travel expert has offered tips on what to consider when travelling amid the pandemic.Jodi Bird, a travel expert at Choice, claimed […]
World’s largest 3D-printed deck fitting declared shipshape A 1.5-tonne part manufactured in Adelaide has been certified, making it the world’s largest approved 3D-printed shipboard fitting and opening the door to a potential flood of new work. The deck-mounted Panama Chock was manufactured in Adelaide’s northern suburbs by AML3D for Singapore company Keppel Offshore & Marine […]
2020 was a year of change and challenges. Its global impact was something that we have never seen and experienced before. Our daily lives and the way we undertake business has changed. Hybrid work settings have been present even before the global pandemic. The “work from home” setup has slowly been carried out by people […]
A cybercrime is now reported every eight minutes in Australia with criminals and spies taking advantage of large numbers of people working from home during COVID-19 lockdowns. Key points:Cyber security incidents soared by 13 per cent in Australia during the past financial year, according to the official report The Australian Cyber Security Centre says criminals […]
With rolling lockdowns continuing to plague Australian businesses, many are coming to terms with the fact that the way staff undertake their duties has changed forever. Clearly, work is no longer a location but is now an activity that can be completed anywhere and at any time. This shift is changing the shape and nature […]
Grass and crop growth in south-east Queensland and northern NSW, along with plentiful grass and dry soil in the north of WA, are creating above normal fire potential conditions in those areas as Australia heads into spring. Elsewhere in the ACT, most of NSW and Victoria, the spring potential for fire is below normal as […]
Australian technology start-up creates world’s most efficient solar cell while replacing silver with copper
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