After decades of under-investment, the number of households on the social-housing waiting list in Victoria had ballooned to 48,529 as of September 30, the equivalent of more than 100,000 people.
Daniel Ziffer A coalition of anti-poverty groups, unions, construction industry bodies and the multibillion-dollar heft of the industry super sector have come together to try to fix Australia’s biggest housing problem: Social housing. Owned and run by governments or not-for-profit agencies, social housing puts a roof over the heads of […]
Matt Johnson Property and personal finance reporter @matte_johnson Australia risks yearly economic losses on par with the pandemic by 2050 unless the country ramps up its fight on the “existential threat of climate change”. Not only would the cost of inaction devastate Australia’s bottom line, but a new report has […]
From this and historical data, the AI calculates a health score for the clamp. The AI also calculated feature relevance—i.e., how much influence each sensor signal had on any anomalous event. The relevance was then used to classify the probable cause of the anomaly.
New insights on how agility and curiosity are helping organizations weather the storm of 2020 2020 has marked the greatest period of uncertainty and economic volatility our generation has ever faced Yet some organizations have quickly adapted to the shifting forces that have short circuited the economy, and are surviving—even […]
HOW DO WE COMPARE INTERNATIONALLY, AND DOES THAT NEED TO CHANGE? Recently-released figures show no improvement in Australian purchases of industrial robots, and other nations seem to be upping their investment as they adapt to the pandemic. Brent Balinski looks at some recent trends in this part of our Robotics adoption […]
EXCLUSIVE Cait Kelly – The NewDaily A recruitment company set up at the start of the pandemic to find Australians work on farms has found it ‘impossible’ to get locals jobs, despite the industry crying out for boots on the ground. One of the founders of AgriAus, who spoke to The […]
Our democracy depends on diverse sources of reliable, accurate and independent news. But media ownership is becoming more concentrated alongside new business models that encourage deliberately polarising and politically manipulated news.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is already all around us. Online devices have become essential in industries from manufacturing and healthcare to agriculture and environmental management, not to mention our own homes. Digital consulting firm Ovum estimates that by 2022 Australian homes will host more than 47 million IoT devices, and the value of […]
Josh Butler Political Editor The government’s signature jobs policy is “perplexing”, “lacking in detail” and prone to rorting, Australia’s peak small business group has said. Employers and union groups told a Senate inquiry on Monday that the JobMaker hiring subsidy was flawed and inadequate, with a “lack of clarity” over […]
The farmworkers’ union has come out swinging, claiming growers’ preference is to employ cheap, easily exploitable foreign workers over locals, a practice the union says will continue if the industry is not “cleaned up”.
As income inequality and economic upheaval take center stage, is a guaranteed minimum income worth considering? Results from a two-year experiment in Finland offer clues By Tera Allas, Jukka Maksimainen, James Manyika, and Navjot Singh Readers who are familiar with the inequality debate or the fears that robots will take all of our jobs will almost certainly […]
The Liberals are good economic managers in the same way that the company using child workers in a third world country can argue how much they’re doing for the local economy in that country and how they’ve helped so many avoid homelessness by letting them sleep on the factory floor after they’ve finished their 18 hour shift.
I think sometimes the word ‘safety’ get’s so abused and overstated that it becomes the ‘killjoy’ word. Unless of course you are a ‘zero harm advisor’ and you have totally killed off the word, rendering it useless.
Overcoming challenges in risk assessments is the first step toward safe machine operation Marie McBurnett This article appears in two categories – Business and Leadership. Providing safe working conditions is a major element in developing good management and leadership Aleksandar Adzic There are many different methods for risk assessment, and […]