AUSTRALIA READY TO DISRUPT GLOBAL CARBON FIBRE MANUFACTURING

AUSTRALIA READY TO DISRUPT GLOBAL CARBON FIBRE MANUFACTURING

AUSTRALIA for the first time has the capacity to produce carbon fibre from scratch and at scale, following the launch of a wet spinning line at Deakin University's Waurn Ponds campus, outside of Geelong.

The university worked alongside the CSIRO and an Italian manufacturer to develop the machine, which was considered the "missing lin...

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RISE OF THE MACHINES HAS WORKERS SWEATING

RISE OF THE MACHINES HAS WORKERS SWEATING

UP TO 3.8 million Australian workers are fearful their job may soon be terminated by a robot, a new survey has shown.

Airtasker's 2017 Future of Work study revealed that around 16 per cent of Australians believe their current role will be made redundant by a machine within the next five years, with 71 per cent of the population believing ...

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ALIBABA'S AUSTRALIAN 'GOLD MINE'

ALIBABA'S AUSTRALIAN 'GOLD MINE'

CHINA-based ecommerce giant Alibaba has launched its Australian and New Zealand headquarters in Melbourne.

The online marketplace, similar to eBay but esteemed as Amazon, takes in more than 12.7 billion orders a year from 430 million users.

Jack Ma, Alibaba group founder and executive chairman, was in Melbourne at the weekend to launch the...

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WHY BRISBANE IS COMING OF AGE AS A TECH HUB

WHY BRISBANE IS COMING OF AGE AS A TECH HUB

SIAN Havard has hired hundreds of people for some of the biggest tech companies in the world, including Facebook, Google, Expedia, and Unruly, and now she has returned to her hometown of Brisbane to launch consultancy the Milkshake Group.

So why would a top-level HR professional with global experience in these superstar companies return ...

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FOUR WAYS YOU SHOULD PROTECT YOUR IT SYSTEMS FROM EXTREME WEATHER

FOUR WAYS YOU SHOULD PROTECT YOUR IT SYSTEMS FROM EXTREME WEATHER

SHANNON Overs, co-founder of onPlatinum ICT, sees it too often, perhaps half a dozen times per year businesses that do not have adequate protection from extreme weather events.

The lightning storms and heat of summer, and once-in-a-100-year disasters such as the Brisbane Floods of January 2011, can disrupt communications and destroy esse...

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