A 4-day week might not work in health care. But adapting this model could reduce burnout among staff
The pandemic saw a mass exodus of health-care workers. Could a 4-day week be a retention strategy for burnt out staff
Building the Knowledge Translation Toolkit
The case for building knowledge translation into business and commerce doctoral training.
Hackers at the Harbour
Unveiling the Ripple Effect of the DP World Hack and Anticipating Readiness for Mitigation
Australia’s new Cyber Security Strategy
In January 2013, Prime Minister Julia Gillard released Australia's first National Security Strategy, Strong and Secure: Ten years on, Australia’s Cyber Minister Claire O’Neil releases today Australia’s new 2023 – 2030 National Cyber Security Strategy.
DP World Australia Hack and the Future of Infrastructure Security
DP World Australia, a Dubai-based ports operator, announced on 10 November a major cyber incident, shutting down container terminals in Port Botany, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Fremantle.
myTax is fast and free – so why do 2 in 3 Australians still pay to lodge a tax return?
Ten years ago, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) created the “myTax” portal, an easy way to lodge your tax return online. There was an “e-Tax” filing option before the 2015-16 tax year, but this was quite complicated and barely better than filling out a form online.
Empowering Social Entrepreneurship and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in Vietnam through Business Talk Events
In the ever-evolving realm of higher education, institutions assume a pivotal role in disseminating the significance and relevance of social entrepreneurship and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) among the younger generations. Engaging in the development of comprehensive curricula is just one facet; however, universities can also leverage the power of business talk events as a potent platform for fostering awareness about the vital importance of UN SDGs and social entrepreneurship.
Recruiting for the modern military: new research examines why people choose to serve and who makes the ideal soldier
The recent investigations into alleged war crimes committed by Australian and UK special forces in Afghanistan have raised urgent questions about the conduct of people serving in the military.
How Business Can Harness Digital Technologies for Greater Social Impact
In today's world, businesses are increasingly recognizing the need to enhance their social impact, instead of leaving this role to government, humanitarian organizations, and social enterprises. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) sees private enterprises as key protagonists in achieving sustainable and equitable development.
A tax expert’s tips on claiming crypto losses on tax, and how to work out capital gains
So, you’ve bought crypto. You’re not alone. Though the statistics are inexact, some surveys suggest as many as 21% of Australian adults now own crypto assets (and that a further 8% have owned them in the past).
Is the Barbie movie a bold step to reinvent and fix past wrongs or a clever ploy to tap a new market?
After a months-long marketing blitz, the much-hyped Barbie movie is released this week. From a Malibu Barbie dreamhouse listed on AirBnB, an AI tool that transforms selfies into Barbie movie posters and multiple Barbie-themed brand collaborations ranging from nail polish to roller skates, Barbie is everywhere.
Unleashing the Power of social media in Supply Chain Management: Embracing a World of Possibilities
In the dynamic landscape of supply chain management, social media is emerging as a catalyst for transformative change. As professionals in the field, we have the privilege of witnessing how social media platforms revolutionize our operations. Join us on this exploration as we delve into the numerous benefits and opportunities that social media brings to the forefront.
Four characteristics of leaders that are successful in building a resilient workforce
The global Covid-19 pandemic is catastrophically disruptive for business and workplaces. Yet the silver lining has been the emergence of organizational structures, management systems and leadership roles that can survive and thrive in crisis. What have we learnt from leaders who successfully steered their organisations through the pandemic? In this article, we reveal four essential qualities of leaders to help develop resilient and sustainable workplaces, to get through the ups and downs this pandemic brings.
Policy objectives and their unintended consequences: why a placed-based approach is needed
In 2021-2022 various lockdown and mobility restrictions were imposed across the world. Within Australia, restrictions differed by state/territory with some even being imposed on specific LGAs. This has gifted policy analysts with a quasi-natural experiment. Amongst other things, it enables the ability to explore, in hindsight, unforeseen effects of government policy across various dimensions ranging from economic to mental health, as well as the ‘places’ in which we live.
Has CBD pedestrian activity in Melbourne recovered since Covid-19?
Researchers at RMIT and UTAS are exploring pedestrian counts in the City of Melbourne to assess Covid-19 activity recovery in their recent working paper titled “Mapping local economic recovery paths using pedestrian counts. A City of Melbourne Case Study”*. Like many cities around the world, the City of Melbourne has sensors located throughout the CBD which count, in real-time, the volume of pedestrians.
Generative AI is a tool for productivity
If we want to get the productivity gains from AI then we are going to have to teach each other how to use it. At the Blockchain Innovation Hub, our basic thesis is that this technology is bottom up adopted technology. It is not being introduced from the top of an organisation. It is being adopted by us as practitioners, who have specific tasks and we need the technology to make us more productive.
Complying with OPCAT in social care settings
Australia has still to fully implement the international undertaking given more than five years ago when it ratified the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT). Ratification obliges countries, among other things, to establish one or more ‘National Preventive Mechanisms’ to organise the monitoring of places of detention. What is a 'place of detention'? Does it extend to social care settings such as locked dementia wards, or places where people in disability settings are subject to restrictive practices that amount to deprivations of liberty?
Beware the Tricks: How Real Estate Agents Exploit Buyers' Cognitive Biases
Buying or selling a property is usually the most significant financial decision of one's lifetime. However, many buyers lack experience with auctions, bidding, and negotiation, putting them at a disadvantage against sellers who have experienced agents working with them. Also, due to lack of experience, buyers are vulnerable to various psychological biases that could negatively affect their decision-making process.
Haste is waste! Is Google’s fear of missing out (FoMO) hurting the holistic development of AI?
In February 2023, Google announced its conversational AI chat service named Bard, which resembles ChatGPT, within three months of ChatGPT's launch in November 2022. Bard has not been released to the public yet, as it is currently being tested with trusted partners. This announcement was made by Google's CEO Sundar Pichai (Roth, 2023).
Embracing ChatGPT for Education
OpenAI's latest innovation, ChatGPT, is causing concern in the academic community due to its capability of preparing assignments, acing exams, and tackling intricate issues. Since its release in November 2022, reports have surfaced of students exploiting ChatGPT to fulfill their academic tasks. Early studies on ChatGPT highlight its aptitude for passing rigorous exams, such as the US Medical Licensing Exam.