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The jobs of 140 staff employed at Cooma-based retailer Birdsnest are secure following the Australian government’s announcement that it will provide a wage subsidy to businesses that have lost at least 30 per cent of the revenue during the COVID-19 crisis.  113,000 businesses have already registered their interest in the

   Businesses with experience of cloud computing are coping much better than those without, as the massive shift of knowledge workers from office environments to home working rolls out at unprecedented scale and speed. In a new APAC leader technology video panel produced by Which-50 and Boardroom Media this

In polite and apologetic tones, Australian businesses are pleading with their customers to be patient.   Optus is calmly letting web site visitors know it’s committed to keeping you connected, even though its Customer Care Team’s ability to respond is currently impacted. Covid-19 restrictions mean Telstra’s contact centres are operating with

The rollout of Australia’s new Consumer Data Right (CDR) has been delayed several times already. And there are now growing concerns that COVID-19 could push the launch date back even further as workers are forced to adapt to remote working and business uncertainty. But the latest update from the ACCC,

Regional Australia Bank is the first Accredited Data Recipient of Australia’s Consumer Data Right (CDR), as open banking trials continue to progress towards the scheduled July launch. The ACCC, which is overseeing the testing, announced on Friday all participants have entered industry testing which began in September 2019. So far

We’ve all seen the pictures: the giant island of rubbish in the ocean, marine animals with plastic around their necks and streetways blanketed in single-use bags, showing the villainous role plastic has on the world’s habitats.   Hoping to shed this “enemy number one” title, the plastics industry is making strides

Last year a handful of Australian neobanks launched within a few months of each other, taking advantage of regulatory changes from APRA that made acquiring a banking licence more accessible. So far the banks have passed significant milestones; 86 400 is offering home loans and an energy comparison service, and

Australia’s online retailers have established a COVID-19 war room hosted in Slack to share plans and ideas to keep staff safe and businesses operational during the rapidly evolving coronavirus outbreak. Established late last week by Kate Morris, the founder and CEO of Adore Beauty, the channel now has 114 members.

Children in Australia are being pervasively tracked when they go online without proper regard for their privacy or the risks of collecting their data, according to technology and privacy experts. Driven by a multibillion-dollar children’s advertising market, private companies are harvesting personal information to build psychographic profiles and data sets

The Australian Information Commissioner has commenced legal proceedings against Facebook, alleging it failed to protect more than 300,000 Australian users’ data that was collected by the app at the heart of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The digital quiz app, This is Your Digital Life, collected the personal information of Australian