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21 Sep 2017

The electricity system in Australia is undergoing a major transformation due to technological change, changing consumer preferences, rising domestic gas prices, as well as a shift away from fossil fuels like coal and gas.

Energy storage such as battery storage, pumped hydro and solar...

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Research report

21 Sep 2017

Australia has many potential sites for pumped hydro energy storage (PHES). In our initial survey, we have found about 22,000 sites – the State and Territory breakdown is shown in the table below. Each site has an energy storage potential between 1 and 200 Gigawatt hours (GWh).

The sites...

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Discussion paper

19 Sep 2017

The Australian government is asking for ideas to help develop a national Digital Economy Strategy. It will help the government to identify the key issues, challenges and opportunities, and to develop a way forward.

This discussion paper considers the broader digital economy, followed by...

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Audio interview

15 Sep 2017

Google and Facebook are to be investigated by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission after a deal struck between the Federal Government and crossbench Senator Nick Xenophon.

The ACCC will examine the impact of the companies on the Australian media landscape.

Thomas...

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Draft report

15 Sep 2017

The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) is leading the development of a National Infrastructure Data Collection and Dissemination Plan (Data Plan), with assistance from an expert Steering Group made up of transport, infrastructure and data experts from the private...

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Report

11 Sep 2017

The Standing Committee on Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources focus throughout this inquiry was on the social aspects of driverless vehicles in Australia. While technological developments and questions and regulatory approaches were considered within that context, the committee’s...

Discussion paper

11 Sep 2017

The Northern Territory Government is seeking input for the development of a Digital Territory Strategy. This discussion paper has been prepared to guide feedback and to continue the conversation with government on where we all should focus our efforts.

In this digital age reliance on...

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07 Sep 2017

The Bureau of Meteorology's (the Bureau) observations network is extensive. It includes 695 Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) across Australia and collects over 2.5 million temperature readings each day. Data from this network underpins all of the services the Bureau delivers, enabling more than...

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Policy

07 Sep 2017

The Palaszczuk Government is hoping new jobs will be created under its commitment to make better use of government data.

This Open Data Policy Statement is intended to promote access to government data that will help foster ingenuity.

The Queensland government created its first...

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Research report

07 Sep 2017

Human-induced climate change is an existential risk to human civilisation: an adverse outcome that would either annihilate intelligent life or permanently and drastically curtail its potential. Special precautions that go well beyond conventional risk management practice are required if the “fat...

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06 Sep 2017

Australia’s energy system is undergoing unprecedented transformation. Evidence of these radical transformations can be seen in the portfolio of supply resources in the National Electricity Market (NEM) over the last decade. Since 2014, new supply resources entering the NEM have been...

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Website

06 Sep 2017

Metadata 2020 is a collaboration that advocates for richer, connected, and reusable metadata for all research outputs. Why?

  • Richer metadata fuels discoverability and innovation.
  • Connected metadata bridges the gaps between systems
  • ...
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Fact sheet

30 Aug 2017

The Data Integration Partnership for Australia (DIPA) is an investment to maximise the use and value of the Government’s data assets. Through data integration and analysis, the DIPA creates new insights into important and complex policy questions.

The DIPA will:

  • improve our
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Discussion paper

24 Aug 2017

The cyber security skills crisis is a key policy issue in many countries, and governments look in part to universities to address it. This paper addresses one narrow question to see how it speaks to the broader challenges: are current Master of Cyber Security programs in Australia preparing...

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Literature review

22 Aug 2017

The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) has conducted exploratory research into women’s low representation in the cyber security industry, and found that marketing, role models, and hiring practices are barriers to attracting women into the industry. Further, these initial...

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Research report

15 Aug 2017

Enabling or ‘set-and-forget’ technologies, such as smart home control devices, are increasingly being advocated by the energy industry, policy makers and researchers as a way to complement and improve residential demand response. While Australia has pioneered trials of enabling technologies,...

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Discussion paper

11 Aug 2017

Australia was one of the first countries in the world to introduce legislation governing the operation of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), commonly referred to as drones. Part 101 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR) was introduced in 2002 in response to the...

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Report

03 Aug 2017

Climate variability and change across seasons and decades has profound consequences for primary industries, coastal and water infrastructure, the generation and delivery of energy, and transport systems in Australia and throughout the world. To the extent that this variability and change is...

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Report

03 Aug 2017

This report provides a high-level analysis of how big data capabilities can be used and managed by Australia’s national security community.

The associated resource, ‘Big Data in National Security - online resource’, provides policy makers and the public with a detailed...

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Discussion paper

03 Aug 2017

This review will consult widely and examine Australia’s current capability and areas of comparative advantage, as well as our regional and international engagement within the sector. Importantly, it will also consider how the space industry sector aligns with other sectors and government...

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