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21 Jul 2017

An Australian Tax Office (ATO) staffer recently leaked on LinkedIn a step-by-step guide to hacking a smartphone.

The documents, which have since been removed, indicate that the ATO has access to Universal Forensic Extraction software made by the Israeli company Cellebrite. This technology...

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Statistics

07 Jul 2017

The purpose of this paper is to present a range of economic and other statistical indicators for the states and territories of Australia. To facilitate comparisons, indicators are presented in relative terms such as growth rates, percentages, or proportions of gross state product, so comparisons...

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Policy report

19 Jun 2017

This paper considers both the considerable opportunities and the issues associated with using individual-level data and citizen-based analytics to inform social policy development and implementation. This growing application of big data analytics occurs within the context of new insights from...

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Discussion paper

19 Jun 2017

Data Governance Australia is committed to setting industry standards and benchmarks for the responsible and ethical collection, use and management of data in Australia.

We are developing a Code of Practice as part of our on-going effort to set leading industry standards, promote a culture...

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Research report

31 May 2017

This investigation is aimed at shining a light on the state of New Zealand’s native bird populations, the challenges they face, and what it might take to restore them in large numbers back on to the mainland.

The report is structured as follows.

  • Chapter 1 is an Introduction
  • ...
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Report

31 May 2017

It has long been accepted that national energis are generally dedicated to implementing Open Access to publications before attention turns to research data, not least because of the potential penalties for non-compliance with funder mandates, which are rare in the data realm. This study found...

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Journal article

29 May 2017

All Australian jurisdictions regulate the admission of expert opinion evidence. The rules focus on ‘specialised knowledge’, the existence of a ‘field’, and ‘training, study or experience’. They purport to regulate oral testimony but also the expert reports prepared in advance of potential...

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Audio program

25 May 2017

A 'hackathon' in Adelaide this weekend will look for digital solutions to help refugees settle in Australia. The event, organised by Techfugees Australia, brings refugees, NGOs and technical experts in to the same room for a weekend, with the aim of developing new websites and apps to solve...

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Report

24 May 2017

Information and communications technology (ICT) is a critical enabler and transformative agent in the delivery of government services. It entails considerable investment.

ICT strategic planning plays a critical role in managing ICT investments and aligning ICT activities with strategic...

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Audio interview

16 May 2017

Scientists have never been more political. As their research organisations face budget cuts and their research faces interference from governments, many have taken to the streets in protest to remind the community of the importance of scientific research.

That message usually cuts through...

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Article

25 Apr 2017

The European Union (EU) has enacted two key regulations relating to data processing- the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)(link is external) and the Network and Information...

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Journal article

10 Apr 2017

The eutectic Na2CO3-Li2CO3 salt is widely used as an electrolyte in the Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell because of its high both ionic conductivity and operating temperature. The major objective of this study was to investigate the thermal stability of the binary salt as a phase change material for...

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Journal article

03 Apr 2017

This paper studies emerging technologies for tracking reading behaviors (“reading analytics”) and their implications for reader privacy, attempting to place them in a historical context. It discusses what data is being collected, to whom it is available, and how it might be used by various...

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Journal article

01 Apr 2017

According to the SunShot initiative, one sixth of the levelized cost of electricity for Concentrated Solar Thermal Power is thermal energy storage. For this power generation paradigm to be successful, the cost of every subsystem must be dramatically reduced. However, the search space for...

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Journal article

01 Apr 2017

A numerical study has been conducted on a shell and tube latent heat storage system whereby the inlet heat transfer fluid direction is periodically reversed during charging and discharging. The impact of varying the boundary condition at the interface of the tubes carrying the heat transfer...

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Journal article

01 Apr 2017

Thermal energy storage in concentrated solar thermal power plants improves the dispatchability and eliminates the miss-match between the energy supply and demand. Recently, considerable attention has been made to latent heat thermal energy storage due to its high energy density per unit mass and...

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Research report

20 Mar 2017

Temporary entrants are an important and growing part of the Australian population, with the latest available figures from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) showing close to 1.2 million temporary visa holders in the country as at 30 June 2016. This includes over 400,000...

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Research report

14 Mar 2017

This report considers the potential impacts on vehicle registration, driver licensing and compulsory third party (CTP) insurance arrangements that might arise from the introduction of automated vehicles (AVs) in Australia and New Zealand.

The key vehicle registration issues identified...

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Research report

10 Mar 2017

Zero-day vulnerabilities — software vulnerabilities for which no patch or fix has been publicly released — and their exploits are useful in cyber operations — whether by criminals, militaries, or governments — as well as in defensive and academic settings.

This report provides findings...

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Journal article

08 Mar 2017

This article looks to the nature of the law needed in the future, with an examination of the treatment in law of the injection of CO2 beneath the seabed: should it be classified and handled as a form of pollution or dumping of waste, or as a beneficial tool to help mitigate climate change?...