COMPANY NEWS: Employee well-being services and platform provider Direct Health Solutions collaborates with healthcare company Roche Diagnostics Australia to scale rapid antigen testing via digital-first testing solution.
Australia's biggest state, New South Wales, has outlined its strategy to support the development of a commercial hydrogen industry.
Online job advertisements posted on the portal SEEK increased by 6% month-on-month in September, the first such increase since April this year, the site says in its monthly report on online employment opportunities in Australia.
Job advertisements on the online portal SEEK in August were down by 5.3% month-on-month but up 55.9% year-on-year, the company says.
Australian electric vehicle sales have picked up in 2021 compared to the previous year, with 8688 vehicles sold in the six months to June, compared to 6900 for the whole of calendar 2020.
New South Wales residents were the most financially impacted by scams in July, accounting for 37% of the total amount lost in the month.
Online job advertisements on the website SEEK fell by 4.1% month-on-month in July, but were up by 67.9% year-on-year, the company says.
The IT sector in Victoria is forecast to grow by 5.8% per annum over the next five years, above the national average (5.4%) and second only to Queensland (5.9%), a survey predicts.
Queensland-based customer-owned bank Heritage Bank plans to open two new branches in New South Wales this year – one at Macquarie Park in north-west Sydney, and one at Tweed Heads.
Online job advertisements on the site SEEK in March showed a rise of 75% year-on-year, the company says, offering a reminder that March 2020 was the month when the pandemic first had an effect on the job market.
Australian lithium-ion battery manufacturer Energy Renaissance has announced that it will develop a defence-grade cybersecure Battery Management System (BMS) for its superStorage family of batteries that are to be manufactured in Tomago, NSW.
Optus has announced it will offer a range of support measures for customers impacted by severe weather events across NSW.
The Australian Information Industry Association AIIA) says Western Australia has the capacity to move up the rankings in the country’s digital inclusion index and move ahead of third placed NSW in the next 12 months.
Australian companies Myriota, a connectivity provider for nanosatellite Internet of Things devices, and ag-tech firm Goanna Ag have launched two products to help farmers monitor water resources.
A Senate panel chaired by Tasmanian Labor Senator Helen Polley has said it considers the proposed authorisation of coercive search powers for the Australian Federal Police and Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission in a current bill — the Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identify and Disrupt) Bill 2020 — could unduly trespass on personal rights and liberties.
The NSW Government is offering $250,000 in grants for ideas that use technology to reduce barriers to the state's justice system for those who need it the most.
Average petrol prices rose in the September quarter 2020 after a record low earlier in the year, but still remain well below the 15-year real average of 151.6 cents per litre (cpl), according to a new report from the competition watchdog, the ACCC.
Global networking vendor Cisco and Leading Edge Data Centres have joined forces to build and deploy modular data centres in parts of regional Australia that lack such infrastructure.
Payment solutions provider Mastercard has teamed up with Transport for New South Wales to run a trial of the digital version of the state's Opal card which is used to pay for trips on public transport.
A strong showing by Victoria has helped boost online job ads for October, the recruitment firm SEEK says, adding that though ads were up by 8.5% month-on-month, there was a 11.7% fall year-on-year, the lowest year-on-year drop since the beginning of the pandemic. Last month, the month-on-month growth was higher, at 9.25%.
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