Australia’s competition watchdog, the ACCC, is to undertake a new inquiry into the supply of electricity in the national electricity market, with a focus on the prices consumers — both business and households — are paying for electricity and the underlying factors for any significant price movements.

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation has formally launched the nandin Deep Technology Incubator, a full-service innovation hub, aimed at enabling the best and the brightest minds to come together to foster innovation and change.

Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, is investing $35 million in frontier research in space technology and artificial intelligence.

The human genome consists of seven billion DNA base pairs and it takes 100GB to represent the unique sequence for a person. Australian National University researchers have turned to the cloud to enable clinical applications.

New Zealand’s competition regulator The Commerce Commission says newly published key performance measures for the country’s electricity companies allow for stronger year-on-year comparisons across the sector as a whole and for individual lines companies.

Two Australian hospitals have been officially recognised as the first hospitals to adopt the highest international standards of digital health at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society AsiaPac18 Conference and Exhibition.

Australia’s solar industry smashed multiple records in September, crossing 10 gigawatts of installed solar — the most registered in a month — and registered two of the country’s largest solar farms, according to a new report.

A trial of renewable classrooms has been expanded to Queensland, with Brisbane high school students now being taught in Australia’s first solar- and battery-powered portable classroom.

US orbital launch provider Rocket Lab has signed a contract with Australia’s Fleet Space Technologies to launch two satellites from its New Zealand launch site that will form the foundation of a global IoT communications constellation.

New Zealand was hit by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday afternoon. Very unusually for New Zealand, this quake was very deep, yet still very strong, and in a somewhat unexpected location.

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