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  • Melbourne hospitals to host world-first cyber trial

    Melbourne’s hospitals will soon have cutting-edge cyber-security devices installed to protect medical equipment from being hijacked in a world-first global trial.

    The State Government of Victoria will fund a pilot with hospitals in Melbourne’s west to trial 400 Cyber-Nexus anti-hacking devices developed by Israeli firm Bio-Nexus.

    The devices provide a double-layered security protection for medical equipment including heart rate monitors and intravenous pumps to prevent compromise by hackers.

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  • AIIA releases major position paper on impact new technologies will have on future employment

    The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the nation’s peak industry body for the technology sector, today released its “Skills for Today, Jobs for Tomorrow” position paper, which calls on the urgent need for government and industry to develop a practical strategy and action plan to prepare Australians for the jobs of the future.

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  • Australians ready to embrace jobs of the future, says AIIA survey

     “ICT and digital leaders must work proactively with governments and communities to develop practical strategies to build Australia’s digital literacy capabilities, to prevent social and economic dislocation,” said Rob Fitzpatrick, CEO, AIIA. “While history shows technology will add productivity and economic growth, our position paper is the start of what needs to be a broader conversation about developing an action plan to ensure Australians are adequately prepared for the jobs of the future and people are not left behind,” he added.

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  • Australia and New Zealand Information Access Commissioners unite for citizen's Right to Know

    Australia and New Zealand’s Information Access Commissioners are meeting on 28 and 29 September 2017 in Brisbane to discuss and promote the importance of open government and the right for citizens to access government-held information and data.

    In recognition of this year’s International Right to Know Day the listed independent statutory officers have released the following statement:

    A citizen’s right to access government-held information and data, participate in government decision-making, and have transparency in how decisions are made is central to any effective democracy.

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  • ACCC appeals Medibank decision

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has lodged a Notice of Appeal from the Federal Court’s decision on 30 August 2017 dismissing the ACCC’s proceedings against Medibank Private Limited (Medibank).

    The ACCC had alleged that Medibank made false, misleading or deceptive representations and engaged in unconscionable conduct in relation to its failure to notify Medibank members and members of its subsidiary brand, ahm, of its decision to limit benefits for in-hospital pathology and radiology services, despite representing across a number of its communication and marketing materials that it would.

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  • Almost $18 billion of super waiting to be claimed

    The ATO today announced its latest figures on lost and unclaimed superannuation accounts.

    As at 30 June 2017, there are over 6.3 million lost and ATO-held super accounts with a total value of almost $18 billion.

    The figures show that super funds are holding $14.12 billion of lost super, with a further $3.75 billion of unclaimed super held by the ATO.

    Assistant Commissioner Debbie Rawlings said the easiest way for people to keep track of their super, find lost or unclaimed super, or combine their accounts is by using ATO online services through myGov.

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  • Almost $18 billion of super waiting to be claimed

    The ATO today announced its latest figures on lost and unclaimed superannuation accounts.

    As at 30 June 2017, there are over 6.3 million lost and ATO-held super accounts with a total value of almost $18 billion.

    The figures show that super funds are holding $14.12 billion of lost super, with a further $3.75 billion of unclaimed super held by the ATO.

    Assistant Commissioner Debbie Rawlings said the easiest way for people to keep track of their super, find lost or unclaimed super, or combine their accounts is by using ATO online services through myGov.

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  • Full Federal Court refers Tabcorp-Tatts decision back to the Tribunal

    The Full Court of the Federal Court has today set aside the decision of the Australian Competition Tribunal to grant authorisation for Tabcorp Holdings Limited to acquire Tatts Group Limited, referring the decision back to the Tribunal for further consideration. 

    “The ACCC is pleased that the Full Federal Court has set aside the decision, however the reasons for the decision are not yet public,” ACCC Chairman Rod Sims said.

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  • Keeping the lights on: Australia’s energy affordability crisis

    Energy affordability issues are already hitting the manufacturing industry in Australia hard, ACCC Chairman Rod Sims told the National Press Club in a lunchtime address today.

    The ACCC is currently conducting inquiries into both the affordability of retail electricity, and gas market supply and demand.

    “We at the ACCC have been sounding the alarm in relation to business energy costs for some time. It is great that there is now considerable focus on this issue,” ACCC Chairman Rod Sims said.

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  • Amazon asked to ensure compliance with Australian unfair contract terms legislation

    The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has written to Amazon to ensure the company complies with Australia’s unfair contract terms legislation.

    Ombudsman Kate Carnell said the pending arrival of Amazon Marketplace in Australia represented an opportunity for many small businesses to compete online and extend their reach.

    But Ms Carnell also wants to remind the company of its obligation to treat small businesses fairly in accordance with Australian law.

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