Up to one in ten Australian jobs are now performed by temporary workers. This article places this trend into an historical context of exploitation of foreign workers and the wider historical context that has shaped the culture of worker rights.
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) released their quarterly report on the Notification Data Breaches Scheme earlier this week. Read about what this means for your organisation and what you can do about it.
Scott Morrison recently re-opened debate about population policy to ease congestion on Australia's fastest growing cities - Sydney and Melbourne.
In this article I look at the implications for demand on the low-cost housing market of our large intake of international students which is six times the number of migrants.
A significant number of law firms could be exposed to phishing attacks if they have not set up their anti-phishing service correctly.
This article introduces the report by Iron Bastion into research on Australia's law firms and explains the vulnerability recently modelled and what to do about it.
Whistleblowers play an essential and often-overlooked role in the major stories that hold out institutions to account. This article looks at the consequences to whistleblowers and media for recent changes in National Security legislation and includes the 11 point UNESCO evaluation of legislation written by Julie Posetti.
This article follows on from the article on the OAIC and traces the early years of the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission as the Abbott government attempts to abolish the office.
The ACNC is the Commonwealth charities regulator responsible for governing the multi-billion dollar charity sector.
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner is the independent Commonwealth authority charged with governing access to government information and organisations that fall under the Privacy Act.
This article traces the early years of the OAIC as it weathers attempts to abolish the office by the Abbott Government.
This article explains what motivated me to get behind the #CensusFail campaign against the 2016 census.
The article explains the history of the governance of administrative data and the changes I saw taking place to allow our data held by government agencies to be linked together into data integration projects to be shared with research and commercial interests.
The Cashless Welfare Card forces each recipient to share their entire purchase history with the government to ensure 'compliance' with the government's new policy of controlling how welfare recipients spend their income.
In this article I explain the human rights law that Australia is signatory to and the implications for the government in breaching that law.
In the wake of Julia Baird's attack on viewers for their opinions regarding panel and guest appearances of the IPA on The Drum, I wrote this article including data on ABC panellists, their affiliations and number of appearances to provide context to the debate.
Most of the debate about housing is framed around the recent realisation that younger middle class people are now worried they may not be able to afford to buy their own houses, shock horror! Contrasted with this view is the story of what the poor (who have never had access to the property market) are faring.
Every year the government releases totals of the revenue 'foregone' to the budget of tax concessions. Early in 2018 I made the first ever open interactive data project using this data. this article explains the data and what it means for the budget and inequality.