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Updated Cabling Standard out for Public Comment

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The highly respected standard for cabling administration – AS/NZS 3085.1 – has recently been updated and its draft version is now open for public comment. Standards Australia has recently called for the ICT and wider industries to review and comment on the revised edition of AS 3085.1: Telecommunications installations – Administration of communications cabling systems – Part 1: Basic requirements …

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Upcoming Events

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Here’s a list of the BICSI South Pacific and other ICT industry events that are coming up in the months ahead for you to attend online: Thursday 4 November – 6.30 pm till late – 2021 BICSI Queensland B-Quiz at Pineapple Hotel, 706 Main St, Kangaroo Point. Just a few spots remaining. To participate, please contact BICSI Qld coordinator Craig …

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Telstra Led Consortium to Build out NSW Digital Twin

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A consortium headed up by Telstra will build out the NSW government’s spatial digital twin proof-of-concept in preparation for its planned statewide expansion. Telstra has been tasked with developing the beta spatial digital twin (SDT) over the next year after scoring a $1.86 million contract with the spatial services arm of the Department of Customer Service (DCS). It will work …

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Survey Shows Purpose and Pay are Growing Priorities for Australian Employees

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According to the latest Gartner Global Talent Monitor, compensation increases and the desire for better alignment between personal interests and job responsibilities have risen on the list of factors Australian workers consider in a new employer. Survey data collected by Gartner in Q2 2021 found that 22.5% of Australian employees surveyed actively looked for a new job; while 53.2% of …

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Research Shows NBN-Enabled Australian Households to be More Connected During COVID

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Research from consultancy firm Accenture, commissioned by NBN Co, found that Australians continue to derive immense value from the Internet and that COVID has amplified Australians’ reliance on services over the NBN for essential tasks, entertainment, and connection. This is shown by both the time that households spend and the importance they place on connectivity enriching their lives and enabling …

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More Support for NZ Business Available

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A third round of Resurgence Support Payments (RSP) was recently opened for applications in New Zealand. Explaining the rationale behind the Government’s decision to extend the program, Finance Minister , Grant Robertson said: “The RSP helps businesses with their fixed costs, such as rent. It provides cashflow to businesses and supports them to pay their bills while the country is …

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IEEE Launches New Standard to Address Ethical Concerns During Systems Design

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IEEE recently launched IEEE 7000-2021: IEEE Standard Model Process for Addressing Ethical Concerns During System Design to provide a clear methodology to analyse human and social values relevant for an ethical system engineering effort. IEEE 7000-2021 is recommended for use by organisations that seek to apply broader ethical value criteria and minimise risk, thereby helping to strengthen relationships with their …

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Australia’s Post-COVID Business Outlook: Recovery Delayed, Not Derailed

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Deloitte Access Economics Partner, Chris Richardson shares his latest vision of Australia’s Post-COVID business outlook. We assume (1) vaccination rates are hitting 80% double-dosed in NSW, with Queensland, SA and WA to eventually reach that milestone in December; (2) the transition from ‘relying mostly on lockdowns’ to ‘mostly relying on vaccinations, masks and QR codes’ is ugly, but ultimately effective; …

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Australia’s Employment Remains Below Pre-COVID Levels

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According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), seasonally adjusted employment in Australia fell by 138,000 people (1.1%) between August and September 2021. Commenting on the report, ABS head of labour statistics, Bjorn Jarvis said: “Extended lockdowns in NSW, Victoria and the ACT have seen employment and hours worked both drop back below their pre-pandemic levels. In September 2021, there …

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World Economy to Return to Pre-Pandemic Output in 2021: Report

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The OECD’s latest interim Economic Outlook report provides a cautiously optimistic tone on the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the world economy. Commenting on the report, Felix Richter, Data Journalist at Statista noted that the report finds that “global economic prospects have improved markedly in recent months”, revising its GDP growth forecast for 2021 upward by more than 1 percentage point …