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Robots are moving in to our homes, but there's no killer app

Not too long ago, robots were giant, caged things, mainly found in automotive manufacturing lines. Social robotics was a new field of research pursued by the best and brightest in university research labs.In the past few years, however, it seems...

Australia's youth unemployment policy needs to be seen as a hand up, not a hand out

Australia's youth unemployment policy needs to reflect that of Nordic countries.www.shutterstock.comThere are two youth unemployment programs offered by the major parties this election. Both are distinct, but surprisingly similar to the two main...

RV Holidays - Australia’s Growing Tourism Sector

The tourism industry in Australia has always been healthy, but in the past decade, the numbers have risen significantly. Part of the reason for this is the growing number of people who choose to holiday at home, rather than the customary package...

Explainer: what is ‘value capture’ and what does it mean for cities?

Transit value capture is used in Hong Kong.Flickr/Kin, CC BYValue capture secures some of the benefits delivered by public investment to offset the costs of provision. The notion has been around in various forms for a while, but recently gained ...

How a Brexit could impact on Australia

The outcome of the British vote to leave or remain in the European Union (EU) will be known in Australia around 2pm on Friday.Since becoming a member of the EU in 1973, Britain’s relationship with Europe has been fraught. The “remain...

Business Briefing: ASIC tries to prevent fintech startups from becoming scammers

ASIC hopes it will lure fintech startups from Australia and Singapore to its innovation program.www.shutterstock.comThe Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is working with its regulatory counterpart, the Monetary Authority of...