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Should the Big Tech inquiry shine a light on censorship?

One of the most interesting facets of the freedom of speech debate is the fact there is almost no argument as to whether a limit to this freedom should exist. It’s purely a matter of...

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Defence manufacturing worth $1.6bn to Australia

The Defence industry was worth $8.88 billion to the Australian economy in financial year 2020-21, of which around 18 per cent was contributed directly through manufacturing. This is...

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USyd spinout launches first battery storage production line

University of Sydney spinout Gelion has launched its first battery storage production plant and will begin production with an annual capacity of 2MWh worth of batteries. The...

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Controversial WA fertiliser project gets $220m govt loan

The federal government will provide a $220 million loan to chemicals company Perdaman to build what will become the country’s largest urea plant in Western Australia, as it seeks to...

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From MiningTech to data centres, DUG Cool digs in

When Western Australian tech firm DUG set out to create its own supercomputer network of data centres around the world, the company turned to its own R&D unit to help lessen the...

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Australia’s e-government rank falls to decade low

Australia has slipped to seventh in the United Nations global ranking of ‘e-governments’, its worst position in a decade. New Zealand and several Scandinavian countries are now...