Month: June 2014

Youth unemployment continues to grow

By Cameron Kirby The Brotherhood of St Laurence’s new report on long term youth unemployment has highlighted a country-wide problem where 15 to 24 year olds are struggling to find work. Youth Connections national executive officer Rebecca Sharkie says the

Pet-friendly properties come at cost for tenants

By Rachel Riga There’s good news for tenants wanting to find a pet-friendly property, with most landlords more than willing to accept pets, at the right price.

Chinese Cyber Hacking: What is unit 61398?

By Bernard Mark Thompson The U.S. Department of Justice caught the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) off guard when it charged five of its officers with economic cyber espionage. The in-depth 56 page indictment says the five military officers actively

Chinese Cyber Hacking: Australia-China FTA talks under threat

By Bernard Mark Thompson Australian and Chinese free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations are under threat after revelations Chinese espionage units have actively hacked Australian corporations and federal parliament emails. This follows the U.S. government’s move to indict five Chinese military

Brisbane bus privatisation a possibility, as Graham Quirk hints at ‘efficiency’ changes

By Joseph Cooney Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has said last year’s cuts to Brisbane City Council bus services were part of an ongoing review of network efficiency, indicating further measures could be announced. With the council budget for 2014/15 announced