December 2017

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Gore at the premiere of An Incovenient Sequel at the 13th Zurich Film Festival on 8 October 2017

Al Gore calls for faster action on climate change


Geoff Cropley (left) and John MacLean, the creators of NoahFace, a facial recognition app.

NoahFace: The software that puts a name to the face


Are high-denomination Australian banknotes soon to be stamped with a use-by date?

Could managing cash stop tax cheats?


What would interest rate increases mean for the great Australian dream?

Do Australians spend too much on their homes?


Rex Sham, co-founder and chief science officer of Insight Robotics, has already co-authored two patents and won awards for his research. Photos by Calvin Sit.

Using robots to detect forest fires


Greg Stenton CPA, CFO at Department of Health and Human Services Victoria. Photo by Benny Capp.

Meet the CFO changing lives in the public sector


The baby boomer housing issue is one that is testing the minds of policymakers around the world.

Why baby boomers won't move


Metronet Rail's upgrade of the London Underground struck problems, making it an example of a public-private partnership (PPP) infrastructure project gone bad.

Here's what makes a successful public-private partnership


What are the challenges that organisations are facing as they try to progress from diversity to inclusion? Illustrations by Jessica Meyrick

Making diversity work in the workplace


Ewes and lambs grazing at Trida, Strzelecki Ranges, South Gippsland, Victoria.

Why Australian agriculture can't draw investment


Lisa Pagotto of Crooked Compass on Lion's Head in Cape Town, South Africa.

Small business profits from new consumers


The BI platform you choose depends on your needs, and there are a number of factors to consider.

Predict future trends with business intelligence


Keeping up with the job trends will help you stand out from the crowd.

Job trends for 2018


Stride by Atlassian is a messaging app with video, too.

Adopting agile across your business


New Excel text functions


Jim O'Connor CPA draws on the skills he developed as a  CPA and at Arthur Anderson for his dual roles as  co-owner of a farm equipment firm and a craft brewery

Beer and agriculture mix for this CPA


Dr Tony Clarke presents to medical trainees at Yangon General Hospital in Myanmar.

CPA skills and experience support doctors