50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum

Lambert McBride's suitcase. Lambert McBride Collection, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

The 1967 Referendum changed the Australian constitution, with the record breaking ‘yes’ vote to count Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the census for the first time. The referendum removed discriminatory clauses from the constitution of 1901, which stated that Indigenous peoples should be a state government responsibility. After the 1967 referendum Aboriginal people … Read more

Paro in the Corner

Small child gives Paro a kiss

Since February the Digital Futures Lab has been home to Paro, the therapeutic seal. Paro is an interactive robot designed to administer the benefits of animal therapy for aged and special care environments, improving the socialisation of patients and caregivers and significantly reducing loneliness and stress. With five sensors (tactile, light, auditory, temperature, and posture) … Read more

CREDITORWATCH’S FOUNDER ON REACHING 50,000 CUSTOMERS AND LOBBYING FOR DATA TRANSPARENCY

CreditorWatch recorded a 42% increase in its customer base over two years on the way to reaching a major growth milestone, this month: 50,000 customers. Founder and managing director Colin Porter spoke to Dynamic Business about the genesis, success and future of the credit reporting bureau, which launched six years ago.  DB: What was your … Read more