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Israel’s Drones set to Improve Civilian Life
Israel’s UAV’s ability to operate beneath radar detection level yet unnoticed by those on the ground makes it a unique and essential part of any military arsenal these days. Today Israeli combat & surveillance drones are used worldwide.However, in recent years Israel is developing drones to be deployed for public use, with the aim to ultimately reduce congestion on public roads, transporting medicine and medical equipment and performing medical tasks and delivering various commercial goods more quickly.Some of the key start-ups in the drone sector include Heven Drones, Nando Drones, Highland, and Airwayz. Check them out! https://israeltrade.org.au/2021/05/14/israels-drones-set-to-improve-civilian-life/
14 May 2021 by Jeremy Ungar

Governance

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RE-IMAGINING OUR TAX AND RE-DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM FOR A BETTER AUSTRALIA
Federal Budget time again and lots of ideas are swirling around about how we should change the tax mix and re-distribute the revenue.   Unfortunately, the ideas continue to add to already over complex tax and distribution processes – and the numbers and cost of the public servants that administer the system.   Australia has one of the highest taxing environments of the developed world – and some good re-distribution systems. However, there are areas requiring improvement and great frictional loss in the system due to process ineffectiveness and inefficiencies.   We need to rethink and reset the system for better outcomes.
3 May 2021 by Glenn Barnes

Governance

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Employment Screening is changing
1:4 data breaches are caused by malicious trusted insiders. 30% of small business go out of business due to employee theft. Royal Commissions have insisted on enhanced screening processes - for charities and corporates. Aust Standards 4811 for Employment Screening will change to include adjudication. Here is an idea - a solution - a new way- to meet governance, risk & compliance measures that is fair, fast, affordable and standardised. 
29 April 2021 by Stephanie

Governance

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A review of taxing and spending power for the three tiers of Australian government
“Before the Second World War the states were the drivers of Australian fiscal policy, collecting the bulk of taxes and doing most of the spending. The commonwealth was a relatively minor player. In 1942, however, the states agreed to commonwealth taking over income tax powers.   Today, for the first time since then, the balance of power in the Australian federation is shifting from the commonwealth back to the states and territories.”   (The Mandarin 28/4/21)   How governments raise, spend and re-distribute ‘OUR’ money should be an issue of critical interest to all Australians.  
28 April 2021 by Glenn Barnes

Governance

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A World First- Digital Birth Certificate
Australians would have access to a digital birth certificate under a cross-jurisdictional plan spearheaded by the NSW government. The new birth certificate would most likely be retrospective, allowing anyone to apply for one and new parents also having the choice to opt in to receive the digital form as well as the original paper copy.It would be exactly like the digital driver’s licence. Everyone will get their paper certificate but if you want you can download the digital copy."Nowhere else in the world provides a holistic digital solution to identity establishment, verification, authentication and management" according to the NSW Attorney General.https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/nsw-plans-to-lead-reform-for-digital-birth-cer
25 April 2021 by Lynn Wood

Governance

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Vaccine Rollout Comparison: Israel and Australia
The following article was written by my colleague Rochelle Ives. The ‘startup nation’ has recovered much more rapidly than Australia, largely due to an immensely effective nationwide vaccination rollout campaign championed as being the most vaccinated population in the world. ‘Necessity is the mother of invention’ and Israel has proven again to be her innovative child. In this time of crisis, the Israeli Innovation Authority, which serves as the country’s leading government entity that supports research & development through technology and innovation was quick to create and offer new programs and schemes for entrepreneurs.To read the full article: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn%3Ali%3Aactivity%3A6787517994093416
13 April 2021 by Jeremy Ungar