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2023’s World Environment Day has just passed us by, but this years campaign against plastic pollution is an ongoing struggle. The 2023 World Environment Day campaign #BeatPlasticPollution calls for?global solutions to combat plastic pollution, a reminder that people’s actions on plastic pollution matters. The steps governments and businesses are taking to tackle plastic pollution are…

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Today, over 50% of organizations worldwide report using some form of AI in their operations, but many people still lack foundational knowledge concerning what AI is, or its potential risks, benefits, and impacts. CSIRO’s Everyday AI shows this technology is not science fiction but very much a reality shaping our everyday lives. Destination AI, a…

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The latest available Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 data show that the world is not on track to achieve gender equality by 2030 see the report Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals: The gender snapshot 2022. A gender-responsive approach to innovation, technology and digital education can increase the awareness of women and girls regarding their…

Read More Women and Standards International Women’s Day 8 March 2023 DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality

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With the increased cost of living highlighted by growing inflation and interest rates, there is concern consumers may look for cheaper home electrical appliances, such as electric blankets, heaters, fans and other items by shopping online or purchasing while overseas. Purchasing, and using, electrical items that do not meet Australia’s strict standards represents a critical…

Read More Household appliances – are they safe?

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Electric vehicle (EV) charging is set to transform our electricity systems. The Energy Security Board (ESB) has published a consultation paper on Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Standing Data, seeking stakeholder feedback on the rationale for data collection, the potential scope of EVSE data coverage, potential data use cases and a range of implementation options including the collection…

Read More Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Standing Data Consultation Paper

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People should be empowered to come forward to expose problems of wrongdoing and fraud to their organisations, the authorities or the media, whistleblowing is one of the most effective ways to detect and prevent corruption and other malpractice. Unfortunately, reporting often comes at a high price: whistle-blowers risk their career, their livelihood and sometimes their…

Read More Whistleblowing – have your say

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The state’s economic regulator today released updated water industry standards, strengthening support and protections for Victorian consumers, particularly those facing financial difficulties. This is a media release from the Essential Services Commission. It was originally published on 27th September, 2022. The Essential Services Commission’s water industry standards set out the minimum service requirements water businesses must meet, covering…

Read More New protections for Victorian water customers

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Button batteries, also known as coin batteries, are used to charge devices that have a longer shelf-life, like a watch or the key to your car. They’re small, flat, and round. Button batteries can lead to serious internal burns in as little as two hours. If you have young kids and you haven’t heard of button batteries, they need…

Read More Button batteries – draft standard open for public comment

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The Consumers’ Federation of Australia has made a submission to the Energy Security Board in response to its Issues Paper. CFA supports two representatives who participate in the Standards Committee, EM-001 Electric Vehicle Operation. The submission has been developed with the support of these expert consumer representatives and focuses on the questions in the Issues Paper related to…

Read More Consumer empowerment must be central to Electric Vehicle Smart Charging