Opinion

How to keep more girls in IT at schools if we are to close the gender gap
Opinion

How to keep more girls in IT at schools if we are to close the gender gap

The world is increasingly embracing digital technology, but many girls are still missing out on developing IT and programming skills.

The real reason more women don’t code
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The real reason more women don’t code

In light of the current Girls Who Code Campaign, Professor Karin Verspoor, discusses the real reasons why participation rates for women in coding are low, for the Conversation.

Professor Thas Nirmalathas
Opinion

How high-speed wireless compares to cable in boosting our internet speeds

In the light of Google’s recent announcement for plans to roll out high-speed wireless internet connections, how will the NBN’s national broadband cable compare? Professor Thas Nirmalathas writes for the Conversation.

FBI vs Apple: giving up security and privacy could hurt us all
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FBI vs Apple: giving up security and privacy could hurt us all

If Apple concedes to the US government’s request to hack its own product, it could end up undermining security and privacy for all of us says Dr Suelette Dreyfus and Associate Professor Shanton Chang.

How the NBN could boost Australia’s GDP by 2%
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How the NBN could boost Australia’s GDP by 2%

The National Broadband Network (NBN) can boost Australia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by about 2% in the long term and, more importantly, add to our national welfare by improving real household consumption by 1.4%.

What now for the NBN under a Turnbull government?
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What now for the NBN under a Turnbull government?

University of Melbourne Emeritus Professor in Electric and Electronic Engineering, Rod Tucker, discusses how this week’s dramatic events in Federal politics will impact on the National Broadband Network.