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G'day! Based in Sydney as free lancing foreign correspondent I mostly work for a range of German quality media. Ever so often I get the chance to contribute to local media, too. Here are some examples of my work.



knowledge@ASB: Joining the In-Crowd - How Social Entrepreneurship is Going Mainstream PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bierach   
Thursday, 20 June 2013 00:44

What started as a tool for geeks is fast becoming mainstream. “Since 2010, crowd-funding has exploded,” observes Daniel Schlagwein, a lecturer in the school of information systems, technology and management at the Australian School of Business. “Around 10% of all films screened at the latest Sundance independent film festival were funded by the crowd.”

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Last Updated on Thursday, 20 June 2013 00:50
 
knowledge@ASB: Captured By Carbon: Why An Emissions Trading Scheme Needs a Floor Price PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bierach   
Thursday, 21 February 2013 03:16

The Australian government plans to link its fixed-priced system for tackling climate change to the emissions trading scheme (ETS) of the European Union (EU). Meanwhile, the Europeans are wondering whether a straight and predictable carbon tax such as Australia's would not have been more efficient for them in the first place.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 21 February 2013 03:18
 
knowledge@ASB: Aggresive Bytes - Counting the Cost of Cyber Crime PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bierach   
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 03:58

According to Alana Maurushat from the Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre at the University of New South Wales, computers are the weapon of choice for industrial espionage and hacking incidents are more widespread than reported. The European Commission estimates the worldwide damage to business from cyber crime at US$1 trillion annually. Governments across the globe are stepping up efforts to strengthen cyber security, but will it be enough?

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 March 2013 04:02
 
Versicherungswirtschaft: "There is no perfect system" PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 28 January 2013 21:45

The Australian Centre for Financial Studies and the consultants Mercer compare relative strengths of pension systems in 18 countries. Germany ranked low, below Poland and Brazil. Versicherungswirtschaft spoke to Deborah Ralston from the Centre to find out why.

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Last Updated on Sunday, 03 February 2013 06:01
 
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