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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: Aggresive Bytes - Counting the Cost of Cyber Crime PDF Print E-mail
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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
knowledge@ASB: Captured By Carbon: Why An Emissions Trading Scheme Needs a Floor Price PDF Print E-mail
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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: The Freelance Imperative: IBM Blazes the Trail for a Liquid Workforce PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 04 September 2012 00:00

News broke earlier this year that technology and consulting giant IBM plans to eliminate up to 8000 jobs from its 20,000-strong workforce in Germany. Behind the projected layoffs is a program called Liquid, which has been designed to make IBM's staffing arrangements more flexible by replacing permanent workers with external ones, as required. Germany is just the test market. After the rollout in Europe's largest economy, the initiative – a radical reorganisation of existing work structures – may be applied to Big Blue's operations worldwide.


Last Updated on Sunday, 09 September 2012 00:49

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