The 2018 Mince Pie Hunt is our quest to find Brisbane's finest mince tart before Christmas. Let's get hunting!
Here are some of the stories that caught my attention in the past 6 weeks or so: Intellectual Property The Federal Court of Canada has ruled that Access Copyright is entitled to collect royalties from York University for its staff’s and students’ copying of articles and other materials used in “coursepacks” and learning management systems. [...]
Here are some of the stories that caught my attention in the past 6 weeks or so: Data privacy & policy Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull and Senator George Brandis are reportedly looking at changing Australian laws (News) to force telecommunications and technology firms to help authorities decrypt suspect messages , including by sanctioning providers who [...]
The Australian Treasurer recently announced that Australian State and Territory treasurers have agreed the GST should apply to cover online transactions where overseas suppliers sell goods under AU$1,000 to Australian consumers. Call it the “Amazon.com tax”? This mirrors the recent proposal to apply GST to supplies of digital products and services from overseas providers to [...]
Recently the Australian treasurer Joe Hockey announced that the Australian Government is considering extending the Goods and Services Tax to also cover intangible services such as internet streaming (eg Netflix), music downloads (eg iTunes) and e-books (eg Kobo and Amazon) that are sold into Australia. This could make buying online services 10% more expensive. Generally, [...]
Where did you stay? We recently visited Chicago as a four-day stopover before heading to Toronto. Chicago is a great city with many historical sites, great restaurants and of course, shopping! I recommend staying near the Magnificent Mile because most of the interesting sites were within an easy walking distance. What did you do? We [...]