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ECD [ELECTRICAL+COMMS+DATA]

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2016

CONTENTS

FROM THE EDITOR

September is here and spring should now be in the air, if the seasons have any regard for the calendar. Weather aside, it’s difficult to believe we are nearly three-quarters of the way through the year... and what a year it has been. In my last column, I hoped that getting to the other

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Evolving energy

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Securing wireless networks in the IoT era

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Anti-bullying framework for building safe workplaces

side of a federal election would mean things would settle down and that we could all get on with it... government included. I didn’t quite predict the protracted outcome, however. It’s difficult to know how it will all pan out, but a few significant items have come about post-election: business confidence is on the

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Paving the way towards a smart city reality

rise (which is always a welcome harbinger) and, most recently, the Turnbull government has done a complete 180-degree turn when it comes to climate change and investment in the CSIRO. What a difference a few

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Power management for any weather conditions

months makes! This is significant in terms of this issue of ECD, as we look at where Australia’s

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evolving energy industry is headed. One of the biggest deterrents for investment in renewable energy technologies on home soil

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The future is flexible

has been the lack of clarity, or consistency, when it comes to policy and targets. In the

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Simplifying power quality data

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Ten tips for imaging

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Remote power generation

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The widening horizon for multimode fibre

space of six months the same government has gone from cutting both jobs and funding — and actively directing all efforts away from climate science — to announcing a $37 million boost and job creation in the very same field. This comes on the back of a few successive governments whereby the sole objective seemed to be undoing what the previous party had implemented. Carbon tax, I’m looking at you. According to a new report from the Clean Energy Council, we’ll need firm, clear, long-term targets and strategies in place if we are ever going to lessen our reliance on coal. Let’s hope the powers that be can provide that. Best regards,

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