Australia's corporate regulator is on the cusp of an historic shift into the cloud having recently launched a proof-of-concept to move its less sensitive data onto Microsoft's Office 365 platform. The Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) has been a fast adopter of virtualisation at the server and desktop level.
The Australian division of an international conservation organisation has won $750,000 to develop technology that applies facial recognition to fish to combat a looming global fishing crisis. Last month the Australian arm of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) jointly won the 2016 Google Impact Challenge for Australia for its FishFace sustainable fishing technology.
Australia's federal fisheries authority is exploring an ambitious plan to stream live footage from fishing vessels in a bid to improve its ability to respond to controversial reports that nets are killing endangered marine animals.