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Proposed New Rules

Proposed New Rules

Posted 27 July, 2018 by Townsville Chamber

The Townsville Chamber is proposing to changes to its Rules. Members will decide on the proposed Rules at a Special General Meeting on Wednesday 15 August, from 5.15pm at the Lakes Room of the Mercure Townsville. Townsville Chamber CURRENT Rules accepted by OFT June 2015 Townsville Chamber PROPOSED Rules for SGM August 2018 FINAL. Why […]

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Data Security – what your business needs to know

Data Security – what your business needs to know

Posted 19 July, 2018 by Shannon Willcox

Published in BD Mag, Issue 5, June-July 2018, available here. The Notifiable Data Breaches Amendment (NDB) is new legislation that is holding business liable for personal data protection. As of 22 February this year, the NDB scheme applies to all agencies and organisations with existing personal information security obligations under the Australian Privacy Act 1988 […]

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Response to an open letter

Response to an open letter

Posted 16 July, 2018 by Townsville Chamber

Sometimes, the Townsville Chamber is asked to intervene in matters unrelated to our organisation. We had such a request last week through an open letter to our President Debbie Rains from blogger Malcolm Weatherup, aka The Magpie. We submitted the below response to Malcolm and he published it in his blog, www.townsvillemagpie.com.au.  We wanted to share […]

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10-year plan for defence sector in QLD (including Townsville!)

10-year plan for defence sector in QLD (including Townsville!)

Posted 28 June, 2018 by The Web

Published in Defence Connect 25 June 2018, available here. The Queensland government has unveiled its Defence Industries 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan to support its ambition of a 10,000 person-strong, $7 billion defence industries sector by 2028. Key actions contained in the roadmap include the creation of Defence Jobs Queensland to develop the state’s defence […]

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Wearing your data on your sleeve – The promises and pitfalls of Wearables

Wearing your data on your sleeve – The promises and pitfalls of Wearables

Posted 23 May, 2018 by Aon

Published in The One Brief; date unknown. For the past few centuries, whenever anyone glanced at their watch, it was to check the time. Today, if someone is glancing at their wrist, they could be checking their blood sugar levels, step count, exact location, or their heart rate. These data points can, in turn, be […]

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Protecting Data & Information: How to close the Cyber “Air Gap”

Protecting Data & Information: How to close the Cyber “Air Gap”

Posted 23 May, 2018 by Aon

Published in The One Brief; date unknown It’s no longer a case of if, but when your organization will be hit by cyber crime. Company leaders are gradually accepting the idea that cyber attacks are rapidly becoming a regular part of doing business. The line between physical and digital risk is becoming more and more […]

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