COVID, a fragmented national response?

On 28 October 2020, the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements delivered its report to the Federal Government. The Royal Commission’s terms of reference were to examine the emergency…

Movember – a reminder not a gimmick

Sadly, I lost my cousin Bryan to heart disease four years ago, aged just 55. In fact, the 3rd of November marked the anniversary of his funeral. Then 2 years…

As Victoria reopens, should we be thinking about the next pandemic wave, next Autumn?

Melbourne is very excited as the lockdown restrictions ease and the city is busily reopening. Meanwhile in the Northern Hemisphere, the UK and America are experiencing their second wave, which…

Coles Checkouts: a quick lesson in business continuity and IT recovery

Last Friday, shoppers were forced to abandon their shopping trolleys in Coles stores. Every one of the supermarket behemoth’s 800 stores was affected by a “technical issue” which disabled every…

2020 – an explosion of online scams

Due to lockdowns, our reliance on digital means such as telephones and IT has increased remarkably. It is the same for crooks as being out and about is far more…

Australian governments’ COVID response needs urgent change

Since the beginning of 2020, Australian Federal and State governments have responded to a pandemic health emergency. There is much varying opinion as to how well the governments have done,…

So… Dan Andrews destroyed your business?

Since the introduction of Stage 4 restrictions in Melbourne, many have accused Dan Andrews of “destroying their business”. If you continue to think this way, you won’t disappoint yourself. Your…