Police fight crime with youth attitude to technology using new iPhone

WA Police Commissioner says the roll out of iPhone 11 is expected as the younger generation is more in tune with technological change. The funding allocation from the McGowan Government means that frontline officers will be equipped with iPhone 11s, giving them access to crime reporting and evidence gathering technology at their finger tips. Following…

Significant funding boost for WA medical research and innovation

The future health and prosperity of all Western Australians is looking up, with long term health and medical research receiving a major boost, as the State Labor Government delivers on its election commitment. Annual interest from the $1.3 billion dollar WA Future Fund will be repurposed and used as future investments in important research and…

Technology Program to Improve Digital Skills in Under-Represented STEM West Aussies

More Western Australians under-represented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education will get the opportunity to boost their technology skills in a new State Government technology program. $70,000 worth of grants will be available for STEM education providers under the Digital Technology Skills Program, to help them teach skills to improve access to digital…

Scitech program paving the way for aspiring medical students

WA high school students interested in exploring their future medical career options will gain hands-on experiences, invaluable networking and insight through Scitech’s Future Health Professionals program. Running from the 14th-18th of January, students will learn practical skills like how to perform a renal biopsy, or close wounds by stapling, surgical gluing and suturing; learn about…

Whatsapp’s not so private: world-first legislation passed in Australia

By Cassandra Elliott Encrypted messages on services like Whatsapp are now accessible to the police and intelligence agencies in world-first legislation. On the last day of Parliament for the year, the legislation was passed with the support of the Coalition and Labor,after Labor agreed to drop amendments in the interest of public safety over the…

Main Road unveils new central hub for traffic and road management

Main Roads WA has unveiled its new high tech operations system today, and will be capable of managing traffic flow across the entire metropolitan area. The Road Network Operations Centre (RNOC) features sophisticated technology and improved data feedback to help improve congestion on our roads. Transport Minister, Rita Saffioti, said one of the priorities of…

Scitech celebrates 30th anniversary

Inspiring West Australian children, families and visitors in all reads of science, technology, engineering and maths has been Scitech’s mission for the last 30 years of operation. After opening on August 13th in 1988, by former Labor Deputy Premier and leading industry science and education leaders, Scitech has been home to important STEM education. Engaging…

Apple’s New iPhone a “Big Leap Forward”

Apple has unveiled its new iPhone the company describes as “the biggest leap forward since the original”. The technology giant held its annual keynote presentation at the company’s new Cupertino campus in California, revealing its immediate technological future. Mr Cook revealed two new iPhone 8 models, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus but the…