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Stephen Loosley StephenLoosley at outlook.com
Thu Aug 12 22:28:16 AEST 2021

Australian Computer Society

ACS Information Age Newsletter

A word from the Editor

Dear .......

It’s been estimated around 20 per cent of all tech workers in Australia are contractors. Despite the critical role they play in filling gaps around the country, they just aren’t feeling the love. A survey of 1,700 IT contractors found they want to feel more supported by their bosses and a stronger sense of connection to their fellow contractors. What can employers to do help?

Australia has a new tech lobby group. Calling itself the Tech Council of Australia, the group boasts some high-profile tech heads at the helm: Atlassian CEO Scott Farqhuar; Tesla chair Robyn Denholm; AfterPay CEO Anthony Eisen; and Canva CEO Cliff Obrecht, to name a few. The Tech Council describes itself as the “unified voice for the sector” and says its mission is to shape Australia’s digital future.

In other news, a hacker steals $831m in a massive cryptocurrency heist but then starts giving back the money; how this year’s online Census fared; why brilliant women feel imposter syndrome; the perks employers must offer to keep workers; what happens if you can no longer buy ransomware insurance; and what the connected car means for the driver.

Until next week,
Roulla Yiacoumi
& the Information Age team

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