Goals set at COP26 are “lip service”, show “credibility gap”

The Climate Action Tracker (CAT)—which records and analyses global climate policy and action—says not nearly enough is being done to slow the effects of global warming. The COP26 climate summit draws to a close as CAT opens the floodgates, criticising government inaction and insufficient climate targets. According to findings released in their Warming Projections Update…

Robinhood data breach exposes millions of users’ information

Investment broker company Robinhood has disclosed they were hit by a security breach that exposed the personal information of millions of its users. The company had rejected a demand for ransom prior to the breach. Robinhood Markets is a financial services and broker-dealer company offering stock-trading and cryptocurrency services to over 31 million users. Users…

Neuron launches trial program to enhance rider safety

Neuron Mobility has announced they will be launching a new location-tracking feature across a six-month trial period. The company behind the orange e-scooters will be testing out a combination of features referred to as the ‘e-scooter brain’. The e-scooter brain—which is comprised of three new forms of technology—is hoped to grant Neuron greater access to…

IBAC hearings into public officials, branch stacking resume

The Victorian Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) is partnering with the Victorian Ombudsman to investigate allegations of branch stacking and misconduct by public officers. The investigation, entitled Operation Watts, has recommenced following three weeks of adjournment. Background The IBAC hearings are related to allegations pertaining to the conduct of both public officers and Victorian Members…

Prime Minister set to unveil Future Fuels Strategy for electric vehicles

The federal government will soon unveil the anticipated Future Fuels Strategy. The Strategy sets out the government’s plans to partner with the private sector, funding 50,000 charging stations for electric vehicles across the country. It is hoped this will drive reduced emissions by encouraging Australians to buy electric vehicles. According to the government, the Strategy…