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Depending who you ask, big tech is either going to save humanity or destroy us. Taylor Owen thinks it’s a little more complicated than that. Join him in conversation with leading thinkers as they make sense of a world transformed by technology.
 
‘Our State’ is a half-hour, weekly radio segment airing 1:30pm ACST each Monday on Adelaide's FiveAA.The program focuses on uncovering and sharing important subjects: the interesting, the significant, the future, the unknown and the things that are happening, right now, in South Australia. Each week, a wide range of guests discuss achievements, initiatives and events which highlight South Australia’s priorities.
 
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The Warrant

Centre for Criminal Justice Reform and Capacity Building, RSIL

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The Warrant is an initiative of the Centre for Criminal Justice Reform and Capacity Building (C3) at the Research Society of International Law, Pakistan (RSIL), an independent, non-partisan think tank based in Pakistan. C3 amalgamates RSIL’s capacities in research and analysis, policy formulation, legislative drafting, governance and administrative strengthening, statistical analysis, technological innovation, and capacity building to provide contextualized evidence-based solutions to crimin ...
 
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Nominations are now open for the 2022 Premier’s NAIDOC Award, which recognises the outstanding achievements of a South Australian who has dedicated time and effort to making a genuine and long-lasting difference to the lives of Aboriginal people in South Australia. This year’s NAIDOC Week theme is Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! - a call for systemic ch…
 
South Australia’s defence and space industries are growing at the speed of light. In the coming years, South Australia will be home to a number of major naval shipbuilding projects, creating up to 5000 jobs by 2030, along with thousands of jobs across defence delivering world-class cyber and systems solutions as well as intelligence including surve…
 
Australian Ambassador for Regional Health Security, Stephanie Williams, is back on the road to meet with Australia’s partners in the region and learn about how they have fared during the pandemic. On today’s episode, Ambassador Williams speaks to Armandina Gusmao Amaral, the Program Director at the Partnership for Human Development. Mana Dina is a …
 
On the season finale of Big Tech, host Taylor Owen discusses the future of tech governance with Azeem Azhar, author of The Exponential Age: How Accelerating Technology is Transforming Business, Politics, and Society. In addition to his writing, Azeem hosts the Exponential View podcast, which, much like this podcast, looks at how technology is trans…
 
Today’s episode features Professor Allen Cheng, the Director of the Infection Prevention and Healthcare Epidemiology unit at Alfred Health, Professor of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology at Monash University and the Chair of the Advisory Committee on Vaccines to the Therapeutic Goods Administration and an infectious diseases physician. He is also kn…
 
South Australian police officers are undertaking training to recognise the signs of autism and to effectively interact with autistic people, developed by the Aspect Research Centre for Autism Practice. As part of the training, police officers virtually interact with a number of different scenarios that could involve an autistic person, and encounte…
 
The internet is an ever-evolving thing, with new features and services popping up daily. But these innovations are happening in the current internet space, known as Web 2.0. The potential next big leap is to what is being called Web3 or Web 3.0. You have likely heard some of the terms associated with this next age — the token economy, blockchain, N…
 
World Health Day this Thursday, 7 April will focus global attention on urgent actions needed to keep humans and the planet healthy and foster a movement to create societies focused on well-being. After two years of a global pandemic, it’s a time to reflect on the fact that the health of our planet and the health of our people are inextricably conne…
 
The Governor’s Multicultural Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding South Australians who promote multiculturalism and increase understanding of the benefits of cultural diversity in our community. The Awards provide an opportunity for their stories to be celebrated and acknowledged at the highest level. The 2021 Awards were held on 10 March at…
 
A new advertising campaign, the first of its kind in South Australia, is targeting the over-representation of older drivers in serious injuries and lives lost on the state’s roads. People aged over 70yrs make up 13 percent of the population yet account for 23 percent of lives lost and 13 percent of serious injuries on our roads. In the period 2015 …
 
In 2009, SA became the first state in Australia to act on single-use plastics, banning light weight single-use plastic shopping bags. On 1 March 2021, single-use plastic drinking straws, single-use plastic stirrers and single-use plastic cutlery were banned. From 1 March 2022 this was extended to include expanded polystyrene cups, bowls, plates and…
 
Humanity has long imagined a future where humans could live for hundreds of years, if not forever. But those ideas have been the stuff of science fiction, up until now. There’s growing interest and investment in the realm of biohacking and de-aging, and leading scientists such as Harvard’s David A. Sinclair are bringing the idea of extended lifespa…
 
A fundamental feature of the internet is its ability to transcend borders, connecting people to one another and all forms of information. The World Wide Web was heralded as a global village that would remove the traditional gatekeepers and allow anyone a platform to be heard. But the reality is that access to the internet and online services is ver…
 
This Thursday, 24 March is World Tuberculosis Day. An estimated 9.9 million people fell ill with TB in 2020 and 1.5 million people died from the disease. TB continues to be a blight in the Indo-Pacific region, particularly in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Kiribati and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Papua New Guinea bears the largest burden of…
 
The speed at which the Russia-Ukraine war has played out across the internet has led to some interesting insights about how different groups have been experiencing and responding to information and misinformation about it. The West found unity across political divides, and the big tech platforms, breaking their long-held stance, have quickly acted …
 
The theme for International Women's Day 2022 is "Gender equality today for a sustainable world tomorrow." Women and girls in the Indo-Pacific region are at the forefront of dealing with the effects of climate affected disasters – from natural disasters to pandemics. They are also leading the charge on disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptat…
 
In this episode of Big Tech, host Taylor Owen speaks with Margaret O’Mara, a historian of modern America and author of The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America. Silicon Valley and the massive wealth it has generated have long symbolized the wonders of free market capitalism, viewed as proof of how innovation can thrive when it is not bu…
 
At the centre of the international response to the COVID-19 pandemic was a set of public health obligations called the International Health Regulations (IHR). The IHR is a legally-binding instrument designed to help the international community prevent and respond to acute public health risks that have the potential to cross borders and threaten peo…
 
To celebrate 2022 International Women’s Day (8 March 2022) listen to South Australia's Chief Scientist, Professor Caroline McMillen and STEM Footy Program Manager for the Adelaide Crows Katie Gloede discuss the importance of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), and how we can encourage more young South Australian girls to pur…
 
Do you feel as if you can’t get through a single task without distractions? Perhaps you are watching a movie and stop it to check social media or respond to a message. You aren’t alone; studies show that collectively our attention spans have been shrinking for decades. Many factors contribute to our fractured focus, including the processed foods we…
 
In an Australian first, a group of male koalas from Victoria’s Strzelecki Ranges have made South Australia their home, as part of a unique breeding program aimed at securing the survival of the species. The koalas have arrived at Cleland Wildlife Park and Adelaide Zoo where they join a group of disease-free male and female koalas, some of which wer…
 
The ‘show will go on’ is the official theme for the 2022 Adelaide Fringe, one of the most anticipated and captivating arts festivals in Australia. Hear from Adelaide Fringe Head of Programs and Development Jo O’Callaghan and Fringe performer Nurse Georgie Carroll as they talk about the biggest arts festival in Australia that has something for every…
 
In January 2022, the Ministry of Law & Justice proposed amendments proposed amendments to Pakistan's Criminal Justice Sector. Prime Minister Imran Khan stated that these "Massive amendments will help bring revolution in the criminal justice system and simplify the procedure for the common man in the way to justice." In this episode, Zainab Mustafa …
 
In the history of computers and the internet, a few names likely come to mind: Alan Turing, Tim Berners-Lee, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. Undoubtedly, these men’s contributions to computer sciences have shaped much of our modern life. In the case of Jobs and Gates, their financial success shifted the landscape of software development and the metrics …
 
Nicholas Carr is a prolific blogger, author and critic of technology since the early days of the social web. Carr began his blog Rough Type in 2005, at a time when some of today’s biggest companies where still start-ups operating out of college dorms. In 2010, he wrote the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction finalist The Shallows, in which he discussed h…
 
In this episode, guests Brenton Cox from Adelaide Airport Limited and Ian Miles from Artlab Australia discuss the delicate process of dismantling, relocating and reassembling the historic Vickers Vimy Aircraft to its new purpose built home within the new terminal at Adelaide Airport. The aircraft was flown by South Australian brothers Sir Keith and…
 
Join this episode's guests, South Australian Skills Commissioner, Renee Hindmarsh and CEO, Master Builders Association of South Australia, Will Frogley as they talk about the current demand for skilled workers in the building and construction industry and how VET pathways can be a great option to learn the required skills.…
 
Fruit fly outbreaks have been impacting Adelaide and the Riverland since December 2019. By December 2021 the Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) had successfully eradicated the 12 Mediterranean fruit fly outbreaks which were impacting Adelaide and Port Augusta. Join PIRSA's Executive Director of Biosecurity, Nathan Rhodes for an up…
 
South Australia’s most popular national parks continue to see a surge in visitors as more people holiday, relax and recreate in their own backyard. In this episode, National Parks and Wildlife Service Director of Regional Operations, Stuart Paul talks about what is happening across South Australia's popular national parks.…
 
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, not many Australians could tell you who the state’s Chief Health Officer was. In this episode we talk to Professor Brett Sutton, the Chief Health Officer of Victoria, who in the last two years has become one of the most recognisable figures in Australian public health. We ask Professor Sutton about how the Victorian …
 
People are divided: you are either pro-vaccination or against it, and there seems to be no middle ground. Whether around the dinner table or on social media, people are entrenched in their positions. A deep-seated mistrust in science, despite its contributions to the flourishing of human life, is being fuelled by online misinformation. For the firs…
 
Time and time again, we see the billionaire tech founder or CEO take the stage to present the latest innovation meant to make people’s lives better, revolutionize industries and glorify the power of technology to save the world. While these promises are dressed up in fancy new clothes, in reality, the tech sector is no different than other expansio…
 
One thing we know about the COVID-19 pandemic is that not one state or organisation was adequately prepared for a health crisis of this scale. So, what have we learnt in the last two years about pandemic preparedness? How can states and global health organisations put in place the capacities to respond quickly to a fast-moving threat, and to cooper…
 
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