Queensland University of Technology

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is an Australian university with an emphasis on real-world courses and applied research. Based in Brisbane with strong global connections, it has 40,000 students, including 6,000 from overseas.

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Needles have now been found in six different brands of strawberries, as well as apples and bananas, suggesting the possibility of copycat crimes. Erik Anderson/AAP

Strawberry sabotage: what are copycat crimes and who commits them?

Copycat criminals are inspired by media depictions of previous crimes. But they also have to have a criminal mindset to start with.
Many early education and care workers earn little above the minimum wage. www.shutterstock.com

Why Australia should invest in paying early childhood educators a liveable wage

Valuing the skills and contributions of our educators and reversing the high rates of turnover is critical and can only be achieved through fair pay and rewards.
The on-paper designs for furniture belong to the designer, just like any other artists. But things get more complicated when designs become physical objects. Shutterstock

Explainer: can you copyright furniture?

How are furniture designers protected by law, and what is an 'original design' when aesthetics meets functionality?
Many people take Uber not just because they want a ride, but because they want to contribute to a social good. Shutterstock

The same but different: what passengers like about Uber

Discussions with Uber riders bring out a wide range of opinions about the platform, especially when it comes to ethics.
The Department of Home Affairs argues this new framework will not compel communications providers to build systemic weaknesses or vulnerabilities into their systems. Mick Tsikas/AAP

The devil is in the detail of government bill to enable access to communications data

The broad and ill-defined new powers outlined in the government's new telecommunications bill are neither necessary nor proportionate – and contain significant scope for abuse.
An example of how routines can limit innovation is classes and terms that run for a set time, which limits the flexibility of educators and students. Shutterstock

Your colleagues are not dinosaurs – it’s workplace routines that make innovation difficult

Everyday routines help individuals and organisations work efficiently, but can also be one of the biggest obstacles to innovation. Here's a five-point plan for implementing innovations.
Health information is an attractive target for offenders. Tammy54/Shutterstock

What could a My Health Record data breach look like?

Concerns about the scheme have prompted some Australians – including Liberal MP Tim Wilson and former Queensland premier Campbell Newman – to opt out.

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