Category: LFM

  • Letter from Melbourne – April 2024

    Letter from Melbourne – April 2024

    Welcome to the April 2024 Edition of Letter from Melbourne In this edition; Your copy of April’s Letter from Melbourne is here.Tolerance and the VIC budget dominate the editorial. I give a hiring tip on page 2 and we look at Anzac Day. Are supermarkets and their ROE really to blame? LIV in Adelaide, great…

  • Letter from Melbourne – March 2024

    Letter from Melbourne – March 2024

    Welcome to the March 2024 Easter Edition of Letter from Melbourne The Letters keep subscribers abreast of recent developments at local, state and federal levels. In this edition; Congratulations to the Jack Jumpers … Island Defended Cheers, Hans Please do not forget to update your subscription and please consider advertising with Affairs of State in…

  • Letter from Melbourne – February 2024

    Letter from Melbourne – February 2024

    Welcome to the February 2024 Edition of Letter from Melbourne The Letters keep subscribers abreast of recent developments at local, state and federal levels. In short, Melbourne News and Comments… Please do not forget to update your subscription and please consider advertising with Affairs of State in our publications; Letter from Canberra and Letter from…

  • Letter from Melbourne – January 2024

    Letter from Melbourne – January 2024

    Welcome to the January 2024 Edition of Letter from Melbourne The Letters keep subscribers abreast of recent developmentsinvolving government at a local, state and federal level. In short, Melbourne News and Comments… Don’t forget to update your subscription and please consider advertising with Affairs of State in our publications; Letter from Canberra and Letter from…

  • Letter from Melbourne – December 2023

    Letter from Melbourne – December 2023

    Welcome to the December 2023 Edition of Letter from Melbourne The Letters keep subscribers abreast of recent developmentsinvolving government at a local, state and federal level. In short, Melbourne News and Comments… Don’t forget to update your subscription and please consider advertising with Affairs of State in our publications; Letter from Canberra and Letter from…

  • Letter from Melbourne – November 2023

    Letter from Melbourne – November 2023

    Welcome to the November 2023 Edition of Letter from Melbourne The Letters keep subscribers abreast of recent developmentsinvolving government at a local, state and federal level. In short, Melbourne News and Comments… Don’t forget to update your subscription and please consider advertising with Affairs of State in our publications; Letter from Canberra and Letter from…

  • Letter from Melbourne – October 2023

    Letter from Melbourne – October 2023

    Welcome to the October 2023 Edition of Letter from Melbourne The Letters keep subscribers abreast of recent developmentsinvolving government at a local, state and federal level. In short, Melbourne News and Comments… Don’t forget to update your subscription and please consider advertising with Affairs of State in our publications; Letter from Canberra and Letter from…

  • ChatGPT – Our Thoughts

    ChatGPT – Our Thoughts

    When people talk about utilising ChatGPT or plain GPT – they are using Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools.  Over the past 12 months they have become part of the lexicon.   So what are they?   Courtesy of ChatGPT:  “Generative AI is a type of artificial intelligence technology that broadly describes machine learning systems capable of…

  • Are you aware of ACSC? cyber.gov.au

    Are you aware of ACSC? cyber.gov.au

    As a semi-technically literate person; or so I thought, it was great to attend a session organised by Maxsum Consulting. The topic was Cyber Security in the age of Artificial Intelligence.  A special guest was Dr Derek Bopping, First Assistant Director General, Head of Melbourne Office, Australian Signals Directorate. Takeaway Thoughts – With Thanks I was…

  • Thermal Runaway in Battery Projects

    Thermal Runaway in Battery Projects

    What is Thermal Runaway? Last week’s large battery fire in Queensland has increased the focus on battery safety as we transition to renewables.  We explain lithium-ion risks in this article and we highlight the added safety provided by lithium titanate batteries.  Thermal runaway is a phenomenon in which the lithium-ion cell enters an uncontrollable, self-heating…