Taiwan issues ‘Yellow Alert’ travel warning to Australia

Taiwan’s Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs has upped its travel warning level for Australia to the medium level, “yellow alert” on August 13. Every state and territory in Australia, apart from the Northern Territory, was issued the third of five highest warning levels, largely due to an outbreak of influenza and a…

Australian Sarah Louise Branch pleads Guilty to US Border Breach

US BORDER officers have foiled an Australian woman’s plan to sneak her Mexican fiance illegally across the US-Canadian border. Sarah Louise Branch, 37, from Sydney, entered a guilty plea in the US District Court in the northeast US state of Maine to a charge of encouraging and inducing the entry of an illegal alien into…

RAIZ chooses AI-powered Cyber Security Versive for Financial Security

AI-based cybersecurity company Versive has announced that Raiz Invest, a mobile-first micro-investment platform based in Australia, is using the Versive Security Engine (VSE) to help protect sensitive customer data and comply with financial regulations. RAIZ provides customers with an easy way to regularly invest either small or large amounts in one of six portfolios of…

Africa’s (emerging) Agriculture leaders visit Southern Queensland

World-leading irrigation practices in the Darling Downs and Lockyer Valley are being showcased to 31 emerging leaders in agriculture from across Africa. The group, studying at The University of Queensland, is visiting the region to learn about processes and techniques that could support African agricultural production and assist with sustainable development. The Australia Awards short…