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Place-branding your way back from disaster

Place Branding Australia offers two days of informative workshops and inspirational speakers who’ll share insights on how they’re using their unique brands to stimulate the local economy, boost social cohesion and recover from disaster.

Report reveals Australia’s stingiest state for public transport

A public policy think tank has revealed the state with Australia's lowest per capita spending on public transport.

Army officer takes on top cyber security role

Lieutenant General Michelle McGuinness has confirmed her appointment as the new national cyber security coordinator.

SafeWork NSW referred to ICAC

SafeWork NSW has been referred to the ICAC in relation to the procurement of a silica monitoring device.

Victoria announces new Ombudsman

After leading Victoria’s corruption watchdog for the past four years, Marlo Baragwanath has been appointed as the state’s next Ombudsman.

Councils urged to push boundaries with ‘adventurous’ play spaces

Councils are being encouraged to design and deliver more spaces for skate parks, climbing walls, BMX  bike tracks and parkour courses.

Report calls for halt to Canberra light rail

A report argues that the ACT is being locked into a rigid, inflexible and expensive public transport system that is unsuited to its topography.

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Top CIO challenges for 2024

Kinetic IT is a leading Australian IT provider, delivering tailored solutions to federal, state and territory government customers including the Department of Defence, Australian Taxation Office, Victoria Police, Western Australian Police Force, WA Department of Justice, WA Department of Education and Qantas.

Australians call for more payment flexibility from local councils

New research shows many Australians are frustrated by limited local government payment options, presenting a huge opportunity for councils to heed the call for more flexibility.


Getting strategic about capital planning

Capital planning is about identifying and prioritising infrastructure and asset needs over a medium to long term period. For councils, it’s an indispensable tool for ensuring you can meet the needs of your communities in a sustainable and affordable way.



That’s using plastic for good

The Plastics Industry Pipe Association of Australia (PIPA) was founded in 1999 and are the peak industry body representing manufacturers and suppliers of plastics pipe and fittings, plastic resin suppliers, fabricators, pipeline installations, rubber seal ring manufacturers along with training and certification bodies.