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Concern over fall in councils’ Indigenous jobs  

Dramatic drop in Indigenous people’s workforce participation in local government is a result of changes to a key Commonwealth program, expert says.

Congestion measures among infrastructure priorities

Infrastructure Australia has prioritised regional road safety and smart technology to reduce traffic congestion among Australia’s development agenda.

Neighbour nightmares: chatbots to help diffuse disputes

Frontline agencies, developers and mediators informed department's two chatbots that aim to provide information around neighbourhood tensions.

New tools in bid to tackle drowning toll

Lifeguards on several NSW beaches will soon have access to detailed condition reports as part of a world-first beach safety initiative.

Streamline digital procurement, government told

Australia’s digital industry says ICT procurement processes still have a tendency to ‘replicate paper-based processes.’

‘Citizen sourcing’ to improve councils’ image  

Local government can substantially improve public perceptions of key decisions by engaging with locals through online platforms, new research shows.

Town turns its fortunes around with festival

A small Tasmanian town’s celebration of its unorthodox beginnings has boosted the local economy.  





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