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‘Tetris’ solution to save Finance $300m doesn’t stack up, audit says

Government claims that $300 million in savings can be achieved by a ‘Tetris-type’ plan to pack public servants into unused office space don’t hold water, an audit has found.

Self-driving buses just around the corner, expert says

Australia could be just years off from self-driving bus services, a leading transport expert says.

Time to review airport security, expert says

Australia’s airport security framework lacks coordination and is in urgent need of review, a leading security expert says.

Towards Zero: councils aim to eliminate road deaths

A coalition of councils has pledged to bring road deaths down to zero in line with a campaign from state and federal governments.  

Gaps in preparedness flagged ahead of bushfire season

Queensland emergency services are not fully prepared for a worsening bushfire threat despite earlier recommendations, the state’s auditor says.

Ropy numbers, misclassified contracts: concerns over government outsourcing

Public servants hope ongoing reviews will address increasing government use of consultancies, but analysts warn poor reporting will hinder efforts.  

Governments need ‘national agenda’ on ageism

Federal and state governments should appoint ministers for ageing while councils can drive age-friendly communities, a new campaign argues.





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