New editor for Government News

The Intermedia Group has announced the appointment of Darragh O’Keeffe as editor of Government News ahead of a major revamp of the publication.

Adelaide expands GigCity fibre network

GigCity Adelaide has announced a major expansion of its 1 Gigabit/sec fibre optic network. There will be 16 additional innovation precincts added to the $7.6 million network. The new precincts are located across Adelaide’s metropolitan area, including seven in the north, six in the CBD and one each in the west and south of Adelaide. […]

Technology brings better customer service to government

Rapidly advancing technology is opening new doors to convenience, speed, and transparency for private-sector customers. New devices and techniques are pushing the boundaries of what is possible. But these benefits are often not realised in government, where tight budgets are making it difficult for the public sector to deliver services of a similarly high quality. […]

Social media is mission-critical for government – Opinion

Citizen engagement with government has been transformed by social media. Social media has led to significant changes in the conversation between government and the general public. It is no longer one way. Previously people’s voices were heard only at the polling booths, but today the conversation is held in the open, and it’s transparent – […]

Social media an important government channel

Social media is now a major channel through which Australia’s government sector disseminates information. It is also increasingly important in other ways – as a way of measuring community reaction to government initiatives, for example. The ninth annual Social Media for Government Summit in Melbourne has heard from dozens of government speakers about how social […]

Government announces ‘world first’ satellite positioning system

  Australia will be the first country in the world to use new GPS technology that will be almost a hundred times more accurate than the existing system. The new system will enable a range of new applications, such as precision farming. The Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) trial is being managed by Geoscience Australia in […]

DTA calls for input on new Standard

The Federal Government’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has called for feedback on ways to improve its Digital Service Standard. The 13 point Standard was released 18 months ago. It is intended as a guide to help Government agencies ensure they build digital services that are “simple, clear and fast.” It has also been informally adopted […]

Innovate in the regions

Which local government areas are the powerhouses when it comes to innovation?

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