Adelaide expands GigCity fibre network

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. […]

New public sector training academy launches in Australia

Adrian Renouf – “Australia needs the Academy model” Management consultancy PPB Advisory will next week launch the Australasian Transformation Academy (ATA), a new venture which it says will help government agencies “transform how public services are delivered.” The ATA is a joint initiative of PPB Advisory and the UK based Public Service Transformation Academy (PSTA), […]

PC Report on Government Services – Child care, education and training

PC Report on Government Services – Child care, education and training

The final section of the Productivity Commission’s Report on Government Services (RoGS) has been released, covering child care, education and training (CCET). Expenditure on CCET services is significant. Total government expenditure on the sector was just under $71 billion in 2016-17, around 31.6 percent of total government expenditure on service. School education was the largest […]

AMA plan for more doctors in rural communities

AMA plan for more doctors in rural communities

The Australian Medical Association has released a paper outlining ways to get more doctors into the bush. The ‘Position Statement – Rural Workforce Initiatives’ outlines what the AMA says is a comprehensive five-point plan to encourage more doctors to work in rural and remote locations and improve patient access to health care. It says at […]

Generation Y – Local Government Needs You

Generation Y – Local Government Needs You

  Local government has an image problem – not enough young people rate the sector as a career choice. If we don’t find a way to make our workplaces more inspiring, there’s a real chance we won’t have enough people to run our cities in ten years’ time. There are fantastic careers in local government, […]

They’re not demountable – they’re prefabricated

The bad old days – or back to the future? (John Slaytor) In May 2017 NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes said that demountable classrooms in the state’s schools are here to stay. We now know what he means. The NSW Department of Education has called tenders for the “Development of a high-quality classroom model for […]

Demountable classrooms here to stay in NSW

Demountable classrooms here to stay in NSW

More than 10 percent of the classrooms in New South Wales public schools are demountables, built and maintained by the state’s growing prison population. Despite the Government saying they are a temporary fix, its own numbers show the numbers are rising and that there is no clear policy to replace them with permanent buildings. Indeed, […]

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