That was the year that was – Goodbye to 2017

The diversity of the stories we cover in Government News never ceases to amaze. We try to stay away from the politics – that gets enough coverage in the mainstream media – which means we often look at topics that don’t get a lot of coverage elsewhere. We thought one way of taking a perspective […]

Tasmania must sell its assets, says leading economist

Saul Eslake – ‘Sell the farm’ The Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI) has released a major report that recommends selling or leasing the State’s government business enterprises (GBEs) and other state owned companies. The report was written by leading economist Saul Eslake, himself a Tasmanian. “Selling or leasing one or more of TasNetworks, […]

Lake Macquarie and Ryde win council awards

Lake Macquarie City Council has won the inaugural Local Council of the Year Award at the 2017 NSW Sports Awards for excellence and innovation in the promotion of sport and active recreation. Lake Macquarie’s Acting Manager Community Planning, Wes Hain, said his council recognises the significant role quality sport and recreation facilities play in building […]

Stadium mania in NSW – Opinion

It’s nearly 20 years old – pull it down! The NSW Government will demolish two large stadiums and replace them with two large stadiums, at a cost of over $2 billion. The stadiums aren’t very old. Stadium Australia was built for the Sydney Olympics less than 20 years ago. It is now named after a […]

Australia’s ‘brand’ at risk

Famous sports teams and individual sportsman are increasingly referred to as ‘brands’. In a celebrity-driven world where most money comes from corporate sponsorship, this makes sense. It also works for countries. Brand value is determined by the size of the economy, but also by such factors as the quality and volume of goods and services, […]

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