New site for relaunched Government News

The new Government News website compliments the editorial team’s focus on original news and in-depth features. 

Since 1981, Government News has been providing independent and objective news and informed analysis and opinion on all three levels of government.

Today we’re delighted to unveil the latest iteration of this veteran publication – a redesigned, contemporary platform that vividly displays our journalism and commentary.

The new site compliments our focus on original news and in-depth features. In recent months this has included reports on the ongoing issues with waste and recycling, governance in local government, the pressures on public transport and digital transformation in the public sector – to name just a few.

For the past four months our editorial and online design teams have been collaborating on this project with the goal to create a new platform to present our mix of short, sharp news and longer features.

Apart from the new look and feel of the site there are some important new elements.

For instance, the site can more effectively carry our long-form journalism, where we explore important issues in depth, often with lengthy interviews and drawing on extensive research.

We’ll be increasingly including multimedia in our reportage, whether it’s the use of audio, video or photo galleries. Given our articles often include lots of numbers, tables and lists, the new platform can better illustrate this type of information.

Our recently launched regular Spotlight feature, where we profile an innovative local government and their responses to key challenges, now has a dedicated space on the site.

We are also displaying our expanding stable of contributors, which now includes well-known procurement commentator Jonathan Dutton who is writing a monthly column looking at procurement in government.

In addition to showcasing the publication’s quality original journalism, the new site carries a range of innovative features such as our recently-launched Operational Report, where we explore a key service delivery issue for governments.

We wanted to create an online community, an active forum for debate and discussion. Our homepage now reflects latest reader comment on individual stories, and hosts a new reader poll on a hot-topic issue (send us your suggestions for future polls).

Coinciding with our new website is a redesigned Government News newsletter, which has been reconfigured to reflect the engaging journalism and commentary we have been producing.

We hope you enjoy the new site.

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