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Councils encouraged to adopt Austrade Australian Nation Brand

Local councils who adopt the Australian Nation brand can use it to promote their regions, products and services domestically and overseas, Austrade says.

Frankston tackles engineer shortages

Frankston City Council in Victoria has introduced an award-winning Graduate Engineer Scheme to address skills shortages in engineers and technical staff. The program aims to develop young engineers quickly, hold on to them and encourage experienced engineers to pass on their knowledge through a mentoring program. The three-year program rotates graduates through different sections of […]

Election website explores local voting intentions

The Local Government Association of Queensland has given its support to a new website,, designed to expose community opinion and record voter mood in the lead-up to next month’s (March 2008) council elections. allows seat-by-seat coverage of the local government elections and provides community members with the opportunity to post their thoughts in the […]

Financial investment advice for WA councils

The Western Australian Government has produced a set of investment guidelines for local government in response to the exposure of some local governments to offshore investments that have been impacted by the US sub-prime mortgage market. WA Local Government Minister Ljiljanna Ravlich requested the Department of Local Government and Regional Development develop the guidelines last […]

Paid maternity leave investigated

The Federal Government has asked the Productivity Commission to examine ways the Government can provide improved support to parents with newborn children. Any policy reforms in this area will be aimed at ensuring strong and sustainable economic growth, take into account Australia’s ageing population and the importance of early childhood development, and support families in […]

PPP to help build Queensland schools

Seven new schools will be built in south-east Queensland through a Public Private Partnership (PPP). Premier Anna Bligh says the Governemnt will seek expressions of interest from the private sector in building and maintaining the package of new schools in the Sunshine Coast, Western Corridor and Redlands areas. These areas were chosen on future population […]

NT Local Government Minister resigns

The Northern Territory Government has announced the resignation of Elliot McAdam as Minister for Local Government. “Mr McAdam has given everything to the tough job of implementing the important local government reforms – but we’ve both agreed it’s time to give someone else a go,” Chief Minister Paul Henderson said in a statement. “The Cabinet […]

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Innovation delivers justice

Young people in the justice system are better connected with support thanks to an innovative partnership between the not-for-profit, public, and private sectors.

Fairer Fleet Insurance with Geotab

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EasyPark ANZ celebrates 10 years of making parking easy

They say ‘Time flies when you are enjoying yourself.’ As EasyPark celebrates 10 years since the App first went live in Australia, attention has already turned to what the next decade will bring.

More energy solutions for industry

Thousands of manufacturing and industrial companies face the challenge of reducing both emissions and operating costs. Renewable gas could provide the energy option they need.



How local councils can achieve more with storytelling

Local councils must be able to engage stakeholders in a compelling community outcomes story rather than relying on complex data and technical reports alone.