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Ditch current rate pegging system, local govt professionals say

NSW local government professionals say the rate pegging system is restricting the ability of councils to deliver services.

Skilled women take the lead in WA

By Staff Writers The West Australian Government has released a three-year plan to attract and retain skilled and talented women in leadership positions across government agencies. Taking the Lead: Women in the Workforce aims to increase the number of women in leadership roles in the public sector over the next three years. In the Western […]

NSW councils urged to share resources

By Ian Neubauer Councils were urged to take control of their futures by sharing resources at a Sydney conference chaired by NSW Minister for Local Government, Paul Lynch. “Right around Australia governments are grapping with important questions about the sustainability of local government,” the minister told council representatives at the recent Strategic Alliance Network conference. […]

Mercury rising

By Ian Neubauer A working group established by the Federal Government to explore the viability of a compulsory recycling scheme for fluorescent lights is preparing to deliver its findings to the Department of Environment and Water Resources. Fluorescent lighting contains mercury – the most toxic non-radioactive pollutant on the Environmental Protection Agency’s list of hazardous […]

Creating the future

By Staff Writer NSW Minister for Ageing, Kristina Keneally, and Member for Drummoyne, Angela D’Amore, have announced that the NSW Government will convene an event called Ageing 2030 to plan for the opportunities and challenges of an ageing population for the state. Ms Keneally says the event will be held at Parliament House in October […]

Council Task force calls for reform fund

By Staff Writer The Strengthening Local Government Task Force is calling on the NSW State Government to provide a reform implementation fund to enable councils to long term strategic plan and develop asset management systems. An initiative of the Local Government and Shires Association of NSW (LGSA), The Strengthening Local Government Task Force was established […]

‘Toolbox’ to help councils see the light

By Staff Writer ICLEI Oceania, in partnership with the Australian Greenhouse Office (AGO) in the Department of the Environment and Water Resources, has launched a new online resource for councils across Australia – a Sustainable Public Lighting Toolbox. The website collates a variety of information and materials that had previously been difficult to access and […]

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‘Cyber security is everyone’s business’: 5 benefits of why you should integrate cyber security

With threat actors, nation states and the risk that comes from within, Chief Information Officers (CIOs) face a formidable challenge: ensuring up to date cyber security measures in an era of constant change.

Fairer Fleet Insurance with Geotab

With Geotab’s telematics solutions, greater oversight on your vehicles and drivers means more reliable data for your insurers. Armed with greater knowledge of your fleets, they can decrease insurance costs.


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.