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Govt releases post-Pezzullo capability review

Home Affairs staff feel burned out by constant change, a capability review has found.

Queensland council plebiscites delayed

By Staff Writer The Australian Electoral Commission announced yesterday (October 15) that  it will not be conducting council plebiscites in Queensland until after the 2007 federal election on November 24, 2007. Electoral Commissioner Ian Campbell says at this stage the AEC is planning to send out postal ballots to reach voters for the plebiscites in […]

NSW Government-owned buildings rate highly

By Staff Writer More than 80 per cent of NSW Government-owned offices rate 3 stars or above for energy efficiency, with 20 per cent rating the highest 5 stars, according to NSW Minister for Climate Change, Environment and Water, Phil Koperburg. Mr Kopertburg says a snapshot of energy performance and the status of water and […]

Close airports or face pandemic influenza

By Adam Coleman Recent experiences suggest border security measures will be ineffective in keeping out pandemic influenza and the only effective approach for health officials following an outbreak is to stop international flights from arriving. That is the view of the Australian Homeland Security Research Centre, a non-partisan think-tank on domestic security. While the influenza […]

Melbourne plans to half water use this summer

By Staff Writer The City of Melbourne has outlined an ambitious plan to achieve a minimum 50 per cent reduction in its water use this summer. The council’s $4.5m drought relief commitment includes a wide range of water saving initiatives to protect Melbourne’s parks and gardens. City of Melbourne Lord Mayor John So says the […]

Triple-bottom line housing project

By Lucinda Dean Latrobe City Council in Victoria has an award-winning idea to spark new life into the Valley’s ageing public housing estates while providing training and employment in building construction to the region’s long-term unemployed. The council’s “Our Future Our Place” project will build low-cost, environmentally friendly houses for private sale on vacant blocks […]

Council tells illegal posters where to stick it

By Staff Writer The City of Sydney will try to reduce the number of illegal bill posters affixed to city street poles by installing poster pillars where the public can legally put up posters for up to a week. The proposal was similar to poster pillars used in Paris and Berlin, the council said. The City […]

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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.