Place Branding Australia offers two days of informative workshops and inspirational speakers who’ll share insights on how they’re using their unique brands to stimulate the local economy, boost social cohesion and recover from disaster.
By Kim Powell in Sydney The NSW Government has released updated guidelines regarding the declaration of all pecuniary interests at council meetings. The announcement was made by the Minister for Local Government Kerry Hickey at the NSW Shires Association annual conference held in Sydney in June. Mr Hickey told delegates that in recent cases, the […]
By Jane Garcia No matter how hard you try does there always ends up being some mouldy green thing in the back of your refrigerator that might have started life as a fruit or vegetable? Or do you find yourself buying yet another bottle of conditioner when you already have two or three at home? […]
By Kim Powell Seven million Australians are overweight, and two million of us are obese. Our well-rounded figures indicate that two in three Australian males aged over the age of 25 are now overweight, and physical activity is the second biggest risk factor for disease in this country, second only to tobacco smoking. The financial […]
By Kim Powell Illegal drugs. It seems not a week goes by without the issue making the news. The South Australian Democrats leader Sandra Kanck stirred the debate in May by saying that the refusal to allow partygoers to test drugs at dance parties is counter-productive to minimising harm and that people will continue to […]
By Jane Garcia Does your street furniture reflect the values and aspirations of your community? Is it creating a sense of ‘this is a place people want to be’? Ian Dryden is an industrial designer with the City of Melbourne. For more than 19 years he has helped create and implement a range of furniture […]
By Jane Garcia Government departments and agencies have done well at tracking environmental and social data but not so good at turning this information into a well developed report which can demonstrate what it means, according to a sustainability reporting expert. Linda Funnel-Milner is the director of Corporate Responsibility Australia and the chair of stakeholder […]
Top CIO challenges for 2024
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While reflection on and even notable change to the E8 may be needed as we progress the Cyber Security Strategy and review key security acts, replacing this important framework would be a major setback.
The unchecked growth in digital records within APS agencies highlights a pressing need for proactive measures to avoid a looming record keeping disaster.
With 2024 now fully in swing, here's a rundown on what local government needs to focus on in terms of tech over this year - whether it's cyber security, staffing or serving the community better.In-depth
Plastics recycling has failed, according to an expert. Is it time to hit producers with a tax?
A Council-commissioned report suggests repurposing public golf courses for sports.
A new research paper proposes a framework to ensure the NSW government addresses risks as it rolls out digital identity.
Australians call for more payment flexibility from local councils
New research shows many Australians are frustrated by limited local government payment options, presenting a huge opportunity for councils to heed the call for more flexibility.
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Getting strategic about capital planning
Capital planning is about identifying and prioritising infrastructure and asset needs over a medium to long term period. For councils, it’s an indispensable tool for ensuring you can meet the needs of your communities in a sustainable and affordable way.
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Central Coast Council has recruited a canine team trained by Sydney Water to sniff out leakages in its water and sewer network.
City of Sydney’s long-time CEO Monica Barone has been recognised in this year’s Australia Day honours with a Public Service Medal.
Blacktown City Council has been recognised for excellence in community development by the Australian Institute of Architects.
That’s using plastic for good
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