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Place Branding Australia set for Vivid return

Place branding can be a powerful tool for councils, and unpacking how to access it will be an underlying theme of this year's Place Branding Australia conference.

Guidelines tackle alcohol and drugs at work

By Adam Coleman WorkCover NSW has launched revised guidelines to tackle alcohol and other drug use in the workplace to help employers identify and manage the risks. According to WorkCover NSW CEO, Jon Blackwell,  the guide provides practical and workable solutions, and encourages employers to manage risks associated with drug and alcohol use by adopting […]

Johnstone Shire Council dismissed

By Staff Writer The Innisfail-based Johnstone Shire Council in far north Queensland has been dismissed by vote of the Queensland Parliament. Local Government and Planning Minister, Andrew Fraser, announced the dismissal yesterday afternoon (February 8), saying the council had been at the center of highly public allegations of in-fighting and bully, and had financial problems. […]

Gamblers urged to kick the habit

By Jane Garcia The City of Whitehorse in Victoria has launched a unique campaign aimed at supporting problem gamblers, and gamblers' friends and family. Break the Habit is targeted at the small number of problem gamblers in the area. It will involve campaign posters, flyers, brochures and other promotional material endorsing helplines and other services […]

Queensland council told: show cause or face dismissal

By Adam Coleman North Queensland’s Douglas Shire Council has been requested to show cause as to why it should not be dissolved, following two separate investigations finding the council to be often dysfunctional. The Show Cause Notice was issued to the Douglas Shire mayor and CEO in Mossman this morning and gives the council 14 […]

Avoiding the pitfalls of consumer fraud

By Louise Sylvan One of the core responsibilities of governments and their agencies is protecting members of the public from illegal activity in all its forms. While individual agencies or departments can be effective on their own, government is often at its finest and most successful when united behind a common cause. One such cause […]

WA offers grants for infrastructure

WA Regional Development Minister, Jon Ford has called for expressions of interest for the Regional Infrastructure Funding Program (RIFP), with grants from $100,000 up to $5 million available to support significant infrastructure projects. Part of the Carpenter Government’s four-year $80million Regional Investment Fund (RIF), MR Ford says the grants will assist in attracting regional investment, […]

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Acer emphasises local manufacturing in Western Sydney, uniting advanced security with innovation to support government operations. This strategic focus enhances quality, sustainability, and job creation, showcasing Acer's commitment to empowering Australia's future.