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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.

Australia’s first Child Friendly City

Greater Bendigo in Victoria has become the first Australian city to be recognised as a Child Friendly City by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation. The designation acknowledges the council’s work to create a safe and healthy environment for children and support them in free […]

Prime Minister shuffles ministerial deck

By Staff Writer The Prime Minister, John Howard, has announced changes to his Ministry, including two promotions to Cabinet, three new appointments to the outer Ministry and two new Parliamentary Secretaries. Immigration Minister Amanda Vanstone will depart the Ministry along with former Minister for Vocational and Technical Education, Gary Hardgrave. Mr Hardgrave will be contesting […]

Report bolsters calls for water recycling

By Adam Coleman Figures from the Meteorology’s Annual Australian Climate Statement 2006 revealed it was Australia’s 11th warmest year on record. The parliamentary secretary for the environment, Greg Hunt, said it’s been the third driest year in Sydney, Melbourne and in Brisbane’s south-east catchment areas and suggested that major, national recycling schemes in Queensland, Victoria […]

Report calls for water recycling development

By Adam Coleman A recent report on water policy by the Senate’s standing committee on rural and regional affairs has recommended the development of water recycling plants to increase public support for recycled water. "The committee recommends that the federal government should commit to the construction of one or more advanced water recycling plants to […]

Australia hosts tsunami preparations workshop

By Adam Coleman The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) is currently holding (January 19) an intensive two-week international Tsunami workshop in Melbourne to train Indian Ocean scientists for future tsunami events. “This is about saving lives, not just in Australia, but throughout the Indian Ocean,” says Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Greg […]

Youth encouraged to Rock Enrol

By Staff Writers As bands at summer music festivals crank it up to 11, young people in the audience will be encouraged to have their voice heard by enrolling to vote. The Australian Electoral Commision (AEC) and triple j have joined forces on ‘Rock Enrol’, promoting electoral enrolment by 17 and 18 year olds at […]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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