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New laws limit ministerial directions to agency heads

The goverment says the new legislation will help rebuild the ‘gutted’ public service and restore faith in government.

PwC report suggests councils need help

By Adam Coleman in Canberra Somewhere between 10 and 30 per cent of councils have significant sustainability issues, according to preliminary findings of an ALGA -commissioned PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report, previewed at the National General Assembly of Local Government in Canberra today (November 28), which analyses the financial sustainability of local government in Australia. “More cash […]

Partnership needed to push the agenda

By Adam Coleman in Canberra While 2006 has been a landmark year for local government with momentum created from the Australian Local Government Association’s (ALGA) ‘3Fs’ campaign for formal recognition, fair treatment and fair funding, local government must work together to alleviate the ‘severe financial pressure’ facing local communities and regional economies across the nation. That […]

Launch of SCAMwatch website

By Graeme Samuel, chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Few responsibilities rate more highly for governments than protecting their citizens from criminal activity such as fraud. But the proliferation of numerous scams has made this an increasingly difficult task and an additional scourge that all levels of government have been forced to deal […]

Intra-generational equity part of ESD equation

By Jane Garcia in Sydney The Chief Judge of NSW’s Land and Environment Court, Justice Brian Preston, shared his views on the principles of ecologically sustainable development at a National Trust of Australia corporate breakfast meeting held in Sydney this morning (November 23). He spoke of the importance of meeting the present needs of society […]

Leadership answer to smarter procurement

By Adam Coleman Of government projects that fail, more than 50 per cent of those failures are ensured during the procurement process and leadership need to recognise they can and must do something about the problem. That is the message from Gartner Research managing vice president and former CIO of the state of Michigan, John […]

Innovation key in civil construction winners

By Adam Coleman The 2006 CASE Earth Awards has recognised the innovative construction of a variety of civil construction projects around Australia, from a cliff-side road project to the rehabilitation of a disused mine. The CASE earth awards are presented annually for excellence in environment and excellence in construction. “All of the projects had two […]

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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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