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Councils encouraged to adopt Austrade Australian Nation Brand

Local councils who adopt the Australian Nation brand can use it to promote their regions, products and services domestically and overseas, Austrade says.

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 […]

Bowler’s second spell as local government minister

By Jane Garcia John Bowler has been returned responsibility for the local government portfolio in Western Australia – a move welcomed by the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA) following tension with the State Government over proposed changes to local government election processes last year. Mr Bowler was first appointed Minister for Local Government in […]

Report finds landfill levies lopsided

By Adam Coleman The Productivity Commission has concluded its report into waste generation and resource efficiency in which it has criticised the use of landfill levies to achieve waste diversion targets and raise revenue. The report argues that landfill levies send the wrong price signals to users and increase the incentive to illegally dump waste. […]

Don’t judge a book by its cover

By Jane Garcia Lismore residents have been encouraged to challenge stereotypes and engage in conversation with diverse members of the community at the launch of Australia’s first Living Library in November last year. The ‘books’ in the Living Library are actually people representing groups in the community who may experience some kind of negative stereotyping […]

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Innovation delivers justice

Young people in the justice system are better connected with support thanks to an innovative partnership between the not-for-profit, public, and private sectors.

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.