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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.

Having her voice heard

By Jane Garcia An involvement in community action lead Judy Maddigan into a career in local then state government and to her present role as the first woman Speaker of the Legislative Assembly in Victoria. Ms Maddigan says unlike most women trying to seek state or federal pre-selection, she was very lucky to have been […]

Leading WA’s emergency services

 By Jane Garcia Creating a climate of respect for people and what an organisation wants to deliver has been the key to a successful public sector career, according to Jo Harrison-Ward. The former executive director of the WA Police recently became chief executive officer of the Fire and Emergency Services Authority of WA (FESA), becoming […]

Doing it for themselves

By Jane Garcia in Toowoomba The coincidental timing of the Local Government Association of Queensland’s annual conference held in Toowoomba about two weeks before the State election could have left a hole in the program when state politicians were unable to meet their commitment to attend, and those that did were curtailed in what they […]

Inaugural awards commend Public Sector excellence in NT

By Adam Coleman ALICE SPRINGS, NT: The winners have been announced from the inaugural Chief Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Sector Management, which were held in Alice Springs last night. According to the host of the event, Chief Minister Clare Martin, the awards are designed to recognise, honour and celebrate excellence in public sector […]

Change of plans

By Kim Powell For most of 2006, local governments in NSW have been at loggerheads with the Planning Minister, Frank Sartor, over changes to the state’s planning laws. Last year, the Planning Minister gained the ability to declare a development as being ‘state significant’ and become the consent authority for the project. He says there […]

10,000 friends say take action on transport

By Kim Powell The NSW Government needs to make its vision for the future of Sydney more visible in order to stimulate the development industry to come up with appropriate kinds of development, says Robert Mitchell, chief operating officer of the Warren Centre. “What is really lacking is a visibility for the vision of Sydney,” […]

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Innovation delivers justice

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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.