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Key to fleet performance

By Jane Garcia Don’t underestimate the changing role of the fleet manager. In the past 10 years, the fleet manager has gone from somebody who used to just look after re-registration of vehicles to a business manager within an organisation, according to the Australasian Fleet Managers Association (AfMA) executive director Marja Thompson. “The skills the […]

Preparing for a pandemic

By Jane Garcia and Kim Powell As anyone who works in an office or catches public transport would testify, influenza is a highly contagious virus. New strains regularly emerge and make the prospect of wide-scale vaccination rather difficult. The regular garden-variety flu usually strikes infants and the elderly the hardest, however this is not always […]

Brisbane’s project management first

By Jane Garcia In the May edition of Government News magazine we reported on Australian Government plans to widen the use of Gateway reviews to monitor program and project management, especially in IT (Volume 26, Issue 4, Doorway to success, page 11). Brisbane City Council  (BCC) was the first local government in Australia and one […]

Full and proper disclosure

By Kim Powell in Sydney The NSW Government has released updated guidelines regarding the declaration of all pecuniary interests at council meetings. The announcement was made by the Minister for Local Government Kerry Hickey at the NSW Shires Association annual conference held in Sydney in June. Mr Hickey told delegates that in recent cases, the […]

Spend it sensibly

By Jane Garcia No matter how hard you try does there always ends up being some mouldy green thing in the back of your refrigerator that might have started life as a fruit or vegetable? Or do you find yourself buying yet another bottle of conditioner when you already have two or three at home? […]

Healthy living

By Kim Powell Seven million Australians are overweight, and two million of us are obese. Our well-rounded figures indicate that two in three Australian males aged over the age of 25 are now overweight, and physical activity is the second biggest risk factor for disease in this country, second only to tobacco smoking. The financial […]

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