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Top bureaucrat, public servants, kept out of loop in massive Melbourne rail project

The public sector was marginalised as consultants steered the early development of Melbourne’s SRL.

NDIA staffer charged after data breach

The National Disability Insurance Agency has apologised for a data breach involving the personal information of NDIS participants.

Victorian spending on consultants blows out despite reduction targets

The Victorian government spent $561 million on consultants and $11.1 billion on contractors in the last four years.

Survey reveals most and least trusted public services

A survey by the APSC has revealed Australia's most and least trusted public services.

Online tool supports investment in green hydrogen, iron and steel

An online tool created to support investment in Australian resource development has been extended to include green hydrogen, iron and steel. 

NSW to force councils’ hand on residential density

The NSW government will introduce reforms that override council planning powers in low and medium density areas.

Rosemary Kayess appointed new Disability Discrimination Commissioner

Human rights lawyer Rosemary Kayess is Australia’s next Disability Discrimination Commissioner.

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Getting strategic about capital planning

Capital planning is about identifying and prioritising infrastructure and asset needs over a medium to long term period. For councils, it’s an indispensable tool for ensuring you can meet the needs of your communities in a sustainable and affordable way.


That’s using plastic for good

The Plastics Industry Pipe Association of Australia (PIPA) was founded in 1999 and are the peak industry body representing manufacturers and suppliers of plastics pipe and fittings, plastic resin suppliers, fabricators, pipeline installations, rubber seal ring manufacturers along with training and certification bodies.


How the public sector is cultivating a new breed of leaders

The new, digitally aware public sector leader isn’t simply a technical expert, but an agent of change.



Playing to our strengths

Australia must “play to its strengths” and utilise its current energy assets to reduce emissions, ensuring consumers aren’t left picking up the tab from the transition to a clean energy economy.