Local governments could be 60,000 workers short

By Paul Hemsley Councils across Australia are facing an unprecedented shortfall in replacements for retiring baby boomers with the local government sector cautioning it could soon be up to 60,000 staff short unless new talent is recruited to backfill anticipated departures. Around one third of the nation’s 200,000 local government employees are now estimated to […]

Councils going direct with apps

By Julian Bajkowski and Paul Hemsley Australian local governments are poised to rapidly become public sector front-runners in using innovative smartphone applications and the web to directly engage their communities in consultative processes on issues ranging from social policy to development applications. Over the weekend, the City of Sydney revealed plans to build apps that […]


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