VIC Auditor flushes out hundreds of government IT security holes

By Paul Hemsley and Julian Bajkowski A new report from the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office (VAGO) has revealed the trigger for the Napthine government’s sweeping government-wide IT security strategy overhaul after 11 government agencies were found to be highly vulnerable to potential cyber-attacks because of “inadequate” security measures. The Victoria government last week officially signed onto […]

NSW ministers forced to sacrifice Harbour Views

By Paul Hemsley The iconic views of Sydney Harbour once par for the course in the plush office suits of New South Wales government ministers are set to become a perk of the past after the O’Farrell government revealed it will be vacating Governor Macquarie Tower (GMT) to move a few city blocks downtown to […]

NSW Electoral Commission puts word on councils over DIY polls

By Paul Hemsley The New South Wales Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) has issued all councils across the state with the set of formalised words that are now required to be used when contracting-in the NSW Electoral Commission (NSWEC) to run their elections, referenda or polls. The circular from the chief executive of the […]

Boarding house clean-up for NSW

By Julian Bajkowski New South Wales councils have been put on notice by the Department of Premier and Cabinet over tough new mandatory inspection requirements for boarding houses that are intended to protect vulnerable tenants and clean-up the often criticised accommodation sector. A circular issued to councils by the Division of Local Government sets out […]

Elected officials responsible for financial decisions: Woodward

By Rob O'Brien New guidelines on council investments will ensure that elected officials do not delegate financial decision making, according to the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet. Deputy Director General (Local Government), for the Department of Premier and Cabinet, Ross Woodward, told delegates at the Government News Local Government Investment Conference in Sydney that new […]


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