Tech trash dwarfs Sydney Tower

By Julian Bajkowski Sydney’s Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, has declared that the volume of electronic waste being now junked by city residents has reached the level where unwanted devices could be stacked as high as the city’s tallest building, Sydney Tower. According to the City of Sydney’s tall claim, its residents turfed a whopping 2,218 […]

Victorian councils demand CSG probe into ‘fraccing’

By Paul Hemsley and Julian Bajkowski Victorian local governments have warned that new bans on the controversial practice of coal seam gas (CSG) extraction through hydraulic fracturing (fraccing) in the state still don’t go far enough. The peak body for councils in the state has vowed it will continue to push for a parliamentary probe […]

Designers wanted for radioactive dump

By Julian Bajkowski The federal government has wasted no time in pushing ahead with its plans to build a highly controversial radioactive waste dump in Australia, issuing a tender for a consultant to design the new facility.   The Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism (DRET) has asked for bids to provide a report that […]

PSA NSW slams loss of OEH staff

Regional communities will be left exposed following the loss of 350 jobs from the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH), including 150 rangers and staff in frontline roles, according to the Public Service Association (PSA) of New South Wales.   PSA General Secretary John Cahill believes the 1.5 per cent budget cut across government departments […]

Councils still need to calculate impact of Carbon Tax

By Lilia Guan   While Federal Government legislation doesn’t require local government to pay the Carbon Tax, councils will still need to calculate the amount of greenhouse emissions they generate for environmental and budgetary purposes.   Technology vendor, Oracle’s JD Edwards APAC product management and strategy senior manager, Scott Ash told Government News there were […]

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