Canberra on high alert for Security in Government

By Staff Writers Australia’s pre-eminent public sector security gathering is primed to attract record numbers of delegates from federal state and local agencies and industry in Canberra on Tuesday, as the annual Security in Government conference again sets out to tackle some of the most pressing issues challenging government. Having started out as a distinctly […]

Attorney General firmly spells out government cloud security policy

By Julian Bajkowski Federal Attorney-General, Mark Dreyfus QC has drawn a firm line in the sand over how government buyers can adopt cloud computing solutions by stipulating a comprehensive set of security and risk assessments agencies must now adhere to before buying externally hosted computing and data storage capacity. The Attorney General late Friday released […]

Referendum text released amid Coalition cleavage

By Julian Bajkowski The Gillard government has finally released the text of the proposed Constitutional amendment to give financial recognition to local government, with Opposition spokesman on local government Barnaby Joyce emphatically backing the case for change in the face of a fresh Coalition rupture on the issue. After weeks of intense horse-trading, Local Government […]

Federal funds put councils in hot water

By Paul Hemsley Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Mark Dreyfus, has launched a program to help local councils install solar or heat pump hot water systems in community facilities. Mr Dreyfus and Federal Member for Maribyrnong and Workplace Relations Minister, Bill Shorten, opened the Local Government Energy Efficiency Program for $24 million […]

NSW councils caught in carbon crossfire

By Paul Hemsley The head of NSW Shires Association, Ray Donald, has warned that state and federal governments need keep partisan bickering out of local government participation in the carbon tax. His warning follows a fresh policy brawl that erupted after federal Climate Change Parliamentary Secretary, Mark Dreyfus, accused state Liberal Party members of incorrectly […]


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