Six month countdown to Gold Coast games

The Gold Coast is gearing up for its biggest ever event. The Commonwealth Games will be staged in the sunny city for on 4-15 April 2018. It will be the fifth time the event has been held in Australia, but only the first time it will be staged outside of a capital city. Both the […]

Queensland releases government technology vision

By Julian Bajkowski The Queensland Government has set out its grand vision for recasting how the state’s public sector buys and consumes more than $1.6 billion a year in technology services, software and infrastructure, confirming it will dump confirmed the longstanding build-own-operate model in favour of buying technology as a service. In a set of […]

Coal Seam Gas under pressure

By Paddy Manning* Coal Seam Gas was once hailed as a clean and green form of energy. But there are now very serious economic and environmental questions for both communities and governments hanging over the abundant natural resource. It’s called the energy ‘trilemma’ and governments around the world are grappling with it: how to maximise […]

Former Premier Beattie to take up $200,000 role

Former Queensland premier Peter Beattie has been appointed as Queensland's Trade Commissioner to the Americas. Mr Beattie, who retired from politics in September last year, is currently lecturing at a university in the United States but will take up the new $200,000-a-year role in Los Angeles in June. Queensland made a number of other trade […]


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