Victoria’s $434m crime proceeds haul cops a caning

By Julian Bajkowski Victoria’s system of confiscating money and assets from the state’s organised criminals and drug dealers has been found sorely wanting by the state’s Auditor General after a new report highlighted a raft of operational and governance shortcomings. An audit of the state’s Asset Confiscation Scheme by the Victorian Auditor General’s Office released […]

Verizon boosts federal data centre capacity

By Julian Bajkowski and Paul Hemsley Suppliers of data centre services to the federal government are conspicuously boosting their capacity ahead of the May Budget amid growing expectations that Canberra-based agencies will look to various models of cloud computing to slash infrastructure costs and improve performance. Verizon, an entrenched player in the secure government data […]

WA turns around planning process

By Lilia Guan In a March report by the Property Council of Australia – Development Assessment Principles Report Card – Western Australia had its performance rating raised from one of the lowest in 2010 to second highest in 2012. The development industry says Western Australia now has one of the better planning approvals systems in […]

Opinion on the weakening confidence in NSW planning process

  By Aaron Gadiel, chief executive at The Urban Taskforce   Recently there have been media reports that Catherine Hill Bay residents, with the assistance of the Environmental Defenders Office, have launched a further legal action to stop a subdivision for 600 houses.   There had been a succession of legal challenges, on technical grounds, […]


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