QLD councils hawkish on planning laws

By Paul Hemsley Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) chief executive officer Greg Hallam has warned the state government that councils will be keeping a close eye on recent reforms to local government planning to ensure that sure communities are not unfairly slugged with development costs. Mr Hallam’s statement follows the passage of the Newman […]

QLD selects ICT contractor

HR BPO organisation Talent2 International has been selected by the Queensland Government, through a competitive tender, as the ICT contractor resource manager.   The three year contract will see Talent2 take responsibility for the implementation and management of a Managed Service Program (MSP) across all 13 Queensland Government Agencies.   This program will cover the […]

Acer deals schools with 3G-enabled notebooks

Hardware vendor Acer has won a contract that will see the deployment of up to 65000 Acer Aspire 1830T notebooks before the end of the year, to secondary schools in Queensland.   The contract was put for tender by Queensland Department of Education and to supply notebooks for round three of the National Secondary School […]

Flood crisis worsens

By Angela Dorizas Communities across New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and South Australia have suffered from severe flooding, with 45 local government areas declared natural disaster zones. The flood crisis has so far claimed the lives of four people from the Queensland towns of Oxford Downs and Rockhampton, and Parkes in NSW. In Wagga Wagga, […]

Councils to receive record funding

By Staff Writer Local government bodies across Australia will receive record funding through the Australian Government’s Financial Assistance Grants program. Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, Anthony Albanese, said councils and shires in New South Wales will receive record funding of more than $605 million in Financial Assistance Grants in 2009-10, […]


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