Uniting to create technology partnerships

If local government used its combined power to solve shared operational issues, councils would be a more united force with key supply and technology partners, ultimately for their communities’ benefit.

Services in small town Australia declining

The Regional Australia Institute (RAI) has released a ‘Pillars of Communities’ report on the availability of services in Australia’s small towns. The findings are not good. The report is accompanied by a Report Card’, which rates how well Australia provides access to ten essential professionals for residents living in small towns across Australia. Access to […]

Reduced IT services panel is not a bad thing

By Lilia Guan   Special Minister of State Gary Gray has announced a policy that will halve the number of IT services panels currently operating across the Australian Government.   The minister said the government’s policy to halve the number of IT services panels currently operating across agencies, will be implemented over a three year […]

Tweed delivers mobile services

To meet the demands of tourists and locals Tweed Shire Council has created a portfolio of services that can be delivered and utilised via a mobile phone.   In the far north of the New South Wales coast, just shy of the Queensland border, lies Tweed Shire.    Covering about a thousand square kilometres it's […]

Govt defends service delivery in ‘remote control’ communities

By Angela Dorizas The Federal Government has responded to claims of poorly coordinated social services delivery in New South Wales’ second most disadvantaged local government area. A study conducted by the western NSW Shire of Central Darling and Charles Sturt University found that up to 46 different federal, state and non-government agencies based outside the Shire were […]

Save our jobs: public service

By Angela Dorizas The Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) has launched an unprecedented campaign to protect public sector jobs and services from arbitrary budget cuts. A key part of the campaign is a 30 second television ad which went to air last night, claiming that the global economic downturn had put more pressure on […]


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