O’Farrell turfs NSW Finance Minister over conflict of interest

By Paul Hemsley New South Wales Minister for Finance and Services and the Illawarra, Greg Pearce MLC, has finally been sacked by the state’s Premier Barry O’Farrell following a fresh revelation of a conflict of interest related to his Cabinet position. In an terse and unambiguously worded a statement issued unexpectedly late on Thursday afternoon, […]

NICTA called-in to plumb depths at Sydney Water

By Julian Bajkowski Top boffins at Australia’s government-funded information technology research and development lab, NICTA, have been called in to help fix notoriously leaky plumbing at state owned utility, Sydney Water. A statement released by the two organisations says that under a new agreement, NICTA’s machine learning capabilities will be applied to try and predict […]

Key providers named in $1.3 billion plumbing overhaul for Sydney Water

By Julian Bajkowski State owned utility Sydney Water has named the first tranche of successful tenders in its $1.3 billion infrastructure overhaul slated to run from 2013 to 2018. The waterworks provider said today that it has awarded $500 million worth of contracts to “manage and deliver asset renewals and new infrastructure works for its […]


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