Telstra and Motorola to build Queensland’s wireless network

By Paul Hemsley Telecommunications companies Telstra and Motorola have formally signed off on a $457.3 million contract from the Queensland government to design, build, operate and maintain the state’s Government Wireless Network (GWN) in a 15 year managed services deal. The two companies have been in the running to take on Premier Campbell Newman’s GWN […]

Queensland councils spared big cuts in State Budget

By Julian Bajkowski Queensland councils have cautiously welcomed the Newman government’s second budget for the state, breathing a collective sigh of relief that local governments appear to have been spared much feared spared funding cuts after natural disasters and falling revenue receipts depleted Treasury coffers. After a tumultuous first year that saw massive public service […]

Queensland sells $1.5b of QR National

By Paul Hemsley Queensland Treasurer Tim Nicholls has announced the government will try to offload shares in its freight rail company QR National it says are worth around $1.5 billion. The government says the big sell-off is necessary to raise money that can contribute to paying down the previous Labor government’s debt. Originally, the Liberal […]


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