Newman spruiks regional relocation for public service

By Paul Hemsley Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has talked-up the prospect of moving substantial parts of the state’s bureaucracy out of Brisbane and into regional areas in plans to entice half of Sunshine State’s population to live outside its south-east corner within the next 30 years. Dubbed the ‘Queensland Plan’, the long term vision aims […]

Toowoomba links to NBN rollout

By Paul Hemsley Federal Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Stephen Conroy has rolled the National Broadband Network (NBN) into the Queensland regional area of Toowoomba. The Toowoomba region is the latest area of Queensland to connect to the NBN after its first fibre optic cable was installed in October 2012. The rollout […]

Cloud computing lifts flood councils above waterline

By Julian Bajkowski and Paul Hemsley Up to ten Queensland local councils will soon be able tap-into new cloud computing infrastructure to keep vital technology systems safe from harm during disasters under a landmark local government deal. The deal allows the local governments to store and control data from remote locations to keep communication, operation […]


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