Libraries need to evolve digitally, says new report

Nearly 90 percent of Australia’s library users think online library services are important, but only 61 percent are satisfied with the online experience they are receiving from libraries. That compares with 85 percent of the users are happy with the physical experience of a library. The finding comes in a new report from the University […]

Cuts mean a smaller public service must be smarter

The Federal Budget announcement that more than 7000 public service jobs will go means a leaner public service will have to find ways to do more with less. But speakers at the launch of a report on public sector innovation said those same job losses could become another barrier to change.

Training councillors to become better leaders

The Centre for Local Government at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) has lessons to offer on how elected representatives can stay well on course. The role of a councillor has always been a challenging one – balancing council rules, policies and procedures with the expectations of constituents who expect high quality service at a […]

Ku Ring Gai look at deals sought on UTS site

Plans for a major redevelopment of the UTS Lindfield campus are progressing with Ku-ring-gai Council and Defence Housing Australia negotiating an agreement for the delivery of community infrastructure on the site.         In 2008, the New South Wales Government approved under its Part 3A State significant provisions a major project for the site including 345 […]


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