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Cities across the world are modifying themselves to become 4.0 Cities, but what are they, where are they and what can they achieve for a local economy?

4.0 Cities – Putting the Circular Economy to Work

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Meet the Experts – How can urban centres give themselves that competitive edge?

The NSW State Budget 2017-18 will deliver additional funding to the Department of Finance as well as 24 more Service NSW outlets across the state.

Finance gets $2.8 billion in NSW State Budget

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Service NSW centres to be expanded across the state.

The New South Wales local government sector is calling for a stronger commitment to roads infrastructure in the upcoming 2017-18 State Budget.

Infrastructure support to rebuild crumbling roads

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Upcoming State Budget will be under the local government sector’s microscope.

Councils in Queensland have approved the measures taken in the 2017-18 QLD Budget allocating $400 million to infrastructure.

QLD Budget scorecard green ticks $400 mil share

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Local governments facing the next great technological challenge.

Local governments ask for funding in the upcoming State Budget to ease the burden on councils in ongoing costs for street light maintenance.

NSW councils call for $50 mil in LED street light funding

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Budgeting to make streets safer and more energy efficient at less ongoing cost.

Australia needs a significant reform of its digital strategy in order to remain a competitive and formidable force on the global stage.

Australia’s digital strategy needs major readjustment

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When it comes to digital competitiveness, Australia needs to step up and get serious about education.

The head of the Digital Marketplace from the Digital Transformation Agency has provided some new figures of Australia's biggest ICT procurement apparatus.

What’s the state of the Digital Marketplace?

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Find out where the federal government’s innovative ICT procurement platform currently stands.

Assessing how far Australian cities have come in creating smart cities for themselves and why they are putting citizens at the centre of their agenda.

Smart cities: putting citizens at the centre

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What do governments need to be aware of in the ongoing pursuit of digital saturation?

In a new era where drivers will be replaced by the driverless truck, an international report is warning governments to prepare to avoid social disruption.

Governments must prepare for a driverless truck future

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International report warns to avoid social disruption from job losses.

Cities across the world are modifying themselves to become 4.0 Cities, but what are they, where are they and what can they achieve for a local economy?

4.0 Cities – Putting the Circular Economy to Work

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Meet the Experts – How can urban centres give themselves that competitive edge?

As technology payment methods change, governments need to market the benefits as well as install the technology or else get left behind.

Evolving payment systems need a better marketing strategy

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GovNews Exclusive – As technology payment methods change, governments need to market the benefits as well as install the technology.

As services become more influenced by automation, governments and businesses need to be alert that changes are coming they need to adapt to, not resist.

Automation economy: what changes will affect you?

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Meet the Experts – The robotic/AI takeover is inevitable, so it’s important now to adapt.

Centrelink's fumbled debt recovery has received a deep investigation by the Federal Ombudsman, which was damaged through lack of consultation.

#RoboDebt’s failures – lessons for all government managers

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GovNews Exclusive – Federal Ombudsman recommends how welfare debt could have been better handled.

Bureau of Meteorology chief information officer Dr Lesley Seebeck gives an insiders' view on the complex information management of a prominent agency.

5 Minutes With… Bureau of Meteorology CIO Dr Lesley Seebeck

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Is it an exciting time to be a CIO? Find out what Dr Seebeck thinks…

The ACT Government's Brook Dixon shares valuable insights on smart city initiatives and strategies that put people first.

5 Minutes With… Brook Dixon, Director of Smart City and Regulatory Reform, ACT Gov

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What is the most important part of delivering a smart city? It’s all about the citizens.

5 Minutes With… Rodd Staples, Sydney Metro Program Director

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We find out how Australia’s largest public transport project, valued at $8.3 bil will improve travel for commuters in Sydney.

What are the challenges in transforming Sydney's urban landscape? Steve Driscoll from UrbanGrowth NSW fills in the details.

5 Minutes With… Steve Driscoll, UrbanGrowth NSW Head of CBD Projects

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What are the challenges in transforming Sydney’s urban landscape? UrbanGrowth NSW’s Steve Driscoll fills in the details.

Consult and collaborate with a broad array of companies for successful project outcomes, according to professional services company, ICM Consulting.

Superior consultation: what makes a successful collaboration with government?

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Meet the Experts – More with ICM Consulting CEO Yair Iny, who highlights the importance of collaborating with SMEs.

Australian Centre for Event Management wants to make creativity a big part of its pitch to event managers in its next series of one-day workshops.

Injecting creativity and innovation to public events

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Making creativity a significant part of event management learning.

Frasers Property was troubled by its outdated communications systems, requiring help from a solutions company to improve productivity and morale.

Optimising Productivity with Frasers Property: A Case Study on Collaboration

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GovNews Exclusive – How did an organisation reduce costs and boost productivity with interactive tech?

If you've used Service NSW, you've used payment systems created by ICM Consulting, which highly values speed and accuracy for clients.

Speed and accuracy: key to delivering effective solutions

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Meet the Experts – ICM Consulting CEO Yair Iny asserts the value in getting it right when delivering services to clients.

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