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Service NSW will launch a trial in the state's western town of Dubbo for residents to participate in using a digital driver's licence.

Digital driver’s licence set for Dubbo later this year

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Trial to make licences accessible from digital devices.

Both houses of NSW Parliament have passed legislation enabling the trialing of driverless cars to test their safety and integration.

Trialing driverless cars gets a pass by NSW Parliament

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New legislation allows testing for automated vehicle technology.

The City of Melbourne has created a new account with the Chinese social media giant WeChat in a six month trial to communicate with overseas business.

Melbourne creates a WeChat account

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Reaching almost a billion people overseas.

As people have complained about lack of access to telecommunications in their new homes, the federal government will investigate why.

Councils’ telco planning regimes under scrutiny

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Lack of telecommunications access sparks investigation.

Queensland has re-energised its targeting of rogue waste management operators from NSW dumping rubbish in the Sunshine State with stronger border patrol.

Rogue waste management operators on Queensland’s radar

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Border patrol to snuff out unlawful rubbish dumping.

Try UTS to boost your skills in Microsoft Excel to market yourself to potential employers and become a wiz at data entry work.

Ticking the boxes on Excel skills

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Boosting technical knowledge to attract employer interest.

Social media giant Facebook has given security lessens to elected politicians to help boost their online experience and protect from foreign influence.

MPs to be schooled by Facebook on cyber security

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Social media giant preps elected politicians on boosting their online security.

The new 4.0 Cities revolution needs a Circular Economy to ensure the sustainability and viability of more sophisticated urban centres.

4.0 Cities: Businesses need Circular Economy to survive and thrive

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Meet the Experts – How reuse and recycling of technology can help sustain cities of the future.

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.

The NSW government has recruited the former technology head of Macquarie, Damon Rees to help lead the state's digital agenda.

5 Minutes With… Damon Rees, Chief Information and Digital Officer, NSW Government

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Get the whole story on NSW’s digital pathway from one of the government’s top information leaders.

Coretta Bessi, former Chief Procurement Officer at NBN Co, chats to GovNews about how to effectively run a high level decision-making role.

5 Minutes With… Coretta Bessi, former Chief Procurement Officer, NBN Co

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How to effectively run a high level decision-making role in one of Australia’s most closely examined organisations.

Stone & Chalk's expert in residence Paul Shetler chats to GovNews about the state of the public sector and what needs to be improved.

5 Minutes With… Paul Shetler, Expert in Residence at Stone & Chalk

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What needs to be improved internally in the public sector? The former head of the Digital Transformation Office has the answers.

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…


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