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The New South Wales government has called for corporate tenders for the operation of the Inner West bus services in Sydney.

Sydney Inner West bus services go to tender

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Companies wanted to operate transport services.

Internet access will become a nice freebie across the entire Adelaide Metro network as public Wi-Fi will be rolled out after an EOI.

Free public Wi-Fi to be extended across Adelaide Metro

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Internet to be accessible on all modes of public transport.

A new street light benchmarking tool will be released which will help buyers and vendors with standards and specifications of lighting systems.

Solving the maze of LED street light specifications

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Benchmarking tool created to make procurement of lighting systems easier.

New South Wales government calls for federal government to create a safety rating system after slew of quad bike accidents on farms.

NSW pushes for quad bike safety rating system

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Calls to put accident prone utility vehicles on notice.

The federal government is investing in robot research for the Department of Defence for trusted autonomous systems in partnership with industry.

Defence investing $50 mil in robot research

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$1.6 bil to grow defence industry and innovation sector.

The Australian Defence Force will build and construct a new satellite ground station to help deployed forces overseas communicate home.

Defence gets $223 mil satellite ground stations

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Overseas deployed forces connecting back to Australia.

Mastercard will now be accepted at Opal Card ticket gates in Sydney ferries in a trial aimed to simplify public transport fare processes.

Mastercard tapped for Opal Card gates in Sydney

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Sydney ferries now the trial site for contactless fare payment.

US energy company Tesla will install the world's biggest and most powerful battery at a South Australian wind farm to boost energy efficiency.

South Australian wind farm gets a big Tesla battery

| State, Sustainability | No Comments

Elon Musk’s historic mark on Australia’s light bill.

ICT at school should get a makeover in New South Wales, according to a new report from the state Auditor-General's office.

School ICT not cutting it; upgrades needed

| ICT, State | No Comments

Audit finds new tech would improve student learning.

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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…

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.