What role, councils?
A new year has heralded a new beginning for many councils across Australia. In the Northern Territory, eight ‘super shires’ have become regional councils, which will oversee the local authorities in 63 Territory communities.
Geared2Drive takes to the road
Geared2Drive (G2D) is a pilot program developed to support young people aged 16 to 25 years in gaining their provisional driver’s licence.
High performing executives can often be described as natural or talented which can imply that their achievements are beyond the reach of the rest of us.
Intelligent debate on industry policy please
The Abbott Government faces interesting times in 2014 on the industry front. The critical question is whether it is willing to modify its laissez-faire approach to save Australia’s manufacturing and processing industries.
A catalyst for regeneration
Bingara, in the Shire of Gwydir, faces problems similar to other parts of rural Australia: declining population with resultant lack of employment opportunities; withdrawal of services to provincial and even metropolitan cities; and a difficult future maintaining its viability.
Grand dame of Hawthorn transformed
After detailed planning and a $17.9million, 16 month renovation, the people of Boroondara in Melbourne’s inner east recently celebrated the official opening of the Hawthorn Arts Centre.
In 2002, as part of Refugee Week celebrations, 15 local government areas in Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia were declared Refugee Welcome Zones. Now, almost 14 years later, 87 shires and councils across Australia have demonstrated their support for those who have sought protection in Australia by declaring themselves Refugee Welcome Zones.