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200,000 cigarette butts in Perspex (Credit: City of Melbourne) The Council of the City of Melbourne is making big inroads into a worldwide litter problem, cigarette butts. The council is running a citywide program to recycle cigarette butts into plastic…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
Local Government Twitter Day: Tuesday 1st August #YourRatesAtWork Local councils, stakeholders and communities are being encouraged to participate in Local Government Twitter Day to be held on the 1st of August this year. Using the hashtag #YourRatesAtWork, local councils have…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
Farming the suburbs – why can’t we grow food wherever we want? Jennifer Kent, University of Sydney Some local councils are more tolerant than others in allowing residents to grow food where they want. dscribe Food provides the foundations for…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
  Is it a train? Is it a bus? Well, it’s kind of both. Developed by Chinese rail transit firm CRRC, the smart bus or Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit (ART) can be thought of as a train/tram that is able…
Published in Transport
Australia's digital strategy needs major readjustment Ron Johnston, University of Sydney When it comes to digital competitiveness, Australia needs to step up and get serious about education. University of Washington/Flickr, CC BY-NC Australia ranks 15 out of 63 nations when…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
  Hate sitting in traffic? Prepare to hate it some more after results from a recent study show that sitting in traffic can actually lead to weight gain and widening waistlines. These results are particularly alarming when you consider that…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
  The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) has recently launched its latest and final version of the CoastAdapt online tool. CoastAdapt was developed to allow councils and other organisations better understand and manage the risks that come with…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
  In 2022 NASA will launch an exploratory space mission to an asteroid so valuable, it could completely crash the global economy. The asteroid, named 16 Psyche, has an iron-nickel core and contains other precious metals such as gold and…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
  New research from the Australian Regional Tourism Network (ARTN) highlights the important role local councils are playing in contributing towards Australia’s tourism industry. More than 250 councils contributed to the research which focussed on local government spend on tourism…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
  Last Friday the world was hit by the aggressive ransomware worm known as WannaCry in what could be the biggest and most widespread extortion scam do date on the internet. As of Monday the 15th of May, an estimated…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
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