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Making the internet better place starts with kids

Next Tuesday, February 11, more than 150 countries across the world will help spread the word to mark Safer Internet Day. The day aims to raise awareness around the importance of working together to create a better internet. Here in Australia the Office of the eSafety Commissioner leads the way, encouraging parents and caregivers to “start the conversation” about online safety. “Safer Internet Day is a way of dealing with internet safety and is something parents, young people and the entire community need to commit to if we are to promote the positive use of technology in our communities, “says… Read more »

Disney debut adds even more choice to streaming options

A week ago, on November 19, Disney+ made a smashing debut onto the stage of the streaming services battleground here in Australia. This new service is adding to the list of competitors in this landscape and Disney has the background to support itself with the banners of Walt Disney, Marvel, Star Wars and Pixar which will appear exclusively on its platform. Competitors such as Stan, Netflix, Foxtel and Amazon are going to feel it with the incredible introduction deal on offer by Disney+.  So let’s take a look at who’s who, what deals are on offer and what are some… Read more »

Telehealth facilities in our hospitals mean better patient care

Telehealth facilities in our hospitals mean better patient care

Here’s another initiative that confirms that our hospitals and doctors are embracing the digital world in order to provide better health care to patients. State of the art telehealth facilities have opened in Campbelltown, Liverpool and Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospitals, improving patient care through better collaboration. South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) chief executive Amanda Larkin said the $700,000 project integrates the latest digital imaging, information technologies and videoconferencing facilities. “Bringing clinical minds together to determine the best way to care for a patient is so invaluable,” Ms Larkin said. “This is giving us real time access to imaging and diagnostic… Read more »

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Fresh look, new features of pet registry website

The NSW Government is launching a new and improved Pet Registry website to provide an enhanced customer experience for people registering cats and dogs. Public users of the registry will soon notice the website has a fresh look, enhanced navigation and a range of great new features. The upgraded websiteRead more »

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E-learning tool to boost the right of citizens to know

Transparency, trust and supporting open government are the themes for this year’s Right to Know Week. During this important awareness raising campaign the Information Privacy Commission (IPC NSW) is proud to launch its latest e-learning module Towards Open Government Information (TOGI) via a virtual event involving more than 10 NSWRead more »

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Local libraries ramp up online safety

Campbelltown City Council’s libraries are set to become safer places for patrons to venture online thanks to the eSmart Libraries program. The city’s public libraries have received eSmart Libraries accreditation, with the program officially launched at Glenquarie Library earlier this month. Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic, said Council decidedRead more »

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Digital driving licences on the way for NSW

Driving licences are set to be the next cab off the digital rank. The digital driver licence is the electronic version of the NSW Driver Licence available on your phone. It is planned for release across NSW in 2019, and designed to be convenient and make life easier. With aRead more »

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Launch pad smart business centre for Oran Park

New technology based businesses will soon have the support of Western Sydney University at hand with the establishment of a launch pad smart business centre in Oran Park. Camden Council recently agreed to sign a strategic alliance agreement with Western Sydney University to establish the launch pad for an initialRead more »

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Liverpool lands smart cities and suburbs project

A new project designed to help reduce congestion in our suburbs has been launched in South West Sydney. Data collected from pedestrian smartphones and cutting-edge traffic-counting technology will be used to track patterns of movement in a bid to better plan cities and build infrastructure where it is most needed.Read more »

Macarthur community groups are being encouraged to go solar and save on their power bills.

Get funding for solar power and save, community groups told

Community groups in Macarthur are being invited to apply for funding under the Australian Government’s Solar Communities Program. Liberal Senator for Western Sydney Marise Payne says  funding is available for the installation of rooftop solar photovoltaic, solar hot water and solar-connected battery systems. “Community groups which get involved will notRead more »

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