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Plan for community groups to reduce power bills and their emissions

Plan for community groups to reduce power bills and their emissions

Community groups across Australia will be supported by a new Morrison Government program to lower energy costs, support local jobs and help reduce global emissions. Through the Powering Communities Program, thousands of community organisations will be able to apply for a grant to help lower their power bills. The $10.2 million program will fund up to 12 projects worth a total of $67,700 in each federal electorate. Grants of between $5,000 and $12,000 will be available to eligible community organisations, with no co-contribution required. The grant will assist groups to lower their energy bills by installing solar panels or a… Read more »

Wollondilly launches customer service portal

Wollondilly residents can now manage and track their own customer service requests online thanks to a new customer service portal launched this week. This will mean requests are actioned quicker and residents will be updated in real time as council acts on the request.  Once logged in, customers can also see if issues in their area such as fallen trees or potholes have already been reported by other residents. The system will assist in making Council staff mindful of problems which are causing the most concern in the community, helping in the process of prioritising work programs. Requests can now… Read more »

Hospital goes from paper to digital in five days

The digital transformation of Liverpool Hospital has taken a giant step forward with the launch of an Electronic Medication Management System (eMeds).  This is the latest milestone in the state wide rollout of eMeds, led by the state’s digital health agency – eHealth NSW. More than 3,000 staff have received training to use the specialised system which replaces paper charts with an electronic medication record. Liverpool Hospital general manager Karen McMenamin said electronic records had been opened millions of times since the new system went live in October. “We transitioned from paper to electronic medication management in five days, which… Read more »

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Government offers grants for cost of data retention

The Australian Government has announced the opening of a grants program to provide up to $128.4 million to assist the telecommunications industry with the upfront costs of meeting their data retention obligations. The announcement came via a joint media release by Federal infrastructure minister Warren Truss and his Communications counterpart MitchRead more »


Research and development payoff is better roads everywhere

From pesky potholes to dangerous ruts, erosion and plain old hard-wearing have long plagued roads across regional and urban Australia. But now  Aussie company Global Road Technology (GRT) has developed an innovative and extremely successful solution being utilised all over the world. Founded just three years ago, the Australian roadRead more »


These new printers have it all covered

Konica Minolta Business Solutions has launched two new office colour multifunction printers (MFP), bizhub C368 and bizhub C308, both of which feature the most advanced wireless, mobile, and cloud technology for users to easily print whenever, and wherever they like. “As mobility plays an increasing role in today’s office, peopleRead more »


E-solutions way to go for e-commerce

It’s an ironic fact that the end result of e-commerce is invariably something delivered in a cardboard box or an envelope with a printed packing slip detailing the order. While this remains true for CraftOnline, one of Australia’s largest online craft products retailer, the application of sophisticated digital solutions toRead more »

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We love devices that connect us to the world

Three quarters of us are self confessed multi-screeners, with an increasing number planning on investing in new electronic devices in the next 12 months according to new research released by Origin and Ipsos Research Australia. The Origin Energy Essentials Report shows that personal electronic devices continue to be among ourRead more »

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Mapping and reporting app is bad news for feral cats

Feral cats are in the spotlight with the release of a feral cat mapping and reporting app called FeralCatScan. Launched as part of the Threatened Species Summit, the app was developed by the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre with funding support from the Australian Government Department of the Environment. PeterRead more »

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Data dictionary to give road transport a boost

Transport Certification Australia’s recent Telematics Data Dictionary stands to act as a catalyst for the uptake of information and communications technology within the Australian road transport industry. The dictionary provides software developers and fleet managers with a common language, boosting integration between telematics systems – such as Isuzu’s Connect, andRead more »


Smart move on emergency app

Emergency services have launched the Windows version of the Emergency+app making it available to more than 98 per cent of smartphone users. The Minister for Justice, Michael Keenan launched the app at the NSW Ambulance headquarters today. The app was first introduced in December 2013 for iOS and Android devicesRead more »


Animal pests fight goes digital

A new online pest animal toolkit from the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre (IA CRC) is a one stop shop of practical knowledge to arm rural property owners from Rossmore to Wedderburn with the information and connections they need to combat pest animals. IA CRC digital communications manager Keryn LapidgeRead more »


Stonebridge set to boost digital capabilities

Stonebridge Systems has appointed former M&C Saatchi Group Operations Director Marc van den Berg to the role of Head of Digital. His main goal will be to further develop Stonebridge’s digital capabilities, especially in the areas of strategy and UX consulting, building upon the highly valued technical services currently providedRead more »

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