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Camden Council’s dynamic new website hits the spot

Camden Council has launched what it says is a dynamic new website designed to connect customers with information and services quickly, easily and efficiently. The look, function and navigation of the site have been developed to optimise the accessibility and user experience for Council customers. “The website is council’s virtual customer service counter for the community for them to find out what is happening at council, how to get things done and to look up information at any time of the day or night,” says Mayor Lara Symkowiak. “The clean, simple look of the site has been designed to meet… Read more »

How data can help deliver better infrastructure

There are big opportunities to use data to deliver better infrastructure services such as roads to Australians, according to Paul Fletcher, the federal minister for urban infrastructure. He was speaking after releasing the Draft National Infrastructure Data Collection and Dissemination Plan (Data Plan) for public comment. “The Data Plan project is part of the Turnbull Government’s reform agenda in infrastructure, with the aim of having better data to guide decision making,” Mr Fletcher said. Opportunities discussed in the draft Data Plan include collecting road freight data for determining and addressing points of congestion for freight vehicles, and using telecommunications data… Read more »

Health system set to finally embrace the digital world

A project to deliver an Australian fi­rst, fully integrated data sharing solution which enables doctors and other health professionals to access vital patient information in real time is being launched today by South Western Sydney PHN (SWSPHN). Project iRAD, which stands for Integrated Realtime Active Data, is an online program that provides secure, timely and accurate sharing of patient information between health providers. Through Project iRAD, SWSPHN has engaged international vendor Allscripts to implement its leading interoperability dbMotionTM solution to enable providers to easily transfer and view information between the primary and acute settings. SWSPHN acting CEO Keith McDonald said… Read more »

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Camden Council’s dynamic new website hits the spot

Camden Council has launched what it says is a dynamic new website designed to connect customers with information and services quickly, easily and efficiently. The look, function and navigation of the site have been developed to optimise the accessibility and user experience for Council customers. “The website is council’s virtualRead more »

New plan calls for use of data to deliver better infrastructure, such as roads.

How data can help deliver better infrastructure

There are big opportunities to use data to deliver better infrastructure services such as roads to Australians, according to Paul Fletcher, the federal minister for urban infrastructure. He was speaking after releasing the Draft National Infrastructure Data Collection and Dissemination Plan (Data Plan) for public comment. “The Data Plan projectRead more »

health professionals to share patient data online to achieve better outcomes.

Health system set to finally embrace the digital world

A project to deliver an Australian fi­rst, fully integrated data sharing solution which enables doctors and other health professionals to access vital patient information in real time is being launched today by South Western Sydney PHN (SWSPHN). Project iRAD, which stands for Integrated Realtime Active Data, is an online programRead more »

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You get to choose the internet speed you want, says nbn

New research shows the majority of Australians (76 per cent) don’t know what internet speed they are receiving, with more than a third (35 per cent) of the nation unaware they have a choice in picking a speed tier when making the switch to a retail plan on the nbn network.Read more »

MP Jai Rowell

Website, app make it easier and cheaper to access hospital parking

Patients and carers who frequently visit NSW public hospitals will benefit from significantly reduced car parking fees under expanded concessions. And now a website and smartphone app – the first of its kind in Australia – will provide information on how to access the discounted rates. They are both availableRead more »

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Digital farmhand: robot could be game changer on the land

Greater Sydney growers will be the first to get a glimpse of a newly developed “digital farmhand” robot. A live demonstration of the low cost prototype robot developed by The University of Sydney’s Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) will be the highlight of an upcoming field day later thisRead more »

MP Greg Warren at the recent Science and Engineering Challenge at Thomas Reddall High School.

Why our young people face brand new challenges

Young people today face a completely new set of challenges in getting the education, training and skills they need to get a good, stable job from those faced by any previous generation, writes MP GREG WARREN: The days are long gone when anyone could leave school after year 10, enterRead more »

Tech Savvy Seniors program will offer sessions in Cantonese

Program helps seniors stay connected in our digital world

Technology skills are essential for anyone who wants to keep in touch with family and friends across the country and around the world. Covering basic computer skills, email and the internet, Campbelltown City Council’s free Tech Savvy Seniors program offers small group training at local libraries over four weeks, withRead more »

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Solar power growing fast in our sun drenched continent

We don’t need statistics or surveys to tell us that we Australians love solar power. Wherever you go in the south west Sydney region solar panels on roofs of houses seem to be multiplying like mushrooms. Especially in new housing estates, but owners of older homes are getting in onRead more »

James Wright, a bio-medical engineer with the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development at Western Sydney University.

Can we trust machines is something worth thinking about

Here’s some food for thought as you get ready to enjoy the Easter break: machines are watching us, they are listening to us, living with us and soon they will be living inside us. As the world comes to grips with an ever growing technological society, a question that isRead more »

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Beware of online scams landing in your email inbox

Have you been scammed online lately? The NSW Police Force is warning the community about emails circulating the state purporting to be from a financial institution. The emails claim to have a message for the recipient, which is accessible by a link in the email. The link contains malware andRead more »

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