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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 decided to apply for eSmart libraries accreditation to help ensure the online safety of the community members who use the facilities. “The digital revolution has brought with it many advantages,” he said. “The internet keeps people connected and informed, as well as being a vital business tool. “Unfortunately, it has also… Read more »

Customers should benefit from NBN rebates for poor service

New penalties will now apply if NBN Co fails to meet customer service standards. NBN Co (National Broadband Network Co) will be forced to pay rebates to retail service providers – such as Telstra, Optus and other providers – for poor connections, fault rectifications and missed appointments caused by NBN Co. Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor, who has welcomed the announcement of penalties, said that he would be pushing for the rebates to flow through as discounts for customers. “It’s important that NBN customers, of which there are more than 40,000 in Hume, see the NBN being held to… Read more »

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 a regional trial already in progress in Dubbo, and a metro trial in Sydney scheduled for later his year, driver licences will soon be added to the list of digital licences available through the Service NSW app. A digital licence allows you to view, show, update and renew your licence. There… Read more »

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2017-02-09 10.01.52

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 »

Angus Taylor has given the thumbs up to new NBN customer service standards.

Customers should benefit from NBN rebates for poor service

New penalties will now apply if NBN Co fails to meet customer service standards. NBN Co (National Broadband Network Co) will be forced to pay rebates to retail service providers – such as Telstra, Optus and other providers – for poor connections, fault rectifications and missed appointments caused by NBNRead 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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Get on board the Internet of Things or get left behind

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the next evolution of the internet. It’s where computers and smartphones aren’t the only things connected to the internet. As part of the IoT evolution, a wide range of standard everyday physical devices will be embedded with technology to enable them to also beRead 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 »

New research offers hope for people with impaired vision caused by cataracts.

WSU research offers hope to people with impaired vision

A team of researchers from Western Sydney University are on track to significantly improve the lives of children and adults with cataracts thanks to their development of a world-first process able to generate light-focusing lenses from stem cells. This discovery – recently published in Development and led by Dr MichaelRead more »

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Telematics trial could help save lives on our roads

Up to 1,000 drivers under the age of 25 will be given the chance to participate in an innovative NSW Government trial with in-car technology aimed at reducing road casualties across the state. Finance, services and property minister Victor Dominello and roads, maritime and freight minister Melinda Pavey yesterday announcedRead more »

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