Free driving lessons on offer

The Australian Government today approved an additional $16 million to extend a safe-driving program for learner drivers – keys2drive – for a further four years. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen said the extension of the program, which follows a commitment in the 2017 Budget, would provide support for some of the most at-risk…

New Framework provides a picture of Gold Coast-Tweed Head’s performance

The Australian Government’s National Cities Performance Framework is the first official framework to track the progress and performance of Australia’s largest cities. Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation Angus Taylor said the Framework brings together critical data on key issues such as infrastructure, housing and liveability in an easily accessible online dashboard. “The Performance…

Opportunities open for small IT businesses

Smaller tech companies in Forde will benefit from changes to the Commonwealth’s ICT (Information and Communications Technology) procurement rules. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen welcomed the Commonwealth’s decision to target a greater share of its multi-billion dollar annual ICT spend toward small to medium sized Aussie companies. “The nature of technology is that…