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August 3, 2023
Testing and Refining Council Business Planning and Performance Frameworks

Centium is pleased to offer our expertise in testing and refining Council Integrated Planning and Reporting (IP&R). We have partnered and worked alongside multiple NSW Councils to evaluate legislative compliance and streamline their IP&R processes.

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July 26, 2023
Why and how to test your cyber incident response

Testing your cyber incident response plan (and how your teams utilise it) is a crucial part of its success, and of minimising the cost and impact of potential security attacks or breaches. Learn how to do it.

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July 5, 2023
Policies & Rules - a Pragmatic Approach

Who would have thought that one of the major international talking points this past week (at least amongst the world’s cricket playing nations) would be on the interpretation of Law 38 of the Laws of Cricket!! Read how this relates to the workplace with practical examples.

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June 29, 2023
Cyber Security in Local Government

The NSW Audit Office recently released its 2022 report on local government and highlighted many areas of improvement required of local governments. Read here for further insights and how Centium can protect your organisation's data and assets.

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June 29, 2023
Happy staff, happy life: How to ensure your mental health & wellbeing policies are supporting your employees (and business)

Centium has developed a Health Check to assess an organisation's approach to Workplace Mental Health and Wellbeing. Read here to see how Centium can help organisation's overcome a workplace filled with disgruntled and dissatisfied employees.

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June 19, 2023
Centium Congratulates Armidale Regional Council (ARC) and the other 16 Councils for Special Rate Variation Approval

Centium is delighted to extend our warmest congratulations to 17 local governments in NSW on IPART’s approval of their Special Rate Variation applications. Read here to learn more about the process.

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June 2, 2023
10 key elements that should be included in all Conflict of Interests policies

How can we develop and encourage the right frameworks and skills to avoid or manage conflicts and achieve transparency? Read more on the 10 key elements every Conflict of Interest policy and framework should have.

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May 9, 2023
Simplifying Fraud and Corruption Control

Managing fraud and corruption control can be a daunting task for organisations. The challenge is to ensure that your Fraud and Corruption Control System (FCCS) addresses risks relevant to your organisation. Read more to understand how Centium helps organisations navigate this complex terrain.

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April 4, 2023
PPIP Amendment Act 2022 – Mandatory Notification of Data Breach Scheme

In late 2022, the NSW Government passed the Privacy and Personal Information Protection (“PPIP”) Amendment Act, which will come into effect on 28 November 2023. Learn about the significant impacts and how this could affect you.

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January 24, 2023
PID Act 1994 and PID Act 2022: The must-know changes to key provisions

The new PID Act 2022 is scheduled to come into force later in 2023. The new Act is substantially different to the PID Act 1994. Learn about the major changes and updates.

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December 8, 2022
Service Reviews: How can NSW Councils meet their new responsibilities?

We wanted to see how our Councils are complying with this new requirement, so we took a sample of twenty of our clients’ Delivery Programs (2022-2026) to analyse the current state of play. Here’s a summary of our findings.

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October 24, 2022
How NSW Councils Can Overcome the Challenges of Developing PDPs for Elected Members

Centium has been working with several NSW Councils and their elected members to establish and implement professional development plans and report on their progress in their annual reports. Read about how Councils can overcome challenges of developing a PDP.

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