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Innovation in the age of austerity

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There is an argument that budget cuts and reduced resources inspire fresh ideas; that austerity can actually drive innovation.

Sceptics, however, might think it’s the kind of wisdom that belongs in a PowerPoint presentation rather than the real world, but the Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) is doing its best to prove it’s true.

The state agency that works under the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government is a product of public sector spending cuts, formed from merging the Local Government Management Services Board (LGCSB) with the Local Government Computer Services Board in 2012.

Austerity was already a way of life within the LGCSB which had seen a 10 per cent expenditure cut in 2008, a trend that that continues today with 5 per cent incremental reductions each year for the new agency.

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