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Macedon Ranges Shire Council is a local government area in Victoria, Australia, located in the central part of the state. It covers an area of 1,747 square kilometres and, at the 2011 Census, had a population of 41,860.  It is home to distinctive mountain range of the same name, and the iconic Hanging Rock.  The region is popular with both domestic and international visitors, due to its natural attractions, wineries, and its proximity and accessibility to the Melbourne metropolitan area.

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has created what it believes to be the UK's first contract robot, to work within its Real Estate practice, putting it at the cutting edge of innovation in the legal sector.  The company says it will allow lawyers to focus on higher value work for clients.

ABBYY has announced its role in helping Rhenus Assets & Services – the Shared Services Centre of the global logistics company – to process up to 1.8 million documents annually in the form of incoming invoices, delivery notes, and many other paper documents. Following central processing and classification of the documents, data from incoming invoices are read according to business rules and then passed to the workflow-based approval process in SAP.

Macquarie University is migrating staff email away from Gmail to Office 365, due to concerns about data sovereignty. The university plans for all staff email and calendars to be migrated to Office 365 by the end of this year.

A move to the Amazon cloud for data backups is paying dividends for PFD Food Services, Australia’s largest privately owned fresh and frozen food distributor with $A1.5 billion turnover, 2,200 staff and over 65 sites across Australia.

Aiming to transform into paperless organisation by 2020, New Zealand’s Ministry for the Environment (MfE) is deploying OpenText Enterprise Content Management-as-a-Service. Based in Wellington, MfE is the government’s principal adviser on policies, laws and issues affecting the environment. 

RACT Insurance, the insurance subsidiary of the Royal Automobile Club Tasmania, has gone live with the SSP Pure Insurance offering and e5 Workflow solution after a 19 months implementation phase.

Information Management and Governance (IMG) specialist, iCognition, has helped Australia’s National Blood Authority win the J Eddis Linton Award for excellence in records and information management. This Records and Information Management Professionals Association Award recognises organisations that have achieved outstanding results through excellence in implementation of a project.

Victoria’s paper mountain continues to grow ever higher, according to a survey of state government agencies by the Public Records Office of Victoria (PROV).

The push towards digital government in Australia continues to gather momentum, with a recent request for tender from NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) for a Digital Medical Assessment Form another example.

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