Queensland public servants could soon be working remotely if a trial underway in the state’s south-east proves employees remained productive away from their head office.

The Flexible Work Centre Trial began in May this year when the State Government rented space in shared offices at Southport on the Gold Coast and Redcliffe north of Brisbane.

The 12-month trial will evaluate the viability of staff working from commercially run offices. Data is being collected on the use and productivity of flexible work centres and the results will be used to form policy in the future.

Queensland Innovation Minister Ian Walker said the trial would cost $130,000 and the aim was to see whether the system worked effectively and saved taxpayers money. Read the full ABC News article.

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