Archived News for Professionals in State Government
The Tasmanian State Tax review Panel has announced its decision to discontinue its formal taxation review process due to the ‘limited ability to reform State taxation in the current economic environment.’
The proposal to discontinue the Review at this point was initiated by the Treasurer, Lara Giddings, and Shadow Treasurer Peter Gutwein who were both concerned about spending more taxpayers money on a process, the outcomes of which had little prospect of implementation due to the difficult economic and budget circumstances faced by the State.
The decision was supported by all panel members, with the State Greens agreeing to discontinue the reform process.
The Queensland Government is planning to implement nest egg legislation that will see Queensland children born after July 1, 2012 earn a trust fund valued between $7800 and $9500 by the time they turn 18.
The Victorian Government has released its 2011 Infrastructure Australia priority list, outlining a platform to begin addressing Victoria's infrastructure backlog.
The Tasmanian Government has tabled legislation before State Parliament that aims to increase transparency and certainty for local government rates in Tasmania.
The Victorian Government has announced it will only make use of the state’s recently constructed north-south water pipeline in times of ‘critical human need’.
The New South Wales Greens have urged greater attention to be paid for the state’s rural rail branch lines after State Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon savaged the government for being ‘slaves to the truck industry’.
Mining giant BHP Billiton has announced it has finalised an agreement with the Western Australian Government that will see increases to the the royalty rate payable to the State for its iron ore Fines product.
The South Australian Government has announced the formation of a new urban development authority which will be tasked with overseeing all urban renewal projects from their outset.
The Federal and Victorian governments have announced local governments rebuilding from the effects of the 2009 bushfire will have an additional year to claim funding.
The South Australian Government has opened a $16 million tender fund for SA registered training organisations, industry and employers to train job seekers throughout the state.
The Western Australian Government has released a progress report on the first six months of the State Government’s Skilling WA Workforce development plan, finding ‘good progress’ is being made on meeting the state’s current and future skills demand.
The Victorian Government has announced an expansion of its eServices panel in a bid to develop more opportunities for local ICT companies and foster competition in the provision of ICT services to the government.