Archived News for Professionals in State Government
The Victorian Government has announced its aim to establish an inquiry into identifying best practice policy initiatives for managing State Government infrastructure.
Victorian Treasurer Kim Wells has requested the Victorian Parliament's Public Accounts and Estimates Committee (PAEC) to undertake an inquiry into Strengthening capacity for delivering significant infrastructure projects.
Treasurer Wells said a key priority for State Government is to ensure that significant infrastructure projects are properly managed, delivered on time, and on budget.
The Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs has recommended that legislation introduced by the Australian Greens to end federal control over territory laws be passed by the Senate.
The NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell has announced that legislation will be introduced to Parliament to ban lobbyist success fees, over and above normal service fees.
The Victorian Baillieu government’s first budget has focused on meeting election promises, with hefty spending combined with a major cut in GST revenue resulting in net debt blowing out by $7.5 billion.
The NSW Government’s Special Commission of Inquiry into the sale of the state’s electricity assets by the previous Labor government will be headed by Justice Brian Tamberlin QC.
A report by Deloitte Access Economics has predicted that South Australia will become "a titan of the global resource landscape" but warns that its manufacturing sector is flagging due to the high Australian dollar and struggling to remain a significant employer.
The Northern Territory Budget has targeted support for small business, homeowners and infrastructure in a big-spending budget that is predicted to see debt blow out to $2.2 billion in 2013-14
All Tasmanian Government agencies have been asked by the Premier, Lara Giddings, to review spending on external consultancies as they work to find Budget savings.
The Queensland Reconstruction Authority has released its second monthly report into the damages caused by flooding and cyclones earlier this year.
Skills shortages are continuing to have a significant impact on business performance in New South Wales, according to the recently released NSW Business Chamber - Commonwealth Bank Business Conditions Survey for the March 2011 quarter.
New analysis shows governments across Australia are spending at least four times more on building roads and bridges than on public transport infrastructure.
The ACT Government’s 2010-11 Capital Works Program December 2010 Quarterly Progress Report has shown government expenditure for this financial year stands at $273.622 million or 34% of available funds for the year. This compares with expenditure for the same period last year of $180.280 million, or 23%.
An interim report prepared by the advisory committee to the Victorian Coalition Government, chaired by Michael Vertigan, has found that Federal Government funding, including stimulus spending and grants through Infrastructure Australia, has obscured the state’s true financial position, and that Victoria is currently financilly “unsustainable in the medium term”.
South Australia’s third Strategic Plan is progressing towards completion, following the release of the report of the Community Engagement Board.
The Western Australian Department of Regional Development and Lands has released a discussion paper for public comment detailing proposed tenure options for the rangelands under its Rangelands Reform Program.
The Australian Capital Territory continues to have one of the strongest economies in the nation, according to an economic performance report by the Commonwealth Bank.