Archived News for Professionals in State Government - June, 2011
A new road funding agreement has been signed by the Western Australian Government with local governments in Western Australia to deliver more than $800 million across Western Australia over the next five years.
In signing the agreement with Transport Minister Troy Buswell, WA Local Government Association President Mayor Troy Pickard said the agreement was welcomed and would provide improved road funding certainty for the sector.
The agreement commits the State Government to allocate 27 per cent of vehicle registration charges to fund local roads which comprise 72 per cent of all roads in the State.
Tasmania’s draft Mental Health Bill 2011, which proposes reforms to the treatment and care of Tasmanians with mental illness, has been released for comment.
State governments are set to win more control over multimillion-dollar water-saving infrastructure projects across the Murray-Darling under a new deal being discussed with the Commonwealth.
The Victorian Government will establish a new advisory council for Victoria’s biotechnology sector, with funding of $1.2 million over four years to operate the council.
The Western Australian Government has shelved plans to expand operations in Fremantle Port after announcing the possibility of constructing a new port closer to Perth.
Queensland and Western Australia are set to experience a massive demand in skilled labour over the coming years, with 300,000 workers required to continue economic growth.
Legislation to establish Infrastructure NSW has been passed in the NSW Parliament, and the former Premier, Nick Greiner, has been appointed as its chair. Paul Broad, currently chief executive of AAPT, has been appointed chief executive of the new body.
Attorney-General Robert McClelland today announced Maitland City Council and Great Lakes Shire Council Shires in NSW are now eligible for disaster assistance from the Australian Government following last week’s flooding.
ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has outlined the Territory Government's priorities in 2011-12 across eight key service delivery areas, with 52 specific projects and 51 measurable targets.
The Tasmanian Government has opened the consultation period of the state’s ‘Reviewing Our Education System’ after the budget announced that 20 public schools have been identified for possible closure.
New South Wales Premier Barry O’Farrell has offered a redundancy ultimatum for 390 public sector employees who he says are receiving a full wage despite not being employed in the area.
The Western Australian Government has released the state’s Kimberly Science and Conservation Strategy, with funding of $63 million over five years.
Member for Sandgate Vicky Darling has been endorsed by Queensland’s Caucus as the state’s Environment Minister after the departure of Kate Jones from the cabinet position.
The New South Wales Government has announced its nominations of MPs to chair the state’s Joint Parliamentary and Legislative Assembly committees.