Archived News for Professionals in State Government - October, 2012
The Queensland Government has released the Great Barrier Reef Ports Strategy, outlining the State Government’s approach to future port development and planning in the Great Barrier Reef region.
The Federal Government has hailed the passage of legislation through Parliament that locks in equal pay increases for 150,000 social and community services (SACS) workers.
The Federal Government’s amendments to the Water Act which set the provision for an additional 450 gigalitres of environmental flow for the Murray-Darling, have passed the house of representatives.
The Queensland Government has announced it is seeking additional feedback on environmental investigations into the proposed $4.2 billion Kevin’s Corner Coal Project in the Galilee Basin.
The Queensland Government has announced the membership of the Uranium Implementation Committee tasked with establishing the best-practice framework for the recommencement of uranium mining in the State.
The South Australian Government has outlined its response to the recommendations made in three external reports on potential savings and efficiency gains to the State’s health system.
The Federal and Victorian Governments have announced an agreement that will see the Australian Synchrotron come under the authority of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO).
The Victorian Government has released the draft Victorian Waterway Management Strategy for public consultation, which will form the future direction of the state’s management of waterways.
The Western Australian Government has selected a preferred corridor and operational model for a new 350 kilometre natural gas pipeline to be constructed from Bunbury to Albany.
The Western Australian Government has released the final determination of the appeals leveled against the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA) final report and recommendations for the proposed Browse Liquefied Natural Gas Precinct at James Price Point, north of Broome.
South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has announced he will personally campaign in the electorates of Federal MP’s who ‘don’t put their State first’ and support the Federal Government’s amended Murray-Darling Basin Plan.
The Northern Territory Government has introduced the Rail Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Bill 2012 before Territory Parliament, which, if passed, will allow for the creation of a single regulatory body to preside over rail safety.
The Victorian Government has slammed the Commonwealth’s recent amendments to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, saying it will not support any plant that allows for a 3,200 gigalitre environmental flow.
The Tasmanian Government has announced the number of councillors on six of the State’s councils will be reduced following the Local Government Board’s Review of Councillor Numbers.
The Federal Government has announced a further $1.7 billion in funding to deliver an additional 450 gigalitres of environmental flow for the Murray-Darling Basin.
The Victorian Government has introduced legislation before State Parliament that it says will support Victorian university councils and TAFE boards in responding to future challenges and changes to the industry.