Archived News for Professionals in State Government - November, 2012
The Victorian Government has announced it introduce sweeping reforms to the oversight of the state's building industry regulation to meet 21st century requirements.
The Queensland Government has passed legislative reforms through State Parliament that it says will provide greater certainty for the mining and exploration sectors.
The South Australian network of 19 new Marine Parks has officially taken effect, with the State Government welcoming the move, saying it will better protect the state’s marine environment for the future.
The South Australian Government has announced it will get an Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) by the middle of next year after the State Opposition lent its support to the Bill’s passage earlier this week.
The Tasmanian Government has unveiled plans for a $2 billion wind farm on King Island, a project that would see the State host the biggest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.
Adelaide will become the country’s first capital city to offer free Wi-Fi outdoors in the city centre under a new co-developed plan announced by the State and local governments.
The Queensland Government has introduced the Gasfields Commission Bill 2012 into the State Parliament, which seeks to formalise the powers of the Gasfields Commission.
The Federal Government has announced that Murray-Darling Basin communities will share in $100 million in funding for economic diversification projects to assist them in transitioning to a ‘more sustainable water future’.
The Tasmanian Freight Logistics Co-ordination Team has conducted its inaugural meeting, with members discussing future strategies of the State’s logistics and freight sector.
The Queensland Government has announced $13.4 million worth of project funding to assist the state councils deliver the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry recommendations.
The Western Australian Government has announced it has granted approval for the $1.8 billion proposal by Rio Tinto to increase and extend the life of its Yandicoogina Iron Ore project in the Pilbara.
The Victorian Government has announced ‘an historic partnership’ in the establishment of a new national aviation services precinct that will provide training facilities, maintenance, repair and overhaul services.
The Federal Government has released the long-awaited final Murray-Darling Basin Plan, with Federal Water Minister, Tony Burke, committing to 3200 gigalitres of environmental flow.