Archived News for Professionals in State Government - March, 2012
The Federal Government has announced it will invest $719 million to deliver improved primary health care and increase access to dental and allied health care services as part of the Strong Futures package.
The funding will be delivered over the next 10 years with an aim to improve the health and wellbeing of 65,000 Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory, which is set to include new alcohol and drug treatment services.
The Australian Government will continue to fund Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations and the Northern Territory Government to deliver primary health care services, which involves more than 250 full-time staff delivering medical, nursing and allied health services in 80 primary health care clinics.
The Federal Government has announced $8.56 million in funding from the Urban Waterways Renewal project to assist in improving water quality of the Swan and Canning Rivers.
The New South Wales Government has announced it will fund the employment of an additional 200 full-time teachers to target underperformance in literacy and numeracy across government and non-government schools.
The new redevelopment masterplan for the Royal Hobart Hospital has been unveiled, representing the largest development in Tasmania for 20 years.
The South Australian Treasurer Jack Snelling has stated that a study undertaken by consulting firm Independent Economics confirms that the current system of sharing GST revenues among the states improves the welfare of all Australians.
A review of the ACT Self Government Act of 1988 has been advised that the Act needs amendment to create a long-term model of self-government for the ACT.
The Tasmanian Water Minister Bryan Green has said his government is considering a proposal by Victorian company Docklands Science Park to construct a pipeline to export surplus water across the Bass Strait.
The Federal Government has announced the $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) will be based in Sydney, with Prime Minister Julia Gillard saying the city’s clean energy sector was crucial in making the decision.
Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Anthony Albanese, has released a report initiated by the Commonwealth and NSW governments on the future aviation needs of Sydney.
The Victorian Government has announced new measures to streamline regulatory processes, improve the scrutiny of new regulations and ensure that regulators are efficient, responsive and make timely decisions.
The Northern Territory Government has released the Greater Darwin Plan which provides the strategic framework that will aim to guide the growth of Darwin city and the surrounding region.
The Western Australian Government has given final approval for a rail and power supply project in the Pilbara estimated to be worth more than $400 million, and which is expected to generate 600 jobs in the region.
The Federal Government has urged the New South Wales and Victorian Governments to ‘see sense’ and provide transport concessions for their international students.
Victoria's emergency services agencies will all participate in responding to major disaster events in Victoria under the Emergency Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 which has passed through Parliament.
South Australian Attorney-General John Roe has announced the appointment of James Hartnett to steer the establishment of the state’s Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).