Archived News for Professionals in State Government - April, 2013
The Queensland Government has announced that the state’s councils have applied for nearly $1 billion worth of funding from the $80 million Betterment Fund initiative.
The New South Wales Government has invited members of the ICT sector and broader general public to have their say on the formation of a new ICT use and procurement policy.
The Queensland Government has published its official response to the impressive 155 recommendations contained within the much awaited Independent Commission of Audit’s Final Report.
South Australia has launched its new Numeracy and Literacy Strategy over the last week, with the State Government claiming that it will see a significant improvement to NAPLAN results and will set annual academic targets and deliver increased information sharing with parents.
The Federal Government could soon be facing budget deficits of up to $60 billion a year, according to a new Grattan Institute report into the health of the nation’s finances.
The Tasmanian Government has announced the passing of legislation through the State Parliament which delivers protection for 137,000 hectares of forest with high conservation value, including the iconic areas of Tyenna, Hastings, Picton and the Upper Florentine.
The new $94 million water treatment plan in Corio, Victoria has officially opened for business, and is set to save en estimated 2 billion litres of drinking water every year.
The Queensland Government has promised it won’t privatise any existing public hospitals in the state, following the delivery of the final Commission of Audit Report earlier this week.
Queensland will have a new statutory rail authority after the State Government successfully passed legislation creating the Queensland Rail Transit Authority earlier this week.
Sydney is home to all four of the nation’s most densely populated areas, all surrounding the city’s central business district according to the latest figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
The Victorian Government has announced it has given the green light for a $36 million public transport project for the delivery of increased tram services to Melbourne’s Docklands precinct.
The nation’s airports will need a drastic increase in infrastructure investment in order to cater for the projected booms in passenger number, a new report from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has found.
The Federal Government has announced the tender to deliver the Pimlico to Teven Pacific Highway upgrade is now open, with interested companies now having until 29 May to submit their bids.
Energy giant Santos has announced it has committed to a $100 million drilling and appraisal program over the coming 12 months in the onshore Mereenie field in the Northern Territory.
New South Wales gas and electricity customers will see a electricity price increase of 3 per cent and an average gas price increase of 8.6 per cent under the proposed pricing structure released by the NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART).
The South Australian Government has announced it will contribute $5 million towards the funding of a feasibility study into the proposed upgrade of Nyrstar’s Port Pirie operations.