Archived News for Professionals in State Government - May, 2013
The Victorian Government has released the framework for assessing the environmental impacts of the proposed East West Link between the Eastern Freeway to the Port of Melbourne.
The Federal Government has introduced legislation before Parliament that will seek to allow a referendum on local government recognition in the Australian Constitution.
The New South Wales Government has outlined a ‘new era’ for Infrastructure NSW as the agency now adopts an official advisory capacity for the delivery of key infrastructure projects.
The New South Wales Government has outlined a new plan that will deliver brand new ferries, wharves and extra services starting later this year as part of a program aimed at modernising the city’s iconic mode of transportation.
Qantas has announced it will up its investment in Perth’s Airport to $100 million over the coming 18 months as the airlines seeks to expand and upgrade its presence in the Western Australian market.
Queensland businesses will pay the same 1.45 per cent in workers compensation premiums, with WorkCover Queensland’s average rate remaining at $1.45 per $100 of wages paid for the 2013-14 year, representing the second lowest average premium in the country.
Overt racism may well be on the decline around the country, but it still remains part of daily life for all too many Victorians according to a new report released by the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.
The Tasmanian Government has outlined its planned changes to the state’s waste management scheme in this year’s state budget, with State Environment Minister Brian Wightman saying the Government will investigate the possibility of implementing a container deposit scheme as well as exploring the potential for a mine remediation centre of excellence.
The Tasmanian Government has passed major local government reforms through the State’s Legislative Council which will now see the delivery of ‘all-in, all-out’ council elections.
The Northern Territory and Commonwealth Governments have struck a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will aim to provide security over long term gas supply to the Territory.
The Tasmanian Government has announced the appointment of Dr Dan Norton as the inaugural Chair of the new electricity company to be established following the merger of Transcend Networks and Aurora Energy.
Ford has announced the end of its car making business in Australia, with all manufacturing operations set to cease in October 2016 following an estimated $500 million loss over the past fiver years.
The New South Wales Government has officially launched the state’s new biosecurity strategy, with Premier Barry O’Farrell calling on residents to work with government agencies to ensure the sate maintains its ‘excellent biosecurity status’.
The Federal Government has reaffirmed its support of the delivery of the $9 billion Melbourne Metro passenger train system, with Federal Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese saying that the Federal Budget would allocate $3 billion to be matched dollar-for-dollar by the State Government.
The Victorian Government has commenced the formal planning and consultation process for the proposed East West Link road project, according to State Minister for Roads Terry Mulder.