Archived News for Professionals in State Government - July, 2013
The Federal Government is considering a rebate plan for public sector workers who buy locally-made cars, in what has been called an attempt to repair the political damage from proposed changes to the fringe benefits tax.
A new round of grants has been awarded in the Regional Arts Fund, providing money to innovative projects in regional governments of Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia.
Analysis of 103 different government-sector wage deals has revealed the massive disparity in pay between employees in the same classification band but different departments.
The West Australian Government has lost an appeal against a spent conviction given to public servant Gary Stokes, who was found guilty of leaking confidential information to a former Premier.
The highly-controversial Shree Minerals’ Tarkine mine project has gained approval by the Federal Environment Minister, despite outcry from the population over dangers to the Tasmanian devil.
A study undertaken by the University of New South Wales has modelled the impacts of an approved plan to pump water from the Macquarie River to the city of Orange, finding greatly increased risks to river health than were identified in the project’s environmental assessment.
A new report published by the Federal Government’s National Transport Commission (NTC) says a consistent set of road rules and vehicle standards across the country could improve road safety.
New statistics have shown one person dies at a Western Australian workplace every 21 days, prompting the state's unions to push for a greater focus on safety at work.
The Queensland Government claims early childhood education is a big priority - leading school authorities across the state to ask why $100 million less was spent on pre-schools and kindergartens than had been budgeted.
Official figures out this week have shown Australia's annual rate of inflation has slowed to 2.4 per cent, and Darwin’s inflation rate growth remains the highest among the nation's capital cities.
The new Federal Environment Minister has flown into (or at least over) hot water in Tasmania, joining the battle on multiple fronts between Government, conservationists and miners.