Archived News for Professionals in State Government - July, 2013
The Reef Water Quality Protection Plan has been released by the Queensland Government. It says while much progress has been made to reduce farm chemical runoff, the Great Barrier Reef is still in dire straits.
The South Australian Council of Social Service says the state’s government should stop cutting off power and gas supplies for people who cannot afford them, as residents struggle with utility price increases.
Tasmania has signed on to the Federal Government’s national schools funding plan, leading to an announcement that the deal is past its tipping point and remaining states should get on board.
South Australia, Victoria and Queensland are all looking to get some plumbing work done, with tenders released for the construction and maintenance of wastewater systems in various states.
The Federal Government has released a new economic development plan stating any works with over $5 million in Government funds must provide employment opportunities for indigenous Australians.
The New South Wales Minerals Council has warned of massive possible job losses, if the state's mining industry continues to accept approval delays of twelve months or more.
Victoria has smartened up its online system for managing ICT procurements. The eServices Register will now help connect providers and buyers of ICT services with Government contracts and each other.
Queensland Work Safety authorities are looking for feedback on their recent leadership programs and would like responses from any industry groups or members.