Archived News for Professionals in State Government - June, 2014
Media investigations have shown the ongoing costs of the mining industry in New South Wales, with close to $9 million spent dealing with legacy mine issues in the last five years.
The remaining Tier 3 rail lines in Western Australia's grain belt have been closed, and many are waiting to see what effect it will have when tonnes of freight are moved onto the roads.
A prominent Christian education figure has spoken against the school chaplaincy program, saying obesity and psychological wellness are more important issues for the money.
The Federal Government has ended some of the uncertainty around the Teach for Australia program, which offers a fast-track to professionals from non-teaching backgrounds into classrooms.
A NSW Legislative Assembly will look into accusations that the state’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) covered up the extent of coal dust pollution.
A United Nations hearing took just minutes to reject the Australian Federal Government’s attempt to delist 74,000 hectares of Tasmanian forest for logging.
Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane says the NSW government should share gas royalties with landowners, but that he would die before creating a domestic reservation.
Showing the extreme mining-friendliness of the Queensland Government, a law has been changed to prevent investigation of a controversial quarrying practice.
The Singleton Chamber of Commerce says it has become a victim of the diminished global coal price, with low demand hitting businesses hard in rural New South Wales.
There are accusations of extreme political pandering being thrown at the Federal Government, after it was revealed that it has so far funded projects in LNP electorates at a rate about three times higher than others.