Archived News for Professionals in State Government - July, 2015
Rowena Allen has been appointed Victoria’s first Gender and Sexuality Commissioner, and is set to champion the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse and intersex (LGBTI) Victorians within the Government.
There is disagreement between green groups and government bodies as to whether rising water prices in the Murray River system are the result of the basin plan.
The WA Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) will work with the Royal Automobile Club of WA (RAC) on an investigation of the true cost of traffic congestion in Perth.
A commission of inquiry will investigate the former Queensland LNP government's closure of the Barrett Adolescent Centre in Brisbane, and the subsequent deaths of three high-risk teenagers.
The stoush in the Federal Government over the approval of a massive coal mine in New South Wales continues, and it appears no one wants to take responsibility for granting the green light.
Environment Minister Greg Hunt has approved the huge – and hugely contentious – Shenhua Watermark coal mine in New South Wales, sparking outrage from his colleague Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce.
With rainfall totals at their lowest on record in parts of western Victoria and south-eastern South Australia, weather forecasters say conditions are getting worse.
Independent Queensland Senator Glenn Lazarus has threatened to grab the Prime Minister Tony Abbott's genitals if he does not limit coal seam gas (CSG) exploration.
The NSW Government wants to change planning laws to remove a rule that made the economic benefits of a proposed coal mine the main consideration when assessing for approval.
The Federal Government finally released its long-awaited Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper over the weekend, which includes hundreds of millions of dollar set aside for new dams, roads and other infrastructure.