Archived News for Professionals in Federal Government - November, 2012
Older Australians are living longer and, on average, enjoying increasingly higher quality of life, with severe or profound disabilities on the decrease, according to a new report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
The Australian Human Rights Commission has welcomed the passing of the Federal Government’s Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Amendment Bill through the Senate.
The Federal Government has released the long-awaited final Murray-Darling Basin Plan, with Federal Water Minister, Tony Burke, committing to 3200 gigalitres of environmental flow.
Improving the performance of the nation’s schools could deliver benefits more than twice the current annual economic output, according to an analysis conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Australia is facing a significant shortfall in the number of available crucial business professionals over the coming 12 months, according the latest Clarius Skills Index released earlier this week.
The United States’ Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has taken part in the official launch of the Perth USAsia Centre, a new Western Austrlian-based institution aimed at strengthening ties between the US, Australia and the Asian region.
The Federal Government has accepted the recommendation of Governor General Quentin Bryce and appointed Patrick Keane as the country’s new Justice of the High Court of Australia and James Allsop as the next Chief Justice of the Federal Govurt.
The Federal Government has opened the new one-stop-shop flood risk information service to assist the community, planners and insurers access the most up to date flood information about their local area.
The Federal Government has released an exposure draft Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012, which aims to consolidate five existing Commonwealth anti-discrimination acts into a single law.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released an in-depth analysis of the Australia’s energy policies, lauding the ‘country’s ambitious goals for developing a low-carbon economy’, but said the sector will still require significantly more investment.
Small busing trading conditions have continued to deteriorate in September quarter, with key indexes entering deep contractionary territory, according to the latest Small Business Survey published by the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI).
The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) has released the final position paper on economic regulation of network service providers and price regulation of gas services.
The Federal Government has officially proclaimed the world's largest set of marine environment parks and reserves, with Federal Environment Minister, Tony Burke, saying 2.3 million square kilometres of ocean are now protected.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has released the 2012 Article IV Staff Report and Financial Sector Assessment Program, which Treasure Wayne Swan says is a 'big tick' for the Australian economy.
A report released by the Australian Solar Council (ASC) and WWF has found that making Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) funded projects additional to the Renewable Energy Target (RET) would result in a renewables sector boom at little to no cost to consumers.