Archived News for Professionals in Federal Government - December, 2012
The latest figures on school education in maths, science and reading literacy confirms Australia’s school education performance is ‘flat lining’ according to Federal School Education Minister Peter Garrett.
The Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP) has released the first ever global change investment index, showing how the world’s biggest investors are managing climate risk.
The Federal Government has announced that five regional organisations and irrigation businesses will share in $100 million in funding to upgrade their on-farm infrastructure in the latest round of the On-Farm Irrigation Efficiency Program.
The Federal Government has released the annual State of the Cities report card, concluding that while the nation’s major cities remain among the world’s most liveable, they are increasingly affected by extreme weather events.
Fluctuating resources prices will set in motion a chaotic chain of events unless governments and businesses ‘get to grips’ with a new world order defined by resource politics, according to a new report released by Chatham House.
The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) has agreed to implement the Prime Minister's electricity market reform package, which will save households an estimated $250 in power bills per year.
The Federal Government has requested that the Productivity Commission conduct a study to benchmark the country's major project development process against international best practice.
The Federal Government has announced the formation of a new manufacturing taskforce to assist Australia in making the most of the opportunities presented by the Asian Century.
New South Wales will soon roll out the Federal Government's National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) after a deal was struck between State and Federal governments to see the scheme rolled out in 2018.
The full membership of the Joint Select Committee tasked with considering constitutional recognition has been announced following its first meeting earlier this week.
Treasury has released the country’s National Accounts for the September Quarter, showing the despite the impacts of the jittery global economy, economic growth is predicted at 3.1 per cent.