Archived News for Professionals in Federal Government - January, 2013
The Federal Government has categorically ruled out any significant changes to the costs of higher education, with Minister for Higher Education, Senator Chris Evans, reiterating the Government's pledge to increase availability of tertiary education.
Global energy giant GE has released two reports on the state of global innovation, which conclude that the country desperately needs to strengthen its industry support and proactively engage with leading innovation programs to increase its global competitiveness.
The investment pipeline of mega-resources projects is set to begin to decline after a report released by Deloitte shows that such projects are ‘hurtling towards a peak, likely in 2013’.
The Federal Government has announced employers have started receiving the Commonwealth’s share of social and community sector workers’ pay rises from the $2.8 billion Pay Equity Special Account.
The new National Heavy Vehicle Regulator located in Brisbane and the new, Adelaide-based National Rail Safety Regulator, are both open for business.
Renewable energy sources are projected to account for about half of Australia’s electricity generation by 2049-50, according to the Australian energy projections to 2049-50, released by the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (BREE).