Archived News for Professionals in Federal Government - April, 2013
Federal Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, has claimed to have ‘torn the shreds’ out of the assumptions underpinning the Opposition’s claims that the National Broadband Network could exceed $90 billion in final costs.
The Federal Government has announced it will deliver $777 million to fund its share of the renewed National Partnership on Closing the Gap in Indigenous Health Outcomes for a further three years ending in June 2016.
The average waiting time for elective surgery is continuing to hover at around 36 days, according to the latest figures released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
The Federal Government has announced it will move to improve measurement and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions from coal seam gas exploration and production.
The nation’s economic activity has hit 4.2 per cent in February, comfortably above the 2.8 per cent long term trend growth, according to the latest Westpac-Melbourne Institute Leading Index.
Australian politicians are displaying a discernable lack of courage in dealing with the threats of climate change, University of Melbourne researchers are warning.
The national consumer watchdog is ready and willing to deal with the ‘many issues’ flowing on from the continuing communications industry revolution.
Australia has slipped to 18th position in the World Economic Forum’s Networked Readiness Index, with Government procurement, efficiency and success all contributing to the overall decline.
Over 70,000 Australian children are not fully immunised, significantly increasing the risk of spreading previously controlled contagious diseases according to a new report released by the National Health Performance Authority (NHPA).
The National Broadband Network is being taken up with a gusto in regional areas, with the NSW South Coast town of Kiama and the South Australian town of Willunga named the first two communities to record an uptake of over 50 per cent of eligible homes and businesses.
Woodside Petroleum’s controversial $45 billion has become the next resources super-project to be shelved after the company announced the project failed to meet the company’s ‘requirements for a positive final investment decision’.
More and more countries are measuring the performance of teachers and schools as a key plank in education reform, a new report from the Organization for Economic Co-Development has concluded.
The Federal Government has released the first study into connecting the nation’s East Coast capital cities by a High Speed Rail (HSR) network, with Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese describing it as a ‘game-changer’.