Archived News for Professionals in Federal Government - April, 2013
Business conditions have deteriorated sharply in March to their lowest point since March 2009, with previously strong gains posted by retail and manufacturing beginning to flag.
The Federal Government has unveiled plans to establish the Australian School Performance Institute (ASPI), which will be tasked with collating school performance data and helping develop a system to improve overall results.
Mental stress is wrecking havoc upon the nation’s businesses, with the costs associated with work-related mental stress and associated costs ballooning out to over $10 billion per year according to the latest findings released by Safe Work Australia.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has knocked by the National Broadband Network Co’s Special Access Undertaking (SAU) proposal, saying it fails to meet specific criteria for acceptance, with the Commission proposing that it should hold greater say in the regulatory rulings of the NBN.
The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has called for the formation of a national health policy for young people to combat the rising rates of obesity, anxiety, depression and substance abuse.
Mission Australia CEO, Toby Hall, has publically called for reform to the nation’s Disability Insurance Pension, saying that the scheme is failing people at their most vulnerable.
Australian five-year olds are developing significantly better than they were three years ago across a range of key indicators, according to a new report released by the Australian Early Development Index (AEDI).
The Federal Government has announced that selected Western Australian schools will participate in the new Improving Literacy and Numeracy National Partnership (ILNNP).