Archived News for Professionals in Federal Government - July, 2013
The Federal Government is considering a rebate plan for public sector workers who buy locally-made cars, in what has been called an attempt to repair the political damage from proposed changes to the fringe benefits tax.
Analysis of 103 different government-sector wage deals has revealed the massive disparity in pay between employees in the same classification band but different departments.
There is plenty of uncertainty flying around federal politics at the moment, including a lack of assurance over what Australia’s role will be at a United Nations Security Council meeting in September.
Monash University has opened a new research centre dedicated to transforming manufacturing in areas such as biomedicine, transport, aerospace engineering and mineral processing.
The highly-controversial Shree Minerals’ Tarkine mine project has gained approval by the Federal Environment Minister, despite outcry from the population over dangers to the Tasmanian devil.
The Australian Human Rights Commission is calling on the Federal Government to introduce independent monitoring of involuntary patients on psychiatric wards, to ensure the best practice is undertaken for all involved.
Reports are suggesting the Federal Government should have thought slightly longer about its newly-unveiled disability insurance scheme, confidential documents have allegedly revealed the agency rolling out the reforms were not at all happy with the name ‘DisabilityCare’.
Official figures out this week have shown Australia's annual rate of inflation has slowed to 2.4 per cent, and Darwin’s inflation rate growth remains the highest among the nation's capital cities.
The new Federal Environment Minister has flown into (or at least over) hot water in Tasmania, joining the battle on multiple fronts between Government, conservationists and miners.