Archived News for Professionals in Federal Government - July, 2015
The stoush in the Federal Government over the approval of a massive coal mine in New South Wales continues, and it appears no one wants to take responsibility for granting the green light.
The Abbott Government has put international investment, local jobs and its own reputation at risk by instructing the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) to move away from wind energy.
Shadow assistant treasurer Andrew Leigh says the Australian Tax Office's (ATO) online tax lodgement system is lagging because of Abbott Government job cuts in the public service.
Environment Minister Greg Hunt has approved the huge – and hugely contentious – Shenhua Watermark coal mine in New South Wales, sparking outrage from his colleague Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce.
Staff at Canberra's Parliament House are preparing to walk off the job while the extraordinarily slow Federal public sector wage negotiations continue.
There are claims this week that mental health patients in rural and regional areas could wait months to see psychologists, due to problems with the Government's new Primary Health Networks (PHNs).
With rainfall totals at their lowest on record in parts of western Victoria and south-eastern South Australia, weather forecasters say conditions are getting worse.
Independent Queensland Senator Glenn Lazarus has threatened to grab the Prime Minister Tony Abbott's genitals if he does not limit coal seam gas (CSG) exploration.
The crew of a Rio Tinto-chartered ship has caught the eye of the International Transport Federation (ITF), following reports it has underplayed its crew and left them in poor conditions.
Australian works of digital literature will soon be collected and preserved by Canberra’s National Library of Australia (NLA), after new legislation was adopted by Federal Parliament.
The Federal Government finally released its long-awaited Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper over the weekend, which includes hundreds of millions of dollar set aside for new dams, roads and other infrastructure.
The Climate Change Authority (CCA) says industry groups should not be concerned about aggressive reductions in greenhouse gas emissions unfairly harming energy-hungry industries.
A group of 40 former health workers contracted to work in immigration detention facilities have dared the Federal Government to charge them for reporting abuse and mistreatment.