Archived News for Professionals in Local Government - October, 2013
The Queensland Premier has told councils in the state to find their own ways of funding infrastructure, encouraging them not to rely on federal or state allowance.
Today is day one of the prestigious Local Government Association of South Australia’s Annual General meeting, bringing together interested parties from across the state to discuss the progress and direction of local councils.
The Australian Government has paid the rest of the account in order to bring the hull of the historic vessel City of Adelaide back to its home shores.
The Australian Government is urging residents across the nation to immerse themselves in National Water Week, and be inundated with a greater appreciation of water-related issues.
Queensland Premier Campbell Newman plans for his state to be the export point for hundreds of millions of tonnes of resources per year, by way of developments at five of its existing ports.
A report has had a new look at the rates of sexually transmissible and blood-borne infection in Australia, showing an increase in HIV diagnoses among other findings.
Reports have emerged praising the streamlining and cost-cutting possibilities of cloud computing facilities for government sectors, with results in Britain showing the public sector can reach efficiency goals through better software.
The New South Wales Independent Local Government Review Panel (ILGRP) has nearly finished its report on the state of play for local governance, with council amalgamation recommendations seeming quite likely.
The person in charge of water in the new Federal Government has attended meetings with irrigators, who are concerned that changes to water rights and protocols could leave them inundated, rather than irrigated.