Archived News for Professionals in Local 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.
Protestors may have reduced the amount of kangaroos culled this year in the ACT, with the annual season now over and hunters having fallen short of their Government quota.
A new round of grants has been awarded in the Regional Arts Fund, providing money to innovative projects in regional governments of Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia.
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.
The Victorian Country Fire Authority may have some serious budgetary concerns if claims allow fire-fighters direct access to compensation for work-related cancers.
The professional members of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra have been joined by students from more than a dozen schools across the ACT, coming together to celebrate the Centenary of Canberra over the weekend.
The Australian Local Government Association has launched its website and PR campaign in favour of a ‘Yes’ vote on the upcoming referendum for recognition in the constitution.
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.
New Zealand Councils are taking some tips from the Local Government Association of Queensland, asking for help to replicate some of LGAQ’s services which have saved Queensland councils close to $100 million.
Food safety inspectors have conducted a sweep of Brisbane restaurants this year, and combined with complaints and other submissions have found an alarming lack of compliance.
A north Queensland council has presented a list of demands to companies looking to start a bauxite mining venture, pitting five companies against each other for the right to dig near the Watson River.