Archived News for Professionals in Local Government - September, 2015
Media reports this week have highlighted fears that a series of ponds containing heavy metals and cyanide at an abandoned mining site could spill into a river that feeds the Murray-Darling Basin.
The Tasmanian Greens are walking a fine line between two of their major policy areas – announcing their opposition to an experimental renewable energy system in a Wilderness World Heritage Area (WWHA).
Josh Frydenberg, the new Resources and Energy Minister and Minister for Northern Australia, is heading to the top of the country to push for new opportunities.
Some bizarre claims have been made this week, as South Australian senator Anne Ruston is welcomed to her new role as assistant minister for agriculture and water resources.
An exciting new course called 'Empowering Women in Local Government' will be formally launched later this month, with experts hoping it will help councils address gender imbalances.
Experts are encouraging anyone thinking of stepping out to enjoy colourful wildflowers popping up around the country to be mindful of the potential damage trampling can have.