Smart infrastructure awards

The second annual Australian Smart Infrastructure Awards recognise technology-driven solutions to national infrastructure challenges. Hosted by Infrastructure Partnerships Australia and presented alongside the awards will be presented alongside the National Infrastructure Awards on March 17, 2011. There are two awards up for grabs: the Australian Smart Infrastructure Project Award for a technology based project; and […]

Nominations open for local heritage hero awards

The Heritage Council of NSW has called on communities to nominate their local heritage hero for a NSW Government award. The 2010 NSW Government Heritage Volunteer Awards pay tribute to individuals and organisations who have contribute to the management or promotion of heritage in their local community. Chair of the Heritage Council of NSW, Gabrielle […]

ACT a winner on affordable housing

An ACT Government affordable housing initiative has been held up as best practice by industry experts. The Government’s OwnPlace program has been highly commended at the Urban Development Institute of Australia’s (UDIA) NSW/ACT Awards for Excellence. Delivered by the Land Development Agency in partnership with a panel of local builders, the OwnPlace program provided affordable […]

State-run event receives international recognition

A growth summit hosted by the Queensland Government has been nominated for a major international award. The Queensland Growth Management Summit, held in March this year, has been nominated for the 2011 Reinhard Mohn Prize for Revitalizing Democracy through Participation, to be awarded by the German-based foundation Bertelsmann Stiftung. The event brought together more than […]

Awards for public sector performance

New South Wales public sector agencies have been invited to participate in the Premier’s Public Sector Awards. The awards recognised and reward outstanding performance and achievement by the NSW public sector. Award categories include: leading change; delivering services; engaging with the community; project delivery – making it happen; succeeding through innovation; Premier’s priority category – […]

Brewarrina and Byron awarded for excellence

Brewarrina and Byron shire councils in New South Wales have received a National Award for Excellence in the National Local Government Awards. The Awards were announced on Thursday by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Local Government Minister Anthony Albanese at the Australian Council of Local Government dinner, held at Parliament House. Brewarrina Shire Council was awarded […]

Nominations closing for World Environment Day Awards

Local councils and schools working to protect and restore the environment have been invited to enter in a national awards program. Nominations are soon closing for the United Nations Association of Australia World Environment Day Awards 2010. The awards program recognises businesses, councils, individuals and community organisations, schools and the media working in the areas […]

Smart infrastructure to be rewarded

By Angela Dorizas The Federal Government has launched the Australian Smart Infrastructure Awards to recognise innovative solutions to infrastructure bottlenecks and urban congestion. The inaugural awards were announced by Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese at the ThinkFuture Smart Infrastructure Conference held at Parliament House today. In his keynote address, Mr Albanese said the awards recognised project […]

Sustainability awards open to government

By Staff Writer State and local government have been invited to take part in the 2010 Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards. For the first time, the Awards will include categories for local government, state government and the tertiary sector. Managed by Sustainability Victoria, the awards recognise organisations with outstanding achievement in sustainable use of natural resources. In […]

Public servants honoured on Australia Day

Australian Public Service employees recognised in the 2010 Australia Day awards. Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) High Court Chief Justice Robert French AC Office of the Order of Australia (AO) Commissioner for Taxation, Michael D’Ascenzo AO Defence Materiel Organisation CEO, Dr Stephen Gumpley AO Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs […]

Deadline on human rights medal nominations

By Staff Writer Organised by the Australian Human Rights Commission for more than a decade, the Australian Human Rights Medals and Awards recognise the efforts of individuals and organisations to improve the rights of others. Nominations for this year’s awards close tomorrow. Australian Human Rights Commission president Cathy Branson QC said she expects to receive […]

Nominations open for human rights awards

By Staff Writer The Australian Human Rights Commission is calling for nominations for this year’s Human Rights Medals and Awards. The awards recognise individuals and organisations who have made outstanding  efforts to protect human rights in Australia, through community work, law, writing and the media. Nominations are being called for the Human Rights Medal, the […]

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