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 […]

Public servants recognised for excellence

By Staff Writer For the first time, individuals within the public sector will be recognised for their achievements as the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) has opened nominations for its inaugural awards. The IPAA Queensland Public Sector Excellence Awards are open to all individuals and teams across all local, state and federal government agencies and organisations. IPAA Queensland chief […]

Councils awarded for business excellence

By Staff Writer Mildura Rural City Council in Victoria has received a bronze award at the 2009 Australian Business Excellence Awards, held in Brisbane. Presented and managed by applied information services company SAI Global, the awards program recognises the achievements of competitive and progressive organisations that are innovative, sustainable and successful. Global head of assurance […]

World Environment Day Awards: nominations open

Winner of the 2008 UNAA World Environment Day Local Government Award for Best Specific Environmental Initiative: Fairfield City Council’s Nalawala Sustainability Hub By Angela Dorizas Nominations are now open for the 2009 United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA) World Environment Day Awards. The national awards program highlights the achievements of local government, community groups, businesses and individuals […]

Local government accountability awards

Local councils across NSW have been recognised for demonstrating accountability to their local communities. The Morpheum RH Dougherty Awards were presented at the Local Government Week Awards, held earlier this week in Parramatta. The aim of the awards is to promote excellence in communication within local government. The Excellence in Communication award was shared across […]


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