NBN training-wheel grants extended to Brisbane and Ballarat

By Julian Bajkowski Brisbane and Ballarat have become the latest local government areas to get the eligibility tick of approval under the federally funded Digital Hubs program, as Communications Minister Stephen Conroy plays Santa and continues the government’s non-stop charm offensive to spruik the National Broadband Network. The Hubs are a pivotal part of the […]

Regional Victoria opens Indigenous jobs

Jobs and training opportunities will be offered to Indigenous job seekers under the Two Way Street Indigenous Employment Program. The Gillard Government’s employment scheme will make offers to 90 Indigenous job seekers in the Bendigo, Echuca, Sunraysia, mid-Murray and Ballarat regions. Member for Bendigo Steve Gibbons said the Gillard Government’s Indigenous Employment Program would support […]

Ballarat tenders historical centre

By Paul Hemsley The City of Ballarat is considering Australian company Nicholson Construction to build and extend the Australian Centre for Democracy. Local, state and federal governments have funded stage two of the centre’s redevelopment cost at $5.6 million. If the contract is passed, Nicholson Construction will use the funds to build an open space […]

Australian councils employ equality

By Lilia Guan   The Australian Local Government Women’s Association (ALGWA) said there has been a strong drive for equality in the workplace.   In an interview with Government News, Darriea Turley, national president of ALGWA and councillor at Broken Hill City Council said local councils from Australia were implementing policies to ensure a sustainable […]


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