Government sector, east Perth and lower-northern Sydney defy downturn

By Angela Dorizas New research has identified 20 regions across Australia that emerged from the economic downturn with at least five per cent increase in employment. Bankwest research showed that east metropolitan Perth and lower-northern Sydney have experienced the strongest employment growth since the global financial crisis began in November 2007. Bankwest retail chief executive […]

Stimulus puts councils on front line: ALGA

By Adam Coleman Local government has welcomed the Rudd Government’s $42 billion stimulus package and what it sees as recognition that it is the tier of government best equipped to respond to the economic downturn. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced the $42 billion Nation Building and Jobs Plan today in a move to combat the […]


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