Union calls for review of APS wages

By Staff Writer The Federal Government must undertake a joint review of public servant wages and classifications, according to the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU). The CPSU’s Federal Budget submission has called for the Government to conduct a joint review with the CPSU into Australian Public Service (APS) wages and classifications, negotiate a pay and […]

Outlook grim, recession will hit this year: Access Economics

By Adam Coleman Leading economic forecaster, Access Economics released its Business Outlook for December 2008 today which warns Australia will fall into recession this year. The forecaster suggests NSW is already in recession and that Queensland and Western Australia will be hit hardest by the global economic downturn. “NSW is already in recession, Victoria is […]

BUDGET 09: Funding boost to local government

By Rob O’Brien Federal funding commitments including a renewal of disaster mitigation programs, new investment in roads and support for drought-affected rural communities, have been welcomed by the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) in its response to the Federal Budget. The Roads to Recovery program will be funded to the tune of $350 million per year […]


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