Gillard calls September 14 election

By Julian Bajkowski Prime Minister Julia Gillard has called a federal election for Saturday September the 14th, setting the stage for long campaign in the hope of winning back voters. In a message to supporters, the PM said that the government would continue to deliver important policies, but also cautioned that the long-lead time would […]

Government saves $13b in business dealings

Minister for Finance and Deregulation Senator Penny Wong said the Federal Government has reshaped its approach to public sector spending, to include efficient delivery, improved organisational efficiency, removing duplication and reducing input costs.   The government’s focus on cost savings has helped it achieve its fiscal strategy and return the Budget to surplus in 2012-13, […]

Opinion on the Climate Change Plan

By Dr Steve Hodgkinson, research director at Ovum   For most organisations this means that they will need to invest in systems to monitor operational processes and to analyse and report on their energy consumption, the energy efficiency of production facilities and offices and their overall CO2 emission outcomes.   Putting aside the politics of […]

LGAQ responds to Yasi devastation

By Lilia Guan   The Queensland Government declared 19 Local Government Areas across Far North Queensland natural disaster zones, caused by cyclone Yasi.   The councils identified as being hit by the cyclone includes: Burdekin, Burke, Cairns, Carpentaria, Cassowary Coast, Charters Towers, Croydon, Doomadgee, Etheridge, Flinders, Hinchinbrook, Mackay, Mount Isa, Palm Island, Tablelands, Townsville, Whitsunday […]


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