Victoria’s councils fight to stop efficient streetlight funds being switched off

By Julian Bajkowski The Municipal Association of Victoria has called on the Abbott government to ring fence and guarantee federal funding already allocated for energy efficient upgrades to street lighting which the peak group says will save its ratepayers $340 million over the long term. As the new federal government and Environment Minister Greg Hunt […]

Coalition recasts federal public service structure

By Julian Bajkowski Furniture removalists and stationers in Canberra are set for a busy Christmas after Prime Minister Tony Abbott revealed his much anticipated carve-up of ministerial and departmental functions. The big themes in the changesare simplification and clarity, and there is plenty on the move. The bureaucratic shake-up will hit dozens of departments agencies […]

Abbott reveals partial secretarial reshuffle

By Julian Bajkowski Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced that the head of Treasury, Martin Parkinson PSM, will stand down from his job in April 2014, along with three other department heads, in the first tranche of what is expected to be a substantial reshuffle of department heads under the new government. Announced as part […]


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