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, […]

Federal budget takes care of local government

By Lilia Guan The Federal Government is determined to return budget to “surplus”. In its 2012-2013 budget, the government’s National Health Reforms will provide an additional $19.8 billion in Commonwealth funding for public hospitals by 2019-20.   According to Treasurer Wayne Swan, this Budget delivers 76 new health infrastructure projects to upgrade regional hospitals and […]


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