Concern for council powers in EPA shake-up

In a move criticised as weakening councils’ ability to challenge environmentally destructive logging, the NSW Government will transfer some of the EPA’s responsibilities for protecting native vegetation.

Governments agree on major Western Sydney deal

The Federal and NSW Governments, together with eight local councils of Western Sydney, have signed the Western Sydney City Deal, a 20-year agreement between the three levels of government.

Copyright Agency sues NSW Government

The Copyright Agency says it has been ‘pushed to the last resort’ and is suing the NSW Government over the non-payment of fees for copyrighted material being shared within and between state government agencies. The Agency is the industry body representing the copyright and licensing interests of thousands of Australian authors, publishers, photographers, and other […]

NSW transport ‘hiring freeze’

Millions of dollars will be stripped from the operating budgets of NSW’s government-owned transport agencies, Fairfax Media is reporting. Quoting ‘a briefing note to staff obtained by Fairfax Media’ from Transport for NSW secretary Tim Reardon, the department’s deputy secretaries have been told that operating budgets for all the state’s transport divisions have been cut […]

D-licence to become an e-licence

The NSW drivers’ licence is set to become electronic in 2019, joining three others already available in digital form.

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