Council rates at risk in NSW land valuation bungle

By Julian Bajkowski Substantial miscalculations in the value of rural land have come back to bite the New South Wales bureaucracy after Broken Hill City Council confirmed it wants the state to stump up almost $7 million in overcharged rates that were levied on mining company Perilya. NSW Minister for Finance and Services Greg Pearce […]

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 […]

Budget 2011 all about health and jobs

By Lilia Guan   Australian deputy prime minister and treasurer, Wayne Swan has released the 2011-2012 budget, with the promise of getting the country back into the black.   Mr Swan stated the floods and Cyclone Yasi will cost our economy $9 billion in lost output and reduce real gross domestic product growth by half […]


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