US President visit free publicity for Canberra

By Lilia Guan   The exposure of Canberra through national and international media, from the United States President Barak Obama will have some significant flow on economic benefits.    An Australia Capital Territory media spokesperson told Government News, the with the United States President Barak Obama making his way to the territory there’ll be free […]

ACT preparing for President Obama

By Lilia Guan   Parliament House will be closed to the public from midday Wednesday 16 to midday Thursday 17 November 2011, for the arrival of the United States President, Barack Obama. The only area available for public access will be the Authorised Assembly Area located on the Federation Mall lawn area at the front […]

Brazen contracts scandal uncovered in US Govt agency

Four men from the American state of Virginia, including two long time employees of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, were arrested on charges stemming from an indictment that accuses them of taking part in a conspiracy involving more than $20 million in bribes and kickback payments and the planned steering of a $780 […]

Australian contractor guilty of accepting bribes in the US

By Lilia Guan Queenslander, Neil Campbell, has pleaded guilty in US District Court for the District of Columbia, to seeking out $197000 (US$190000) in payments as a reward for steering United States-funded contracts in Afghanistan. Mr Campbell was originally charged on 19 August 2010. He was arrested in New Delhi, India, in October 2010 and […]

Nissan wins 10 year New York City taxi contract

By Lilia Guan   Designed by Nissan North America, the NV200 has been chosen as the winner of New York City’s Taxi of Tomorrow competition.   The goal of the, two-year-long Taxi of Tomorrow procurement process was to leverage the buying power of the combined taxicab industry to produce a taxicab that will offer both passengers […]

States are the ‘laboratory’ for climate change policy

By Angela Dorizas State governments should be the laboratory for climate change policies, leading climatologist Professor James Hansen has said. In an interview with Government News, Professor Hansen, head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and adjunct professor at Columbia University in New York, said state governments were well placed to test climate […]


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