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The peak industry body for Australia's fruit and vegetable sector Growcom, has scrutinised the Australian Labor Party Vegetation Management Committee's decision to support unchanged laws on vegetation management. The laws recommendation has suggested the conservation of remnant and ...
CANBERRA, April 26 (Xinhua) -- The Australian government has committed an extra 1.5 million Australian dollars (1.13 million U.S. dollars) to prevent the spread of flesh-eating ulcers. Greg Hunt, Australia's minister for health, announced the funding to stop the spread of the Buruli ulcer in Victoria and ...

Log in. Australian Government Treasury Bonds. Advertisement. Australia will be the last to raise rates, says $100b global investor · Australian Government Treasury Bonds · Australia will be the last to raise rates, says $100b global investor. The Reserve Bank will keep interest rates at a record low for at least ...
LONDON and CANBERRA— The United Kingdom has announced it will increase aid to the Pacific by about 6 percent and bolster its diplomatic presence in the .... “The Australian government is stepping up our own engagement in the Pacific to strengthen partnerships for economic growth and security ...
Senator Whish-Wilson said the Greens policy provided funding pathways necessary to establish the national waste plan, which was devised by local, state and federal governments with the environment movement more than a decade ago. "This is 16 policies that they wanted implemented, out of those 16 ...
The proposed Medicare levy increase of 0.5% would have impacted every Australian earning more than $21,655, and the government looked unlikely to secure Senate support to legislate it. Labor moved in budget week last year to say it would only support an increase for workers in the top two tax ...

Cruel shenanigans in the finance sector were not a secret to the government before the banking Royal Commission swiftly exposed details to a shocked public this month. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull knew of bad banking behaviour and this week even boasted he had "called it out" two years ago.
Canberra Airport bosses are meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack on Monday to discuss cancellation issues plaguing flights between ... "The Australian government has been liaising with airlines about the recent decline in reliability and is closely monitoring recent on time performance ...
The Australian government must immediately scrap two proposed new laws that, if passed, would suffocate the work of civil society, intimidate whistleblowers and limit scrutiny of government, Amnesty International said. The bills - the Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform Bill and the National Security ...
The federal government has been urged to show leadership and get more people with disability working in the Australian Public Service, after three ... Vision 2020 Australia's policy and advocacy manager Danielle Williams, told Pro Bono News that the federal government needed to show leadership on this ...
Recently the immigration debate in Australia has centred on population growth and the apparent pressures this brings to housing affordability and infrastructure development. The Australian government has tried to address the wider concerns around population growth and immigration with initiatives ...
Solid university surpluses seized on by the Australian government to justify its freezing of teaching grants were artificially inflated by ministers' failed attempt to cut funds earlier this decade. Figures in the most recent university financial report, which covers the 2016 calendar year, were boosted by a ...
Federal Labor would repeal the Turnbull government's tax cut for the biggest companies if passed by the Senate, but is likely to retain the cuts legislated in 2017 for companies with turnover below $50 million. Informed sources say the opposition "will seek to repeal the company tax legislation and settle on ...
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks at the start of the Leaders' Plenary session Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks at the start of the Leaders' Plenary session during the one-off summit of 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Sydney, Australia ...
Australia has signed an agreement with the United Kingdom that will benefit its fintech companies looking for improved access to global markets. The UK-Australia FinTech Bridge, signed in London on Thursday, will deepen ties between the Australian and UK governments and regulatory agencies, ...
In recent times Australia has seen the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) unprepared to fend-off the smallest definition of a DDoS attack, resulting in ... The same committee also heard last week that 54 Australian government websites were pulled for maintenance on one 2017 weekend, without an interim ...
[SYDNEY] Australia must avoid a "dance with dictators" when it hosts Asean leaders at a special summit this week, and should make human rights a prominent issue, campaigners say. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will welcome heads of government or state from nine of the 10 Association of Southeast ...

The ACT government is sending NSW students to some schools that are among Canberra's poorest and most disadvantaged. Two of the ... At Campbell, now barred to NSW students, the NAPLAN performance in year 5 in 2017 was similarly poor when compared with other Australian schools with the same ...
Mr Turnbull and Ms Bishop today reaffirmed that Australia stands in solidarity with the UK, and supports Ms May's response. “We support her Government's commitment to ensure a full investigation and efforts to bring those responsible to justice. The Australian Government also supports the UK ...
“The department is however engaging with the Australian Government on this matter. It must be stated again that the President Cyril Ramaphosa, Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu have said on a ...
The way the Australian government builds services is outdated, and according to former CEO of the now defunct Digital Transformation Office (DTO) Paul Shetler, instead of building digital services the same way it builds bridges, the ... See also: APSC training Australia's public service to be more 'agile'.
Banged up abroad: How far does the Australian government go to help citizens in serious trouble overseas ... a bid to smuggle 8kg heroin to Australia — and convicted drug trafficker Schapelle Corby are among several Australians to have received assistance under taxpayer-funded legal support schemes.
Australian government officials have been banned from using a major Chinese messaging app amidst security concerns. The Department of Defence will no longer allow staff to use the WeChat app on Defence-issued devices, according to the Australian Financial Review. "Defence does not provide or ...
The Australian government announced in August last year it was going to be shaking up the way it procures technology services, offering startups and small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) a larger portion of Canberra's technology spend. Making good on the promise, the Digital Transformation Agency ...
"No landlord should be able to take away children's toys, especially when the landlord is the government," Bandt said. An Australian Department of Health and Human Services spokeswoman said the trampolines were erected in a communal space of the estate without permission. The spokeswoman said ...
Women now make up 42% of all public board members across the Australian government, foreign affairs minister Julie Bishop has said, putting the high ... said Bishop, in the keynote speech at a Women in Leadership event held in Canberra last week by the Institute of Public Administration Australia.
Fewer than three per cent of children in Canberra are indigenous but they make up about a quarter of kids in the child protection system. That's the alarming picture painted by the latest report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, as Canberra once again records the nation's second highest ...
Ms Bishop on Friday said she was aware of the letter and the government would spare no effort in trying to convince President Trump to exempt Australian steel from a 25 per cent tariff. "We're calling in all contacts at every level. This is a very important matter for Australia, it's also a very important principle," ...
On Mar 8, the Australian Government announced that auction process for 5G spectrum, paving the way for new 5G services in metropolitan and regional Australia. According to the announcement, the 125 MHz of spectrum in the 3.6 GHz band will be sold at competitive auction. Spectrum in the 3.6 GHz ...
The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) is aiming to provide everyone in Australia with a digital identity, expected to make the process of proving who an individual is to government "simple, safe, and secure" online, with the idea to create a "tell us once" approach to government service delivery.
An excerpt of the speech was published in advance in The Australian newspaper. Mr Tudge said the government wanted migrants to “integrate” but not to “assimilate” and lose their home culture. He also warned against allowing a 'separatist' version of multiculturalism, where people come with “little desire ...
Announced in May, the AU$130.8 million Data Integration Partnership for Australia (DIPA) is attempting to identify existing data assets and prepare, combine, ... Touching on the status of DIPA on Tuesday at the 4th Australian Government Data Summit in Canberra, PM&C Data and Digital Branch assistant ...
Troy Hunt is turning Have I Been Pwned into an essential pwning monitoring service. The service monitors security breaches and password leaks so that you and your users remain secure. And now, the U.K. and Australian governments are monitoring their own domain names using the service.
At one point the ACT Government issued an emergency order on the property's builder to fix some pressing issues, and later started the process of handing down a broader order for rectification work. But with the builder now in liquidation, Mr Allen said the Government's efforts amounted to too little, too late.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been formally welcomed to Australia in a ceremony at the Australian Governor-General's official residence in Sydney. Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford were greeted at Admiralty House by Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove and Australian Prime ...
The Macarthur Avenue intersection is already undergoing a degree of renewal, with Macarthur House to be knocked down and Northbourne House repurposed as a Mantra Hotel. A new transport interchange has just been built at Dickson, with ACT government office space also to be built in the area.
They were sent to Australia and parts of the British Empire from 1945-1970 by charities and the Catholic church. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) said the government should pay all 2,000 former migrants still alive within 12 months. The Australian and UK governments apologised in ...
Huawei Australia's new CEO has praised the federal government's 5G Working Group, saying the Chinese networking giant is wanting to push more ... In the consumer space, while it is looking to bring more devices into the Australian market, Huawei Australia chair John Lord told ZDNet that the company is ...
The Australian government announced Tuesday, Feb. 27 that it would recall another 4 million vehicles equipped with Takata's potentially fatal air bag inflators. The Australian Associated Press reports that the 4 million announced Tuesday joins the previous list of 1.7 million affected vehicles in the country.
... Queensland and Western Australia. "We will also provide $1 million for an independent, third party to evaluate the trial while it is in operation," he said. "If there are serious unintended consequences, the government will act." It's the second time these laws have been proposed by the Turnbull government.
Data#3 has been handed a Whole of Australian Government (WoAG) contract by the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) that will see the local firm be the sole provider of Microsoft licensing solutions. The contract was ... Canberra seeks vendor fluent in digital transformation to modernise public service.
Australian governments have previously been rapped over the knuckles for not having any national emergency plan. ... "Let's say if Canberra was completely burnt out and gutted and absolutely cut off from the rest of Australia — from some type of warfare or natural disaster — they would have contingency ...
And in September of 2017, the Australian government collected 26,000 more unregistered firearms. Of course, the data does not account for every firearm in the country, like those bought on the black market. Andreyeva and Ukert believe that the NFA made the black market for guns smaller in Australia, ...
While the Federal Government's proposed overhaul of intelligence and espionage laws is high on the political agenda this year, Chinese-Australian ... But was it enough to ease concerns among Australia's Chinese communities over the proposed overhaul of the country's intelligence and espionage laws?
Nizamidin is now waging a lonely campaign as an Australian citizen to get his wife released from a Chinese women's prison at a time when Australia is ... The Australian government hasn't pushed Beijing for her release, but says it raised concerns over the wider treatment of Uighur people in China.
Australia's Labor opposition has committed to review post-secondary education if it wins the next federal election, opening up a policy divide between itself and the coalition government. The review would give equal billing to universities and the further education sector, following years of criticism that ...
Electric Vehicle Council CEO Behyad Jafari said the latest announcement demonstrates South Australia's leadership in shaping the future of Australian industry. “Electric vehicles are the future of the transport industry and it's clear by today's announcement that the SA Labor government understands the ...
Canberra cyclists may yet feel the wind in their hair, as the ACT government is considering helmet-free cycling in low-speed conditions. ACT Road Safety Minister Shane Rattenbury confirmed the government's commitment on Thursday to investigate the risks and benefits of allowing people to ride bicycles ...
Australian government tackles data skills shortage in public service. Employees of Australia's public service will undertake short-term job placements, university courses, training partnerships, and a data literacy program to improve their data skills. Canberra seeks vendor fluent in digital transformation to ...
Its annual production ranges between 4 and 5 million tonnes. Initially introduced to Australia for production in fish farms, the species has gradually colonised the rivers to the point of dominating the indigenous species. One of the methods proposed by the Australian government to reduce the number of carp ...


 

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