Cheery Reading for Chrissy


NSW cemetery costs and prices under review: interim report. The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is seeking feedback on the costs of ...Nothing found

Governments Obstruct Renewable Energy ~ Climate Council


A Climate Council report claims the Federal Government is not only failing to lead on the transition to renewable energy, it is obstructing the rollout ...Nothing found

Singleton Submission to Jobs Committee


Singleton to represent regional voices at federal jobs inquiry. Mayor of Singleton, Cr Sue Moore will call for leadership on post-mining land use, ...Nothing found

Identity Matching Bill Redraft


Report on identity-matching strikes the right balance ~ but... A parliamentary report into the Identity-matching Services Bill 2019 and the Australian Passports Amendment ...Nothing found

Treasury ‘Unconcerned’ by ACCC Ports Case


At Budget Estimates yesterday (29 August 2019) NSW Treasury officials confirmed Treasury had never modelled the economic impacts of a Newcastle container terminal. ...Nothing found

Councils to State: Stop Eroding Local Planning


Local Governments call for Halt to State's Erosion of Local Planning Powers . The extension of mandatory local planning panels to the Central Coast ...Nothing found

Cessnock City Council opposes cost shifting by NSW Government


Cessnock City Council has criticised the NSW Government, following a report by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) into local government election costs. ...Nothing found

Councils welcome Local Government Minister’s ‘sensible solutions’ Tuesday 4 June 2019


[ Amalgamated councils will be allowed more time to undertake the complicated process of harmonising rates across old boundaries in a fair way, thanks to ...Nothing found

Commercialism Eroding Nature Reserves


Authorities removing legal protection from nature reserves erodes crucial conservation areas. An international study has revealed extensive removal of legal protection for ...Nothing found

IPART Rules on 3 Hunter Councils


Special rate variations determined for three Hunter Valley councils. The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has rejected Port Stephens Council’s application ...Nothing found

NSW Government Stings Councils


Communities lose as state government hikes emergency levy to cover workers compensation shortfall. Communities across NSW are facing a reduction of council services, ...Nothing found

Costs and Pricing of NSW Cemeteries Under Review


Significant reforms in the NSW cemetery sector -  including the amalgamation of Crown cemetery trusts ...Nothing found

Opal Fares Under Review


The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) wants community input into how public transport fares should be set until 2024. IPART is ...Nothing found

IPART Evaluates Hunter Valley Coal Network


IPART seeks feedback on draft rate of return and remaining mine life for RailCorp’s Hunter Valley Coal Network. IPART is seeking ...Nothing found

Form a Consumption Circle


New efforts to reduce and re-use waste to boost a ‘circular’ economy. The size and complexity of the waste challenge facing society ...Nothing found

Local government election costs under review


IPART is reviewing of the cost of local government election services. The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is reviewing the cost ...Nothing found

Tech training to support growing F-35 fleet


With the arrival of an additional two F-35 aircraft at Williamtown RAAF Base at the weekend, ...Nothing found

New Fact Checker for Federal Election


Political parties of all persuasions will be subject to a higher degree of scrutiny during the looming federal election campaign, with Australian Associated ...Nothing found

Dangerously-flawed Livestream Law Passed


Media freedom and whistleblowing of atrocities here and overseas have been put at risk by the ill-informed livestream laws passed by the Federal Parliament. ...Nothing found

No Govt Voice for Hunter


NSW’s second biggest city deserves to be heard. The Hunter Joint Organisation of Councils (Hunter JO) is calling ...Nothing found

ANMF: Budget Missed Opportunity for Aged Care Staff


The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), said last night’s self-professed ‘back in black’ Budget, is a missed opportunity by the ...Nothing found

Oxfam: Budget Fails First Peoples


Budget a hollow commitment to Australia's First Peoples. This Budget fails to address the great needs of Australia’s First Peoples in the critical areas ...Nothing found

IPART: Future VG valuation service prices


Feedback sought on future prices for the NSW Valuer General’s valuation services. The Independent ...Nothing found

Brotherhood of St Laurence: Budget Needs to Reclaim Fair-go Society


A Budget is more than a fiscal document or set of policy priories. It is, as acknowledged by Treasurer Frydenberg, a test of values. As ...Nothing found

AHHA: Budget Cash Splash Beats Long-term Reform


Commonwealth investment in healthcare is welcome—but a cash splash without long-term vision ensures that entrenched problems stay entrenched. Tonight’s Budget once again rewards service ...Nothing found

Law Council of Australia: Budget Abysmal Legal Assistance Funding


$20m funding increase, single national legal assistance mechanism do little to address huge 'justice deficit' The Law Council of Australia has slammed the Federal ...Nothing found

St Vincent de Paul Society: Budget fails those with entrenched poverty


The 2019 Federal Budget delivers a surplus. But, what does a surplus mean to the everyday life of the growing number of families ...Nothing found

National Rural Health Alliance: Budget Benefits Few Outside Metro


The peak national body for rural health has welcomed $62m to train doctors in rural generalist practice, but says tonight’s budget has largely failed to ...Nothing found

Salvos: Missed Opportunity for Disadvantaged


The Salvation Army considers the 2019 Federal Budget to be a missed opportunity to address the most pressing drivers of disadvantage in Australia. The ...Nothing found

Doctors Reform Society: In Federal Budget Health Almost Forgotten


The Federal budget seemed to forget that as doctors we see daily the challenges to access adequate timely high quality health care for many of ...Nothing found


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