Grants offered to help pay power bills

Businesses and community groups could soon be given taxpayer-funded grants to help reduce their power bills. After days of announcing big ticket climate change and energy policies, the Morrison government is localising its focus. The government plans to establish a $50 million kitty of public funds to help businesses and community organisations cut their energy […]

Continue Reading

Women managers to wait 20 years for parity

Women will have to wait another 20 years to be on par with men in most management roles, a new report shows. The report, released on Thursday by Curtin University and the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, found women are underpaid and under-represented in leadership positions. While women now hold 37.5 per cent of full-time management […]

Continue Reading

Labor promises strategic fleet for Aust

Labor has pledged to create a strategic shipping fleet to “enhance Australia’s economic sovereignty and national security” if the party is elected to federal government. Labor leader Bill Shorten and transport spokesman Anthony Albanese say Australia relies on shipping to move 99 per cent of its imports and exports, but the country’s own merchant fleet […]

Continue Reading

Govt pledges $1.43bn for Hobart City Deal

Hobart and its surrounds will get $730 million in total federal, state and council funding to help ease traffic congestion. The centrepiece of Saturday’s funding announcement, as part of a soon-to-be announced City Deal, is $576 million for a long-awaited replacement bridge at Bridgewater, north of the Tasmanian capital. “Hobart suffers congestion at times, just […]

Continue Reading

Thousands in Vic at risk of deadly bug

Thousands of Victorians may have been exposed to a potentially fatal bacteria that has been linked to the death of an elderly woman. Hospitals, aged care homes, some councils and several Meals on Wheels services are among customers of a catering company shut down amid fears of spreading listeriosis. The health department closed I Cook […]

Continue Reading

Hobart gets $730 million to ease traffic

Hobart and its surrounds will get $730 million in total federal, state and council funding to help ease traffic congestion. The centrepiece of Saturday’s funding announcement, as part of a soon-to-be announced City Deal, is $576 million for a long-awaited replacement bridge at Bridgewater, north of the Tasmanian capital. “Hobart suffers congestion at times, just […]

Continue Reading