Archived News for Industry Professionals - May, 2013
Over the next few months, more than 300 000 students will be asked to rate their experiences at a TAFE institute, private training or adult and community education provider as part of the 2013 Student Outcomes Survey.
The Federal Government has announced it has granted approval for the Anketell Point Iron Ore Processing and Export Project in Western Australia, subject to 45 strict conditions.
The Federal Government has reaffirmed its support of the delivery of the $9 billion Melbourne Metro passenger train system, with Federal Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese saying that the Federal Budget would allocate $3 billion to be matched dollar-for-dollar by the State Government.
The Victorian Government has commenced the formal planning and consultation process for the proposed East West Link road project, according to State Minister for Roads Terry Mulder.
The Federal Government has revealed the full extent of its $1 billion jobs package, which it says will support an ‘innovative and dynamic economy’ and will produce more Australian jobs.
The Federal Government has announced it will invest $10.5 million for the delivery of a national approach to protect Australians from asbestos-related diseases.
The proportion of employees who were trade union members in their main job has been steady at 18 per cent for the last three years, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
The Victorian Government has rolled out its new $1 billion Biodiversity Conservation Strategy, which it says will serve the needs of both the housing industry and the state’s biodiversity.
The Federal Government has announced it will contribute $68 million to the formation of a new, industry-led pilot training program aimed at developing new training pathways into high-demand trade and technical occupations.
The Federal and South Australian Governments are seeking public feedback on three new mining and infrastructure plans that will aim to guide the rollout of major transport, logistics, energy and water projects in regional South Australian.
The Federal Government has announced $45 million in funding for a new Skills Connect Fund, which aims to provide industry with a single point of access for skills and workforce development support.
The Australian Railway Association (ARA) has welcomed the release of the new National Land Freight Strategy, following the meeting of the Standing council on Transport and Infrastructure (SCOTI).