A tax to make people poorer in a degraded environment

Victorian Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie has welcomed changes to Round 2 Regional Development Australia Funding criteria and is encouraging the department to distribute money fairly to projects throughout all of regional Victoria. “The criteria for the new application forms has been finalised and I welcome the improvements. The department has completely re-written the guidelines and…

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WorkCover confirms e-health bullying investigation

  08 November 2011 NSW WorkCover has investigated complaints of bullying at the National e-Health Transition Authority’s Sydney headquarters, and is working with the organisation “to ensure bullying does not take place”. The complaints came to light last month at a Senate estimates hearing, when new Victorian Nationals senator Bridget McKenzie asked if Nehta had…

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Funding criteria changed

  07 November 2011 Victorian Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie has welcomed changes to the criteria for the second round of Regional Development Australia Funding. Senator McKenzie said the guidelines had been completely rewritten and the application process had also been reformed. ‘‘The criteria for the new application forms has been finalised and I welcome the improvements,’’…

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Valley’s funding miss

   27 October 2011 ALLEGATIONS of Australian Labor Party favouritism have surfaced, following the rejection of two key Gippsland projects by the Regional Development Australia Fund. Gippsland Senator Bridget McKenzie questioned the distribution of about $1 billion by the RDAF in Senate estimate hearings last week, following the rejection of a key Latrobe City Council…

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NEHTA faces high staff turnover

  21 October 2011 STAFF turnover at the National e-Health Transition Authority is “high” at 30 per cent per annum, its chief executive Peter Fleming has conceded, prompting “research” into the reasons. Mr Fleming said employees were talented and working long and hard towards establishing the nation’s e-health record infrastucture for the benefit of all…

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