Governance Archive

Report finds potential for fraud, corrupt practices, and misuse of position by Councillors in 32 of Victoria’s 79 Councils (8 November 2013)

An independent report by Victoria’s municipal watchdog, the Local Government Investigations and Compliance Inspectorate, into the use of ward funds by 32 of Victoria’s 79 councils has found that some councillors risk breaching the law. Victoria’s Minister for Local

New independent body to provide administrative services and support for all Victorian courts (30 October 2013)

The Victorian Liberal-National Government has introduced legislation into Parliament to establish a new independent body to provide administrative services and support for all Victorian courts and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Victoria’s Attorney-General, Mr Robert Clark, said the

Panel of Administrators appointed to Rural City of Wangaratta Council (30 October 2013)

Victoria’s Minister for Local Government, Mrs Jeanette Powell, has announced the appointment of a panel of administrators to lead the Rural City of Wangaratta Council until the 2016 municipal elections. The appointment follows the dismissal of the Wangaratta Council

Queensland launches new trade & investment statutory authority and appoints Board members (25 October 2013)

Queensland’s Treasurer and Minister for Trade, Mr Tim Nicholls, this week announced that the government had approved the appointment of six members of the newly created Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ) board. The new statutory authority was created following

New Liberal-National Federal government moves to increase jobs and investment in Queensland by streamlining environmental approvals processes (24 October 2013)

Australia’s Federal Government and the Queensland State Government have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to create a “one-stop shop” for environmental approvals. The Federal government says that the reform is important for the Australian economy and is a

Upcoming Event | Victorian Managed Insurance Authority’s Risk Conference | Melbourne, 7 & 8 October 2013

With global financial crises, increasing social complexity, ever emerging instances of cybercrime and unnaturally large weather disasters occurring more frequently, the risk landscape facing governments large and small grows more challenging by the day. The Victorian Managed Insurance Authority’s

Queensland overhauls its building industry regulator (24 August 2013)

The Queensland State government has announced that its Parliament has passed legislation to allow the creation of a new building industry regulator, the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC). Queensland’s Housing and Public Works Minister, Mr Tim Mander, said

New Independent Inspector-General of Animal Welfare and Live Animal Exports to be established (2 August 2013)

The Federal Government (if relected) will establish a new independent position to review and audit Australia’s live animal export trade processes and systems to strengthen Australia’s animal welfare assurance system. Announcing the establishment of the new position, Federal Minister

ACCC Commissioner, Mr Joe Dimasi, not to seek reappointment (30 July 2013)

On 25 July 2013, Australian Competition and Consumer Commissioner, Mr Joe Dimasi, announced that he has informed the Government that he will not seek reappointment to the Commission. Mr Dimasi was appointed an ACCC Commissioner in November 2008. Prior

Free information sessions for charities and not-for-profits in Victoria during August (19 July 2013)

Information sessions are being held in Victoria during August 2013 to assist charities and organisations in the not-for-profit sector to understand the implications of the new regulatory framework and the operations of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. These