Microsoft and technology stocks boost Wall Street, Australian dollar hits US76.5c

Microsoft and technology stocks boost Wall Street, Australian dollar hits US76.5c

Posted June 05, 2018 08:01:14 Related Story: Australian dollar jumps to six-week high, driven by retail sales and company profits Despite a strong lead from US and European markets overnight, Australian shares are expected to start the day weaker. Markets at 7:20am (AEST): ASX SPI 200 futures -0.4pc to 6,003, …

Cost of living assistance gets boost in Queensland state budget

Cost of living assistance gets boost in Queensland state budget

Updated June 03, 2018 15:21:30 Cost of living concessions in this month’s Queensland budget will be increased by $200 million, but tens of millions is going unclaimed because the system has been too hard to navigate, to the peak welfare group says. The annual budget provision for concessions is based …

ICAC pleads with SA Liberal Government for funding boost, accuses Labor of go-slow

ICAC pleads with SA Liberal Government for funding boost, accuses Labor of go-slow

Posted May 30, 2018 05:09:07 South Australia’s Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Bruce Lander has used his first meeting with new Premier Steven Marshall to plead for a funding boost for his office, accusing the former Labor Government of ignoring his funding requests before the election. The ABC has used Freedom …

NSW Police gets $220m boost, but falls short of demands for thousands of extra officers

NSW Police gets $220m boost, but falls short of demands for thousands of extra officers

Updated May 29, 2018 13:25:44 Photo: Gladys Berejiklian has announced a big boost to the NSW police budget. (AAP: Sam Mooy) There will be a $220 million boost for the New South Wales police force in this year’s budget, the State Government has confirmed, which includes the recruitment of another …

North East Link project will reduce crashes, deliver economic boost: Victorian Government

North East Link project will reduce crashes, deliver economic boost: Victorian Government

Posted May 27, 2018 13:05:09 Related Story: East West Link or North East Link? Voters to decide as parties pick sides Related Story: Premier unveils route for Melbourne’s $16.5b North East Link Melbourne’s proposed North East Link — the so-called missing link between two of the city’s busiest arterial roads …

Mental health services funding boost in ACT welcomed by Canberra mother who lost son to suicide

Mental health services funding boost in ACT welcomed by Canberra mother who lost son to suicide

Posted May 23, 2018 06:18:04 Photo: Ros Williams says mental health services did not improve after her son’s death. (ABC News: Ben Harris/Supplied) Ros Williams lost her son to suicide seven years ago, but says things could have been very different if he had access to the new mental health …