Budget 2018: Funding reduced at corporate regulator ASIC amid banking royal commission revelations

Budget 2018: Funding reduced at corporate regulator ASIC amid banking royal commission revelations

Posted May 10, 2018 16:48:35 Funding is being cut at Australia’s corporate regulator and staffing levels will be reduced, according to figures in Tuesday’s federal budget. Key points: ASIC will lose $28 million in Government funding over next three years Average staffing levels will drop by 2 per cent — …

Budget 2018: ABC News boss Gaven Morris says there’s ‘no more fat to cut’ after funding reduced

Budget 2018: ABC News boss Gaven Morris says there’s ‘no more fat to cut’ after funding reduced

Posted May 10, 2018 14:45:35 Photo: Gaven Morris says the ABC’s per-capita funding is lower than that of other public broadcasters. (ABC News) Related Story: ABC funding frozen in $84 million hit to bottom line ABC News director Gaven Morris says there is “no more fat to cut at the …

Budget 2018: Mobile blackspot funding to drop out at end of next financial year – ABC Rural

Budget 2018: Mobile blackspot funding to drop out at end of next financial year – ABC Rural

Regional and rural mobile phone users are among the big losers in last night’s budget with no funding for Australia’s mobile phone blackspot program beyond the next financial year. Deputy leader of the Nationals and Minister for Regional Communications, Bridget McKenzie, this morning defended the Federal Government’s investment in regional …

Budget 2018: ABC funding frozen in $84 million hit to bottom line

Budget 2018: ABC funding frozen in $84 million hit to bottom line

Updated May 08, 2018 21:02:42 The Government has announced it will freeze the ABC’s annual funding indexation for three years from July 2019, costing the organisation $84 million. External Link: @gavmorris: “Let’s be clear… ABC indexation freeze plus direct cuts to abc news funding amounts to over 120 million disinvestment …

Budget 2018: Big Banana preparing for new future after Treasurer announces funding for bypass

Budget 2018: Big Banana preparing for new future after Treasurer announces funding for bypass

Posted May 08, 2018 15:08:20 Photo: Big Banana manager Michael Lockman is upbeat about the future, despite losing highway traffic. (ABC News: Meghna Bali) One of Australia’s best-known highway stops is reconsidering its future following the announcement of a highway bypass. The Federal Government has allocated $970 million in the …

Budget to focus on funding more at-home care for elderly | Australia news

The biggest focus on aged care in six years looks to be the centrepiece of next week’s budget, with the government expected to distribute its $100bn spend across training, an increased in-home care focus and streamlined services. After announcing a $20bn a year for five-year spend last year, the aged …

Wheeler Centre announces new $150,000 funding initiative for emerging writers

Wheeler Centre announces new $150,000 funding initiative for emerging writers

Posted May 03, 2018 20:39:39 Photo: Slam poet and writer Maxine Beneba Clarke will sit on the judging panel for this year’s Next Chapter application process. (Supplied: Hachette) Related Story: First-time novelist scores hat-trick at NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Related Link: Australian women writers in the 20th century, the Stella …

Budget 2018: ‘Seed funding’ for Australian space agency to be unveiled

Budget 2018: ‘Seed funding’ for Australian space agency to be unveiled

Posted May 03, 2018 04:48:03 Australia’s push for a slice of the rapidly growing space industry will receive a $50 million injection in the federal budget, the ABC can reveal. Next Tuesday, the Government will unveil “seed funding” to finally establish a dedicated Australian space agency to coordinate existing efforts …

Budget to focus on funding more at-home aged care

Budget to focus on funding more at-home aged care

Posted May 02, 2018 20:47:44 Cutting the waiting list for older Australians needing aged care in their own homes will be a focus of next week’s federal budget. More than 100,000 people are waiting for an aged care package, which provides up to $50,000 to spend on a range of …

Aboriginal communities receive Medicare funding for dialysis in remote communities

Aboriginal communities receive Medicare funding for dialysis in remote communities

Posted April 30, 2018 21:21:34 Photo: The new Medicare item will apply to dialysis treatments managed by a registered nurse or Aboriginal health worker in very remote settings. (ABC News: Isabella Higgins) More people from remote Aboriginal communities will be able to access dialysis closer to home, after the Federal …