Festival Hall could be saved as Heritage Victoria recommends protection for Melbourne venue

Festival Hall could be saved as Heritage Victoria recommends protection for Melbourne venue

Posted May 18, 2018 08:18:41 Photo: The proposed development would see two apartment towers built on the site. (Supplied) Related Story: ‘We’re being pummelled’: Festival Hall owners say it can’t compete as redevelopment plans unveiled Melbourne’s Festival Hall could be saved from demolition, after Heritage Victoria recommended the 100-year-old venue …

Parliamentary committee recommends referendum after dual citizenship fiasco – Politics

Parliamentary committee recommends referendum after dual citizenship fiasco – Politics

Updated May 17, 2018 10:00:20 The nation should be forced to vote on changes to the constitution to ensure more Australians can run for Parliament and the electoral system is not manipulated, according to a parliamentary committee. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull ordered the review of section 44 of the constitution …

Live export review recommends major reductions in sheep numbers on Middle East-bound ships – Politics

Live export review recommends major reductions in sheep numbers on Middle East-bound ships – Politics

Updated May 17, 2018 09:25:22 A Federal Government-ordered review into live sheep exports has recommended a major reduction in animals on ships bound for the Middle East during the dangerous hot months in the middle of the year. Key points: Major recommendation from review is to increase space for sheep …

Gonski report recommends moving away from mass learning to tailored education

Gonski report recommends moving away from mass learning to tailored education

Updated April 30, 2018 00:13:56 Australia must urgently modernise its industrial era model of school education and move towards individualised learning for all students. That is the central recommendation of a wide-ranging report by businessman David Gonski and a panel of experts commissioned by the Federal Government. The report says …

Tasmania University Union review recommends shutting up shop over transparency, relevance issues

Tasmania University Union review recommends shutting up shop over transparency, relevance issues

Posted March 29, 2018 06:38:59 A damning report into the Tasmania University Union (TUU) has found it is “increasingly irrelevant”, has “flawed” communication with students and a “complex and cumbersome” organisational structure. The TUU commissioned the review into its operations in 2017, at a cost of about $120,000. One recommendation …

Parliament recommends former minister Bruce Billson be censured for undeclared payments

Parliament recommends former minister Bruce Billson be censured for undeclared payments

Updated March 26, 2018 18:11:03 Former Liberal minister Bruce Billson has admitted to receiving an undeclared payment from a “friend” through his personal consultancy business while still a member of parliament. The payment was in addition to a $75,000 annual salary from the Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) that 7.30 …