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Recent Federal Government Announcements
This week, the Federal Government announced the release of the New Standards for Training Providers and Regulators, the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Tender and the Agricultural Competitiveness Green Paper.
Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda
The Hon. Ian Macfarlane, Minister for Industry and Prime Minister the Hon. Tony Abbott today released the Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda.
The Agenda forms a central part of the Government’s Economic Action Strategy which aims to strengthen Australia’s competitiveness and build a strong, prosperous economy.
Australian Government Employment Services Tender
The Australian Government today released the Request for Tender for Employment Services 2015-20.
Minister for Employment Senator Eric Abetz said the Government was investing $5.1 billion in a new model to operate from 1 July 2015 "to better meet the needs of job seekers, employers and employment services providers".
Information on the tender and purchasing process is available at www.tenders.gov.au and the tender closes on Monday 17 November 2014.
Strong Choices asset privatisation overview
By Jonathan Pavetto, Consultant
The Queensland Government has recently confirmed the privatisation program it will take to the next election. The program includes the long term lease of several government businesses, which amount to around 12% of state government assets.
Industry update: Competition Policy & Energy Green Paper
Prime Minister Tony Abbott and the Minister for Small Business, Hon. Bruce Billson MP announced a review of Competition Policy on 4 December 2013. This initiated the first major review in 20 years. The Draft Report has now been released by the Review Committee invites submissions with a closing date of 17 November 2014.
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