Posts Tagged ‘Environment’

Clean Investments Need Cleaning Up!

Posted: 12:00 am on 13th March 2015

We bring you more news from the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) who assess the efficacy of, amongst other things, the outcomes of government awarded grants. While you may still be coming to terms with the ineffective near-billion dollars spent on ethanol over the last decade, here’s another little scoop for you. The Clean Technology Investment Program was allocated $800 million to “assist manufacturers to invest in energy-efficient capital equipment and low-emissions technologies,…

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Canberra gamers

Posted: 9:00 am on 1st May 2014

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority has just spent $10,000 of your money “finalising” a mobile phone game app called “Run the River.” Gamers must try to manage the waterflow of the Murray-Darling system, taking into account all the competing demands of different stakeholders. According to Simon Birmingham, Liberal Senator from South Australia and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment, the game “very much reflects the challenges we face in the Murray-Darling…

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$20k for fibro nostalgia

Posted: 11:09 am on 16th July 2013

Labor, the Coalition and the Greens all favour the constitutional amendment to recognise local government. They think it would ‘streamline’ the relationship between the Commonwealth and local governments. Local government could get money directly from the Commonwealth, allowing them to bypass the states. Here at WasteWatch, we think this is a recipe of profligate local governments, aided and abetted by the Commonwealth government. Without the states applying the necessary brakes local…

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