Posts Tagged ‘Health Department’

Red faces and empty pockets

Posted: 10:36 am on 10th February 2015

There might be some red faces around the federal Health Department at the moment. WasteWatch has unearthed a cryptic little contract, worth just over $11,000 of your money, for what could be a pretty costly moment of absent-mindedness. See, the contract is for “EDW Forgot Password Reset Functionality.” An EDW is an ‘enterprise data warehouse.’ They are big databases that companies and governments use to store all the information they’ve…

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Government funding addicts’ memoirs

Posted: 9:23 am on 4th October 2013

In FY 2011-2012, the NSW Health Department spent about $10.5 million funding drug-related NGOs. They also spent $10.3 million on advertising, some of which must have gone towards their “Cannabis can leave you permanently out of it” campaign, or their “Don’t Let Drugs Use You” campaign. Earlier this year, Minister Jillian Skinner opened the state’s third dedicated Drug Court. Suffice to say, the NSW Health Department is working very hard…

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