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Latest Update 09/03/2011

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2011 National Awards for Local GovernmentThe National Awards for Local Government recognise, reward and promote the innovative work of local governments across Australia. The National Awards are an important component of the Government’s new partnership with local government, showcasing unique local solutions to common problems.Entries for the National Awards for Local Government are now open and will close on Wednesday 23 March

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Calls to Close the Gap within the public-service – The Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) this week urged the Federal Government to address Indigenous pay gaps in the Australian Public Service (APS). CPSU national secretary Nadine Flood said Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander agencies were under-funded and staff received lower pay rates than colleagues in other APS agencies working at the same level.

Steps to attract the best procurement talent – The complex economic environment in Australia and around the world will have a significant impact on public sector chief procurement officers (CPOs) in 2011.


Government of New South Wales State Plan
The State Plan is the NSW Government’s long term plan to deliver the best possible services to the people of NSW.It sets tough realistic targets for service improvements and provides an open and transparent way to measure how we perform.The NSW Government delivers wide ranging services. The State Plan sets out the main areas where the community expects improvements and shows how those improvements will occur.The State Plan ensures that the NSW Government is kept accountable and gets results. It is a tool the community can use to judge whether the Government is achieving the promised results.