Politics & Government

Essential Services Commission

Premiums falling for domestic building insurance

29-Jan-2019 12:15 PM
A new report shows average premiums are falling for insurance designed to cover homeowners for defects if their builder dies, disappears or goes out of business.

Essential Services Commission

Report shows few homeowners claiming domestic building insurance

29-Jan-2019 5:00 AM
A new report shows very few homeowners make claims against insurance designed to cover them for defects if their builder dies, disappears or goes out of business.

Essential Services Commission

Accident towing fees to remain steady but storage fees might increase following review

11-Jan-2019 11:04 AM
How much you pay in storage fees after an accident might increase but towing fees would stay the same under final recommendations from the state’s economic regulator of essential services to the Minister for Roads.

Essential Services Commission

Accident towing fees remain steady while storage fees increased to maintain viability

09-Jan-2019 6:00 AM
How much you pay in storage fees after an accident would increase but towing fees would stay the same under final recommendations from the state’s economic regulator of essential services.

Essential Services Commission

105,000 regional water customers to benefit from water pricing review

21-Dec-2018 3:29 PM
Over 100,000 regional water customers will see closer monitoring of their water businesses by the state’s economic regulator over the next two years as new pricing decisions are developed. The process will encourage better performance and development of water services in rural areas.

Essential Services Commission

Local councils rate cap set for 2019-20

20-Dec-2018 4:21 PM
Victoria’s 79 local councils have until 31 March 2019 to apply for a rate increase above the 2.50% cap set by the Minister for Local Government, the Hon Adem Somyurek MLC.

Essential Services Commission

Most councils ‘under’ the rate cap for third year

12-Dec-2018 9:49 AM
The vast majority of Victorian councils have complied with the state government’s rate cap for the third year in a row, according to a new report from the body responsible for overseeing the system.

Department of the Environment

Media alert - Meeting of the Environment Ministers - Friday 7 December 2018

07-Dec-2018 9:26 AM
Minister for the Environment Melissa Price, will be in Parliament House, Canberra & will have the following engagement.   What:                   &nb

Essential Services Commission

Solar owners to benefit from a proposed increase in the single rate minimum feed-in tariff for 2019-20

04-Dec-2018 2:00 PM
Victorian solar panel owners would benefit from a new single rate minimum feed-in tariff proposed for 2019-20 of 11 cents per kilowatt hour.

Business Wire Australia and New Zealand

Abu Dhabi to Host Interfaith Alliance For Safer Communities: Child Dignity in the Digital World Forum on 19 November

18-Nov-2018 1:09 PM
- Organized under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan   His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces (Photo: AETOSWir

Essential Services Commission

Working together to better protect people experiencing family violence

31-Oct-2018 6:00 AM
The state’s energy regulator is working with family violence specialists and the energy industry to put in place safeguards for energy customers who are dealing with family violence.

Essential Services Commission

Energy regulator says energy reforms ‘a game changer’

30-Oct-2018 12:01 AM
Victoria's energy regulator has adopted sweeping new reforms that make electricity and gas retailers responsible for helping customers get on to their best energy deals.

Business Wire Australia and New Zealand

Debt Default Clock Moves Closer to Midnight

02-Oct-2018 9:54 AM
Congressional inaction leads to nation’s continued fiscal deterioration in the 3rd quarter WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, the Debt Default Clock Review Committee completed its second update of the Debt Default Cl

Business Wire Australia and New Zealand

Steve Bannon’s New Documentary Film Trump @War Launches Free Online Access

21-Sep-2018 9:01 AM
Distribution partner Western Journal to stream full-length film worldwide   Watch free full-length feature film: trumpmovienow.com (Photo: Business Wire) WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Trump @War in conjunction with its

Essential Services Commission

Commission delivers long-term benefits for 2.4 million Victorian households

20-Sep-2018 10:39 AM
?Victoria’s economic regulator has highlighted key decisions and regulatory reforms of the past year delivering real and tangible benefits for all Victorians in its 2017–18 Annual Report.

Business Wire Australia and New Zealand

Global Game Changers Descend on Sharjah for International Government Communication Forum 2018

29-Mar-2018 10:19 AM
More than 40 speakers from 16 countries and modern history makers are taking part in IGCF Event is expected to welcome around 3,000 experts, government officials and media and communication professionals IGCF2018 gener

Mediaportal - AEC

New rules for authorising electoral, referendum and political matter

06-Mar-2018 10:24 AM
Longstanding authorisation requirements mandated for federal electoral advertising will change on 15 March 2018.

Business Wire Australia and New Zealand

Indian Premier Joins World Leaders to Champion Technology and Reform at World Government Summit 2018

12-Feb-2018 10:26 AM
  • Narendra Modi leads delegation from India, guest country at WGS • French PM Édouard Philippe calls for national transformation • IMF Chief Christine Lagarde bets on region’s youth to spearhead sustainable growth  

Essential Services Commission

Local councils rate cap set for 2018–19

21-Dec-2017 1:59 PM
Victoria’s 79 local councils have until 31 March 2018 to apply for a rate increase above the 2.25% cap set by the Minister for Local Government, Marlene Kairouz.

Essential Services Commission

Proposed minimum feed-in tariffs for 2017-18

19-Dec-2017 11:48 AM
From July next year, energy companies may pay solar households and small businesses different rates depending on which time of day they put energy back into the grid.