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Public servants brace for tree change - SBS

Public servants brace for tree changeSBSDeputy Nationals leader Fiona Nash has outlined plans to relocate more government departments and agencies to regional Australia. Source: AAP. 20 Apr 2017 - 3:34 AM UPDATED 1 MIN AGO ...and more »

Coalition building a case for public servants to go bush - The Australian;

Coalition building a case for public servants to go bush - The Australian

The AustralianCoalition building a case for public servants to go bushThe AustralianMore public servants could be forced to move from capital cities and into the bush after Regional Development Minister Fiona Nash ordered ministers to come up with a list of government agencies suitable for relocation. The new decentralisation push ...and more »

Terrestrial broadcasting particularly important to regional Australia: Fiona Nash #NPC - Radioinfo (subscription);

Terrestrial broadcasting particularly important to regional Australia: Fiona Nash #NPC - Radioinfo (subscription)

Radioinfo (subscription)Terrestrial broadcasting particularly important to regional Australia: Fiona Nash #NPCRadioinfo (subscription)Senator Fiona Nash addressed the National Press Club today about regional issues, speaking passionately about what regional towns have to offer and making the case for businesses and government departments to move to regional Australia. She spoke ...and more »

Federal government plans Canberra public service clear-out - The Canberra Times;

Federal government plans Canberra public service clear-out - The Canberra Times

The Canberra TimesFederal government plans Canberra public service clear-outThe Canberra TimesThe Coalition government is trying to open the way for a mass clear-out of Commonwealth departments and the public servants who work there from the national capital. The government announced a policy on Wednesday that would force all federal ...and more »

Government departments have to make city case or move to regions - The Australian Financial Review;

Government departments have to make city case or move to regions - The Australian Financial Review

The Australian Financial ReviewGovernment departments have to make city case or move to regionsThe Australian Financial ReviewDeputy Nationals Leader Fiona Nash speaks during her address to the National Press Club in Canberra on Wednesday. AAP. Fleur Anderson. Share on Facebook · Share on twitter. by Fleur Anderson. Government ministers have three months to justify why ...and more »

Public service decentralisation push sparks fierce backlash from ACT representatives - ABC Online;

Public service decentralisation push sparks fierce backlash from ACT representatives - ABC Online

ABC OnlinePublic service decentralisation push sparks fierce backlash from ACT representativesABC OnlineRepresentatives for the ACT on both sides of politics have condemned a Government decision to encourage the decentralisation of government agencies. Regional Affairs Minister and deputy Nationals leader Fiona Nash announced on Wednesday that all ...and more »

Data drought: NBN Co planning bigger data plans for regional business - Weekly Times Now;

Data drought: NBN Co planning bigger data plans for regional business - Weekly Times Now

Weekly Times NowData drought: NBN Co planning bigger data plans for regional businessWeekly Times NowREGIONAL and rural businesses will have access to larger NBN data plans within the next year. Minister for Regional Development and Regional Communications Fiona Nash made the announcement during her speech at the National Press Club today, ...and more »

Coalition announces dramatic public service decentralisation plan - The Guardian;

Coalition announces dramatic public service decentralisation plan - The Guardian

The GuardianCoalition announces dramatic public service decentralisation planThe GuardianThe deputy Nationals leader, Fiona Nash, announces a sweeping decentralisation program at the National Press Club on Wednesday. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP. Australian economy. Coalition announces dramatic public service decentralisation plan.and more »

Departments could shift to the regions - Bendigo Advertiser;

Departments could shift to the regions - Bendigo Advertiser

Bendigo AdvertiserDepartments could shift to the regionsBendigo AdvertiserFEDERAL government ministers will need to justify why their department should not be shifted to regional areas as part of a new decentralisation push. Minister for regional development Fiona Nash announced the plan during a speech to the National Press ...and more »

New push to move more agencies to regions - The Australian

New push to move more agencies to regionsThe AustralianThe Turnbull government has launched a new push for government departments to move to the regions, with ministers to report back by August on which agencies would be suitable. As the controversial decision to relocate the Australian Pesticides and ...and more »

Decentralise your departments to regional areas, Federal Government tells ministers - ABC Online;

Decentralise your departments to regional areas, Federal Government tells ministers - ABC Online

ABC OnlineDecentralise your departments to regional areas, Federal Government tells ministersABC OnlineThe Federal Government has announced a new decentralisation push, requiring all ministers to justify whether agencies within their portfolios should remain in the big cities. Key points: Ministers have until August to report back on which of their ...and more »

'Getting on with the job': Public servants given BBQ talking points on Armidale relocation - ABC Online;

'Getting on with the job': Public servants given BBQ talking points on Armidale relocation - ABC Online

ABC Online'Getting on with the job': Public servants given BBQ talking points on Armidale relocationABC Online"It's no secret the agency is changing — and that doesn't have to be a bad thing." Key points: APVMA releases official talking points to staff over department's Armidale relocation; Talking points designed to "build confidence talking about our ...and more »

Public servants given scripts for 'BBQ conversations' - Daily Advertiser;

Public servants given scripts for 'BBQ conversations' - Daily Advertiser

Daily AdvertiserPublic servants given scripts for 'BBQ conversations'Daily AdvertiserA federal government agency has handed its public servants scripted lines, to be recited in "BBQ conversations" and other "social settings", about its controversial move out of town. Workers at the pesticides authority have been given a long list of ...and more »