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Archive for: February, 2011

APRA Clarifies the Treatment of High Quality Liquid Assets as it Implements the New Global Liquidity Standard

Global Liquidity Standard

Australia (News4us.com) February 28, 2011 The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has clarified the treatment of high‑quality liquid assets it will apply when implementing the new global liquidity standard announced by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (Basel Committee) in December 2010. The new global liquidity standard — known as the Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR) requirement —  aims […]

Marine Education Society of Australasia Presents ‘Sea Week’ in Appreciation of Our Marine & Coastal Environment

Australian Antarctic Division

Australia (News4us.com) February 28, 2011 This year Sea Week, which runs from March 6-12, is shining a spotlight on marine science. Sea Week is run by the Marine Education Society of Australasia and aims to focus community awareness, provide information and encourage an appreciation of our marine and coastal environment. The Australian Antarctic Division conducts […]

Theatre Board of the Australia Council for the Arts Announces New Cultural Leadership Skills Development Grants

Leadership Skills Development Grants

Australia (News4us.com) February 28, 2011 The need to develop arts leaders is being addressed by the Theatre Board of the Australia Council for the Arts, which today announces new grants to help emerging leaders develop and share the skills of cultural leadership. The Theatre Board has awarded two producers and four theatre makers Cultural Leadership […]

Screen Australia Funded Short Film ‘The Lost Thing’ Awarded an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film at 2011 Academy Awards

Screen Australia Funded Short Film 'The Lost Thing'

Australia (News4us.com) February 28, 2011 Directed and written by Shaun Tan and also directed by Andrew Ruhemann, The Lost Thing is about a boy and a strange creature he finds on the beach. The film was produced by Sophie Byrne of Melbourne’s Passion Pictures, and features the vocal talents of Australian comedian Tim Minchin. “Winning […]

Cricket Australia’s National Selection Panel Announces Young Cricketers Picked for Australian Institute of Sports Men’s Scholarship Program

Australian Institute of Sports Men's Scholarship

Australia (News4us.com) February 28, 2011 Some of Australia’s brightest young talents have been chosen for the 2011 Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) men’s scholarship program at the Cricket Australia Centre of Excellence (COE) in Brisbane this winter. Cricket Australia’s National Selection Panel (NSP) announced the AIS squad that will undertake the program including the Emerging […]

Streamlined National Heavy Vehicle Laws to Slash Ted Tape & Improve Productivity & Safety Proposed by National Transport Commission

National Heavy Vehicle Laws

Australia (News4us.com) February 28, 2011 A proposed single national heavy vehicle law to slash red tape and improve productivity and safety was released today by the National Transport Commission (NTC) and National Heavy Vehicle Regulator Project (NHVR) Project Office for public consultation. The proposed law will be administered by the new National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, […]

West Australian Regional Outreach Officer to Conduct Free Seminar in Esperance on March 10 for Regional Employers

Regional Employers

Western Australia (News4us.com) February 28, 2011 The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) is visiting Esperance and Ravensthorpe on March 9 and 10 to provide businesses and workers with information on employer-sponsored migration pathways. The West Australian regional outreach officer will be conducting a free seminar in Esperance on March 10 for regional employers. The […]

Department of Immigration and Citizenship Investigation Leads to Melbourne Couple Being Convicted of Passport Fraud

Passport Fraud

Melbourne, VIC, Australia (News4us.com) February 28, 2011 The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) today welcomed the conviction of a Melbourne couple who used their passports to facilitate the illegal entry into Australia of three Iraqi citizens. Zena and Sievan Gharib were found guilty in the Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court of providing another person with their […]

Asylum Seekers Claims Given a Boost with a Faster Initial Assessment Process Determining Claims Starting in March

Asylum Seekers Claims

Canberra, Australia (News4us.com) February 28, 2011 A new, faster initial assessment for asylum seekers effective today will speed up the process of determining asylum seekers’ claims. Changes to the refugee status determination process for irregular maritime arrivals will apply from March 1, consistent with the government’s announcement following the High Court’s decision handed down on […]

First Ever Indigenous Expenditure Report Released by the Australian Productivity Commission

Indigenous Expenditure Report

Canberra, Australia (News4us.com) February 28, 2011 The Australian Government has welcomed the release of the first Indigenous Expenditure Report by the Productivity Commission. The report forms part of the Council of Australian Government’s (COAG) commitment to reporting transparency on expenditure on services for Indigenous Australians. It estimates the Commonwealth and State and Territory Government spent […]

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