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Media releases - Public Sector

See below for all Deloitte Australia news releases related to the public sector - federal, state and local. For Deloitte news outside of Australia visit the Global Press Room.

Deloitte boosts cyber-attack vigilance in Canberra   12 September 2013   As global businesses and government require ever-increasing vigilance against the threat of cyber-attacks, Deloitte is pleased to announce the appointment of Sid Maharaj as Partner, Technology Risk Services in Canberra.
         
Roles and functions of Native Title Organisations to be reviewed   4 June 2013   The Australian Government has initiated a review of the roles and functions of native title organisations to ensure that these organisations continue to meet the evolving needs of the native title system and are well positioned to respond to the needs of native title holders after claims have been resolved.
         
Deloitte acquires Vigilant – a market leading cyber security services business   3 June 2013   Vigilant acquisition adds to Deloitte’s world leading security practice, positioning Deloitte as the cyber threat consultancy.
         
Wayne Goss retires from Deloitte   31 May 2013   Longstanding Deloitte Chairman of eight years Wayne Goss retired from professional services firm Deloitte on May 31, and has been replaced by senior partner Keith Jones, who stepped down from his roles as Office Managing Partner for WA and leader of the firm’s E&R industry group, to take up the non-executive role.
         
Complex public sector reform agenda leads to the appointment of two new Deloitte partners   11 December 2012   At a time when Australian state and Federal governments are tackling the biggest public sector reform agenda facing the country for more than a decade, professional services firm Deloitte has announced the appointment of two new public sector specialists.
         
Award winning Better Health app now even better   11 December 2012   Deloitte, and the Victorian Department of Health digital services and strategy team, have recently updated the Better Health Channel mobile app. The app aims to help all Victorians remain as healthy as they can be, through a range of new features including healthy recipes and customisable environmental health alerts and notifications.
         
James Riddell joins Deloitte Australia to lead infrastructure M&A team   18 September 2012   As governments across the country continue to consider infrastructure asset sales as well as grappling with development of a growing list of major infrastructure projects, Deloitte Australia has brought back from the UK one of its most experienced corporate finance partners James Riddell, to lead its Infrastructure M&A practice across Australia and Asia supporting financial investors in this asset class.
         
HR organisations need to prioritise people-related risk says Deloitte   6 August 2012   With low-probability events that have a far-reaching global impact (black swan events) on the increase, people-related risk is shaping up to be one of the key trends in Human Resources (HR) according to professional services firm Deloitte. HR functions now need to adjust their own priorities as people risk rises on the corporate agenda.
HealthEdata – new Deloitte service to provide data 'superjuice' for a healthier future   1 August 2012   As Australia confronts the reality of an ageing population, Deloitte has launched a unique new data service to help health service policy makers, planners and providers meet this most complex of challenges.
         
Investment Monitor June 2012 – Resources sector propping up pipeline   30 July 2012   The June 2012 issue of Investment Monitor saw the total value of projects in the database hold steady. The value of projects fell by a modest $694 million, or 0.1%, in the June quarter but has still increased by 10.7% over the past year.
         
Retail Forecasts, May 2012 – Budget boost   14 June 2012   Australia's retail sector has been struggling since the post-GFC cash handouts faded – the hit to consumer confidence, fears of job losses and a general need to cut back on consumer debt have all cut into the appetite of Australians for a trip to the shops. However, a string of recent developments suggest that the gloom permeating shopping malls may be starting to lift.
         
The Tablet and TV - a match made in heaven: Deloitte Media Democracy Survey   25 May 2012   Deloitte's State of the Media Democracy survey of more than 2000 Australians across four generations shows that the preferred form of entertainment for 64% of Australians is to watch TV at home. And while they do this, 60% multitask on other electronic devices.
         
Uncertainty easing for Australian tourism as evolution continues   22 May 2012   Post-GFC uncertainty for Australia's tourism industry continues to ease, but a range of challenges remain, according to Deloitte Access Economics' Tourism & Hotel Outlook for the second quarter of 2012.
         
Hotel occupancy rates to grow but new property pipeline remains slow   22 May 2012   Australian hotel room occupancy rates will continue to grow over the next three years -- from 65% to 68%, their highest in decades.
         
Deloitte Digital expands globally   14 May 2012   Deloitte announced today the global launch of Deloitte Digital, a network of digital studios, which provides clients with a full suite of digital services covering strategy, user experience, content, creative, engineering and implementation across mobile, web, social and digital channels.
         
CFOs optimism rebounds despite ongoing uncertainty   24 April 2012   Optimism levels amongst Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) improved during the last quarter according to the latest Deloitte CFO Survey.
         
Business Outlook March quarter 2012: Mining investment in overdrive reinforces two speed split for Australian economy   24 April 2012   Deloitte Access Economics said today that as Europe's central bank has pushed a trillion euros into financial markets - despite the current worrying news from Spain, European risks have receded slightly – from 'terrifying' to 'quite worrying'.
         
Government prepaid cards could save Australia nearly $1 billion over next four years   23 April 2012   New economic analysis by Deloitte Access Economics suggests that switching from current payment methods to prepaid cards for select government payments could provide annual benefits in excess of $240 million per year – or nearly $1 billion over a four-year budget cycle – for Australian consumers and governments, a significant amount in tight fiscal times.
         
Bi-Lateral Employment Initiative will positively impact skills shortages   2 April 2012   Deloitte welcomed today's announcement of a bi-lateral employment initiative to encourage skilled workers from the United States, highlighting the role it will play in meeting Australia's current skills shortages in nominated skilled occupation areas such as engineers, surveyors, tradespeople and construction project managers.
         
RMIT College of Business appoints transformational advisory board   26 March 2012   One of Australia's largest global business schools, RMIT University's College of Business continues to set high standards with the announcement of a distinguished Industry Advisory Board.
         
Collaboration the key to a sustainable water industry   29 February 2012   Closer collaboration with the energy industry, technology providers and the private sector will be vital to ensuring a globally sustainable water industry, according to Water Tight 2012:The Top Issues in the Global Water Sector – the latest report from professional services firm Deloitte.
         
Deloitte appoints new Public Sector leader   20 February 2012   Deloitte announced the appointment of new partner and policy strategist Andrew Johnstone-Burt to lead its Public Sector industry team.
         
Investment Monitor December 2011: The Brisbane Line   1 February 2012   Australia's investment agenda continues to grow.  The December 2011 issue of Investment Monitor sees a further gain in the value of projects recorded of $18.7 billion, or 2.1%.
         
Deloitte Access Economics Business Outlook, December 2011: Eurogeddon?   23 January 2012   Deloitte Access Economics said today that Europe remained the key to global growth in 2012, but its mismanaged crisis means the euro could falter and banks could go bust, sending shockwaves around the world.
         
Business investment in new technologies: improving business performance   17 January 2012   The latest Australian Industry Group/Deloitte National CEO report, Business Investment in New Technologies, examines business investment in new technologies over the past three years.
         
Transform immigration to solve skill crisis, says Deloitte   1 December 2011   A new discussion paper released by Deloitte, suggests that the old rules of immigration no longer serve the future of the workforce or the Australian economy, and proposes a number of innovative solutions to help government and business meet the challenges of the current economic environment.
         
Where is your next worker? – Deloitte urges business to act on looming skill shortage   2 November 2011   Professional services firm Deloitte today launched a major discussion paper - Where is your next worker? - urging Australian businesses and government to act now to get ahead of the looming skill shortage.
         
Deloitte speeding ahead with public sector transport and infrastructure   31 August 2011   Professional services firm Deloitte today announced the appointment of a senior infrastructure and transport expert Luke Houghton as leader of Deloitte's Public Sector transport and infrastructure industry practice.
         
Deloitte kicking goals for education and underprivileged young people   29 July 2011   Deloitte announced the appointment of Vanessa Cover, the first Australian Fellow to the global program - Deloitte21 Challenge.
         
Changes in the design of emergency departments are required to improve patient care and reduce waiting lists   29 July 2011   Deloitte has been working with industry representatives to examine ways to change the design of hospital emergency departments to improve patient care and reduce waiting times.
         
Deloitte sets its sights on growth   27 May 2011   Deloitte Australia announced today it will promote 46 new partners effective 1 July 2011.
         
Skill intake to help build Australia   11 May 2011   New Budget initiative to support companies needing to source skilled foreign workers to meet demands of major infrastructure projects.
         
Moves to up-skill regional Australia   11 May 2011   As part of this year's Federal Budget, the Government has announced the introduction of Regional Migration Agreements (RMAs).
         
Superannuation pension drawdown discount gets partial stay of execution   11 May 2011   The Government announced in the Federal Budget that it will phase out the pension draw down relief.
         
Excess contribution tax relief option: only a temporary bandaid   11 May 2011   Aware that there was increasing public anger at penalties caused by minor breaches of the concessional contributions cap, the Government used the Federal Budget to announce some minor relief.
         
Changes to FBT hit both employers and employees   11 May 2011   The Federal Treasurer confirmed changes to the FBT legislation as it impacts the provision of cars by employers to employees.
         
Deloitte welcomes private sector investment in infrastructure   11 May 2011   Deloitte welcomes the increased funding and expansion of Infrastructure Australia, the creation of an Infrastructure Financing Group (IFG), and tax incentives for investment in public infrastructure projects around Australia announced in the Federal Budget.
         
Future funding remains a concern in the aged care industry   30 March 2011   The Productivity Commission's draft report "Caring for Older Australians" goes a long way towards addressing many of the reform issues that the industry feels are necessary.
         
Access Economics joins Deloitte   2 March 2011   The directors and staff of Access Economics have joined Deloitte to create Australia's leading economics advisory practice to be known as Deloitte Access Economics.
         
SAHA team joins with Deloitte to bolster transport, energy and resources advisory practice   7 December 2010   The addition of SAHA's highly experienced professionals with their complementary skills as well as deep industry expertise is an important step by Deloitte, as we continue to build capability in this growth area.
         
Vote Victoria iPhone app launched   19 November 2010   With the release of the first Australian State election iPhone application, people casting their votes in Victoria will be able to locate their most convenient voting centres using just their iPhone.
         
Climate change threatens Australia's water security   17 November 2010   The threat of climate change and its impact on water management is a growing concern for the Australian water sector, according to a joint study released today by the Australian Water Association (AWA) and Deloitte at AWA's first National Leadership Summit.
         
Deloitte Digital opens up a direct line to government   7 July 2010   Online professional services specialist, Deloitte Digital has launched an online reporting system that simplifies the way that businesses submit information.
         
Deloitte appoints new director for growth in NT   26 May 2010   Professional services firm Deloitte's Alice Springs office has announced the appointment of a new director, Ms Anita Dahlenburg.
         
Deloitte joins forces with mhm in South Australia   19 May 2010   Professional services firm Deloitte, announced today that the partners and staff of one of Adelaide's leading professional services firms, mhm would be joining Deloitte's Adelaide and Perth offices.
         
eHealth gets a $467m shot in the arm   11 May 2010   The nation took a big step towards developing an electronically connected health care system, when the Government announced an additional $466.8m to help establish a national electronic health record system.
         
Henry Tax Review is an opportunity to lower high costs of tax, says Deloitte   27 April 2010   Australia's Future Tax System Review (AFTSR) to be released on Sunday by the Federal Government offers the opportunity to increase Australia's prosperity by lowering the high costs of taxation.
         
Join the public sector 'to make a difference not a dollar'   8 February 2010   A new report from Deloitte on the Australian Public Service titled Crossing the divide, has found that senior executives from the private sector have been drawn to new careers in the public service
         
Aged productivity key to balancing the 'Big Issues'   2 February 2010   Professional services firm Deloitte has urged the government to continue to remove barriers to workforce participation for mature aged people.

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