News and interviews on Peter Garrett including trends, features, blogs and community conversations from an Australian business perspective.
Friday, 26 February 2010
Industry experts says the current audits into the Government’s troubled Green Loans scheme should aim to deliver certainty and provide easier ways for taxpayers to access funds.
Thursday, 25 February 2010
The Government's $41 million rescue package for insulation businesses rejected by industry leaders, who have instead called for a new rebate scheme to be brought forward.
Tuesday, 23 February 2010
While pressure continues to mount on the Government over its botched insulation scheme, more casualties emerge from the green program restructuring.
Thursday, 18 February 2010
Often accused of being too slow when making decisions, the Government has clearly gone the other way with its insulation scheme.
Senate inquiry hears over 400,000 houses have been installed with insulation made up of cheap imported goods which could be a massive safety risk.
Monday, 15 February 2010
The public service is being asked to undertake tasks for which it does not have the required experience. This has already harmed Peter Garrett and Penny Wong – Julia Gillard may be next.
Friday, 12 February 2010
The Opposition calls for Peter Garrett’s resignation as another green entrepreneur declares the Green Loans scheme has been affected by “greed and rorting”.
Thursday, 11 February 2010
Insulation industry experts attack the Government’s insulation rebate program, saying rorting by unscrupulous and unsafe installers has put hundreds of homes at risk of fire.
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
SMEs conducting energy assessments under the Government’s Green Loans scheme are being forced to scale back their operations after a major audit of the project.
Friday, 06 November 2009
A new eWaste scheme will see manufacturers and importers join a Government register in order to cut down the amount of electronic equipment thrown into landfills.
Wednesday, 07 October 2009
Industry experts claim the insulation industry is awash with fraudulent activities with companies taking advantage of the Government’s $1,600 rebate.
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Aussie sharemarket opens higher today after good results from Wall Street, as President Obama announces Ben Bernanke will chair the Federal Reserve for a second term.
Tuesday, 23 June 2009
Remote power generation is the latest government rebate to be canned early.
Wednesday, 10 June 2009
Solar power businesses will have to scramble to redesign their marketing plans after the plug was pulled yesterday on the highly popular rebate scheme.
Monday, 25 May 2009
Sales of computers and other hardware products may soon be hit with a new recycling levy in an attempt to curb the growing amount of electronic waste.
PNG is one of Australia's closest neighbours and most important economic partners in terms of trade and aid.
Wednesday, 03 December 2008
Retailer Harvey Norman, Apple’s iPhone, US president-elect Barack Obama and Olympic swimmer Stephanie Rice have one thing in common – they top Google’s most popular search terms for 2008.
Thursday, 20 November 2008
Peter Netchaef, the general manager of sustainability of Sims Group, has proposed the Federal Government impose a levy on imported computers to curb the build-up of electronic waste.
Friday, 18 April 2008
Tuesday, 25 March 2008
A fight over plastic bags is coming