2024-25 Federal Budget Overview

2024-25 Federal Budget Overview

The Federal Budget has been delivered with the Albanese Government focussing on easing cost-of-living pressures, while investing in Australia’s industrial transformation centred on renewable energy via the Future Made in Australia initiative. Treasurer Jim Chalmers...
2024-25 Victorian Budget Analysis

2024-25 Victorian Budget Analysis

In her first budget as Premier, Jacinta Allan has focussed on support for families coupled with fiscal discipline in an effort to limit the State’s growing debt. This means another tough budget that provides little specific support for Geelong. The Government have...
Statement on proposed waste to energy facility

Statement on proposed waste to energy facility

The Committee for Geelong has joined a growing list of local organisations and individuals opposing the proposed waste to energy facility in Lara. Following concerns from among its membership, the Committee sought to understand the proposal from all angles before...
Cancellation of the fast rail project

Cancellation of the fast rail project

We’ve been warm bathed into the announcement for months now, so it is not a huge surprise. That doesn’t take the sting out of it. The revised cost of the project to save 10 minutes may not add up. But the $2b funding from the federal government could make a big...