The Tasmanian Government has launched a new program to help Tasmanian businesses invest in renewable energy.

The $30-million Renewable Energy Loan Scheme will help Tasmanian businesses make the switch to renewable energy sources, cut power costs, reduce their carbon footprint, and compete in the low-carbon economy.

The Renewable Energy Loan Scheme will help eligible businesses to buy and install renewable energy generation equipment, or create renewable energy technology.

The Tasmanian Treasury has issued a request for tenders for a contract estimated to be worth more than $17 million a year for the supply of ICT hardward and support services for Tasmanian government agencies across the state.

Australia's urban water sector needs major changes to meet the challenges of providing services that minimise costs and maximise benefits to the community, according to a draft report released by the Productivity Commission.

The Victorian Government has temporarily suspended some water allocation trade to protect next season’s allocations to Victorian water entitlement holders on the Murray system.

About 50 high-emitting polluters would pay two-thirds of the government's carbon tax take, Climate Change Minister Greg Combet told the National Press Club as he hinted at a carbon price at the lower end of predictions.

The Queensland Government has launched its Cleantech Industry Development Strategy, setting out measures to support the environmental services, green building and materials, clean energy, resource recovery and recycling, sustainable transport, and water and wastewater management sectors.

The Victorian Government has released its  Economic and Financial Statement, April 2011 provides an update  on Victoria’s finances.

The Northern Territory Government has announced a $1.4 million package for to support Indigenous horticulture and forestry projects in the Territory.

The South Australian government has launched a new industry program that will support 60 women who are currently working in South Australia’s defence and resources industries to further develop their knowledge and skills.

The South Australian government has announced it will establish five Local Health Networks (LHNs) to manage public hospital and community health services from 1 July 2011.

The Queensland Government has announced the first of a series of Draft Guidelines to help in the reconstruction of Far North Queensland following the destruction caused by Cyclone Yasi in February will be released to the public at a community meeting in Tully Heads Community Centre on Wednesday, 20th April.

Rural and regional Victorian communities are set to benefit from a $1 billion growth fund following the passage of the Regional Growth Fund Bill through the Victorian Parliament on April 7.

Two National Water Commission reports on the performance Australia’s urban water utilities and rural water service providers have been released by the Federal Government.

The NSW Premier, Barry O’Farrell, has released his government’s 100-day action plan under which he claims “the NSW Government would make giant strides towards helping the State to recover after 16 years of neglect.”

The NSW Government has announced that a project team has been established to accelerate work on the North-West rail line.

The National Water Commission has issued a landmark report urging Australian governments to overhaul the way urban water supplies are managed.

The South Australian Premier's Awards have been held, showcasing excellence in the public sector.

The Northern Territory has called for applications from businesses and research organisations for the latest round of  the NT Research and Innovation Grants.

Queensland can expect coastal erosion and permanent inundation of coastal land as a result of a predicted 0.8 metre sea level rise by 2100, according to a new scientific report released by the Queensland Climate Change Centre of Excellence.

The Western Australian Government has announced that the new Department of Finance will be headed by Anne Nolan and will concentrate on revenue; management of government building projects; works and administration; and the Office of Shared Services when it splits from Treasury on July 1, 2011.

The Victorian Government has called for submissions to its Review of the 2010-11 Flood Warnings and Response, and is continuing a series of public meetings in flood affected towns during April and May.

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