The Queensland Government has announced it is now considering an independent review of Seqwater’s report into the January 2011 floods.

The South Australian Minister for Mineral Resources, Tom Koutsantonis, has officially reopened Arrium Mining’s Iron Baron iron ore mine in the Middleback Ranges.

The Victorian Government has released Sustainability Victoria’s (SV) new three-year strategic plan, SV2015, which it says will focus on two distinctive investment priorities – integrated waste management and resource efficiency.

Federal Minister for School Education Peter Garrett has met with the NSW Minister for Education, Adrian Piccoli, in a bid to convince the State Government to reverse its $1.7 billion cuts to the education sector.

The South Australian Government has announced the appointment of David Brown as the new Chief Executive of the Department for Correctional Services.

Nominations for local government elections are now open in Victoria, with the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) encouraging all those interested in serving their communities to stand as a candidate.

The Western Australian Governmnt has hailed the opening of a new iron ore export facility at Geraldton Port in the state’s Mid-West Region.

The New South Wales Government has opened the Environmental Assessment (EA) of Sydney Water’s $225 million to the public for a consultation period.

The Queensland Government has announced the first Government schools to become newly designated Independent Public Schools in 2013.

The Queensland Government has announced plans to streamline and improve the efficiency of the state’s planning and development system.

Queensland Minister for Local Government, David Crisafulli, has announced he will refer local government de-amalgamation proposals from five former shires to the Boundaries Commissioner.

The Federal Government has rolled out an immediate and ‘target’ support for axed Queensland public servants after the State Government’s decision to cut 14,000 public sector jobs.

Workers in South Australia are currently enjoying one of the best psychological health conditions in the world, according to new research conducted by the University of South Australia.

Spanish Company Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) has been given the green light to develop the country’s largest photovoltaic solar plant in the ACT.

The Western Australian Government has released the preferred planned rail line to Perth airport, with State Transport Minister Troy Buswell saying it will significantly improve access to and from the city.

The Victorian Government is looking to appoint a new Auditor-General following the resignation last month of Des Pearson.

Chief Minister, Terry Mills, has announced two new senior appointments to key Government agencies, the new Northern Territory Planning Commission and the Environment Protection Authority.

The Queensland Health Minister, Lawrence Springborg, has announced the corporate restructure of Queensland Health which will see the loss of 2,754 jobs, including 1217 full-time-equivalent jobs from the corporate head office and 1537 from Queensland Health's 17 regions, now run by hospital and health boards.

Queensland Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney will chair a special cabinet committee to examine the impacts of government regulation on the mining industry.
The Resources Cabinet Committee, announced in this week’s budget, will comprise:

The Victorian Public Accounts and Estimates Committee has released the second of its two-part Report on the 2012‑13 Budget Estimates, revealing that there is over $1 billion difference between the State Government’s estimates for revenue from GST and the Commonwealth Government’s estimates for the next four years.

The Queensland Treasurer, Tim Nichols has brought down a 2013-14 budget which aims for a return to operating surplus in 2013-14 and a surplus of $652 million in 2014-15.

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