Two states may adjust their speed limits in the name of road safety, with Victoria planning to extend 40km/h school zones and South Australia looking at bringing down some of its 110km/h highways.

Victorian Premier Denis Napthine says the state’s WorkCover Authority head office will move to Geelong if the Coalition government is re-elected.

An audit has reportedly found Victoria’s government cyber-security measures are somewhat lacking, saying it has failed to adequately protect itself from potential attacks.

An energy legislation amendment bill is up for debate in Western Australia, the bill seeks to lay down rules for transport and storage of greenhouse gas in pipelines and the ground.

The new South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute has been officially opened in Adelaide, with Prime Minister Tony Abbott appearing on site alongside SA Premier Jay Weatherill to cut the tape and declare the doors open.

A recent report by the Australian Energy Markets Operator says that the massive expansion of Queensland ports fails to allow for increased gas demands in Australia, and could lead to a domestic shortage.

Suggestions have been tabled which could see governments hacking away at their health budgets and waistlines – with some better planning practices.

A new report by the Grattan Institute says that reducing manufacturing costs could be the best way to cut up to a billion dollars from the health budget.

The number of Australian teens using their smartphones to access the internet has shot up over the last few years, but unfortunately so has the rate at which embarrassing photos and videos are ending up online.

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