The New South Wales Government has announced a complete overhaul of its primary ICT services contract process in a bid to make it easier, simpler and more attractive for contractors to do business with the government.

The Federal Government has announced a further $60.5 million initiative with the Queensland Government aimed at boosting literacy and numeracy results in the State’s schools.

The Federal Government has announced employers have started receiving the Commonwealth’s share of social and community sector workers’ pay rises from the $2.8 billion Pay Equity Special Account.

A new independent report shows that Western Australia is growing twice as fast as the rest of the nation.

Queensland Water Minister Mark McArdle has started a regional tour of south east Queensland councils to cover electricity and water supply issues facing the state’s regional councils.

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has reiterated its staunch opposition to cash bidding for exploration tenures.

South Australia is on the verge of a shale oil boom after two separate prospective resource reports confirmed a massive reserve of oil, which initial estimates value at in excess of $20 trillion.

The Western Australian Government has announced it will introduce a minimum literacy and numeracy assessment in year 10 from 2014 onwards.

The South Australian Governor Kevin Scarce has sworn in Premier Jay Weatherill’s new Cabinet – which has been reduced from 15 ministers to 13 ministers.

The Western Australian Government’s 2011-12 Mineral and Petroleum Statistics Digest has been released showing that WA returned resources sales of $106 billion during the year.

The Federal Government has announced a further $29.6 million in a new agreement with the Western Australian Government to help boost literacy and numeracy results in the state’s schools under the Improving Literacy and Numeracy National Partnership

Dr David Rosengren has been appointed as the new Chair of the Department of Health’s Queensland Clinical Senate (QCS).

Engineer, Dave Stewart, has been appointed Head of Projects Queensland.

The Northern Territory is enjoying a surge in building as the benefits from major projects feed the local economy, according to the NT Chief Minister, Terry Mills.

The Victorian Government is recruiting a Lead Scientist to  work with Chief Scientists of State Government agencies to provide high level, strategic advice to the Victorian Government on the role of science, technology and innovation in achieving the Government’s priorities.

All Western Australian public schools will be invited to become part of the State Government’s Independent Public Schools initiative with the introduction of a new selection process.

CommSec’s quarterly State of the State report has found that WA remains Australia’s best performing economy, ahead of the Northern Territory and both economies are likely to hold their top positions over 2013, underpinned by rising population growth.

Dr Ken King has been appointed chief executive officer to the Pilbara Development Commission.

The Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has announced the LNP Government’s second Six Month Action Plan.

Victoria's new red tape commissioner John Lloyd has started work, charged with cutting red tape for Victorian businesses.

Canadian public health expert Dr Jean-Frederic Levesque has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the New South Wales Government’s Bureau of Health Information.

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