The Queensland Government has upped the ante over the debate over school funding, calling for the Federal Government to scrap the Gonski reform package and “butt out” of education.

The Queensland Government has launched a blueprint for reform of the state’s healthcare system, which it says will re-establish the state’s healthcare as a ‘national pace-setter’.

The Queensland Government has proudly continued to persecute its so called ‘war on green tape’ but announcing two new initiatives it says will put money back into the pockets of thousands of the state’s small businesses.

The newly created Tasmanian Forests agreement has the potential to save as many as 500 jobs, according to a new socio-economic impacts study released by the Federal Government.

The ACT’s water prices are set to fall by as much as 16.9 per cent if the key recommendations of the draft report released by the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission.

The Local Government and Shires Associations of NSW (LGSA) will become one single association called Local Government NSW (LGNSW) this Friday 1 March 2013, representing all 152 councils throughout NSW.

The Commission on Delivery of Health Services in Tasmania has handed down its first preliminary report into the improvement of the delivery of health services in the state.

The Queensland Government is encouraging the state’s citizens to contribute to the future shape of the State, with the Government launching the Queensland Plan.

Tasmanian based Bell Bay Aluminium has announced it has struck an agreement with Swire Shipping for the provision of direct international ocean freight shipping between Asian ports and Bell Bay Port.

The Queensland Government has announced that the pre-polling booths have opened for the four areas seeking to de-amalgamate from their regional councils.

The Northern Territory Government has announced a number of formal executive appointments to lead a number of government departments.

The Northern Territory has outlined a ‘multi-agency approach’ to deal with priority areas for the community, including addressing cost of living pressures, anti-social behaviour, cleanliness of parks and streets and standard of living in remote communities.

On time performance for domestic airlines departures for Sydney airport has dipped slightin in 2012, with 82 per cent departing on time and 80 per cent arriving on time, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and regional Economics (BITRE).

The Victorian Government has released a new plan for school funding reform that it claims will deliver more resources for disadvantaged students in state, Catholic and independent schools.

The Victorian Government has officially granted planning approval for the $1.6 billion Webb Dock redevelopment.

The Queensland Government has promised better community engagement, more field inspections, audits and a ‘firm approach to industry non-compliance’ as part of a new coal seam gas management plan.

The Ratings Practices in Local Government report conducted by the Victorian Auditor-General has been tabled in the State Parliament earlier this week.

The Federal Government has released the final terms of reference for the Independent Review of the Port of Gladstone.

The South Australian Government has welcomed the appointment of Federal Court Judge Bruce Lander as the first Independent Commissioner Against Corruption.

The New South wales Government has announced ‘tough new measures’ to bolster the regulation of the coal seam gas industry in the State.

The Victorian Government has announced the membership of the new Industry Skills Consultative Committee (ISCC), which will be tasked with advising the Government on shaping the State’s future vocational training system.

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