Over $1 billion of public money under the Coalition’s Direct Action climate policy is being wiped out by just a few years of forest-clearing, government data suggests.

The WA Government has set up a taskforce to capture more of the lithium battery production process.

Adani is planning to pay local government workers assessing aspects of its coal mine plans.

The SA Government is keeping its predecessor’s dream alive, pushing ahead with a big battery plan.

Approval has been granted for the construction of Sydney's multi-million dollar Walsh Bay arts precinct.

By-elections could become bygones under proposed NSW government vote counting changes.

Victoria is moving ahead with its shakeup of the local government act.

A major Hobart council is “perilously close” to insolvency.

Expanding Australia’s permanent migration program could bring a big boost for regional communities.

The Defence Department says it will widen its probe into the spread of PFAS chemicals in Adelaide.

The Queensland Government has bungled its effort to crack down on councils.

Advocates are celebrating ongoing collaboration and funding between NSW councils.

Queensland’s Local Government Minister has publicly backed down on plans to impose a public service commission to govern councils.

A fish farm has become just the second project to be offered a NAIF loan.

The Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) has a new CEO.

Some residents have rejected a key part of a Victorian Government energy plan.

The new Federal Budget includes significant spending on health in rural areas.

Territory Labor delegates have voted in favour of a ban on fracking.

This week’s Federal Budget includes a number of education measures.

The Federal Budget keeps some important local government initiatives turning over.

Queensland's local government minister is gaining new powers.

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