The Federal Government is considering a rebate plan for public sector workers who buy locally-made cars, in what has been called an attempt to repair the political damage from proposed changes to the fringe benefits tax.

Protestors may have reduced the amount of kangaroos culled this year in the ACT, with the annual season now over and hunters having fallen short of their Government quota.

An incredible nineteen shires in regional Queensland have joined the drought declared list, bringing the total drought-affected area to just under half the state.

A new round of grants has been awarded in the Regional Arts Fund, providing money to innovative projects in regional governments of Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia.

One regional council in Victoria has approved the construction of a KFC outlet, while another deals with angry protestors on the planned site of a McDonald’s.

Analysis of 103 different government-sector wage deals has revealed the massive disparity in pay between employees in the same classification band but different departments.

The Victorian Country Fire Authority may have some serious budgetary concerns if claims allow fire-fighters direct access to compensation for work-related cancers.

The sale of Newcastle's port has been mired by accusations of bodged figures from the New South Wales Greens.

The professional members of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra have been joined by students from more than a dozen schools across the ACT, coming together to celebrate the Centenary of Canberra over the weekend.

In a bold offer to the private sector the Queensland Government says it will entirely outsource the daily operation of a Sunshine Coast hospital.

The Australian Local Government Association has launched its website and PR campaign in favour of a ‘Yes’ vote on the upcoming referendum for recognition in the constitution.

There’s been a change-up in the executive teams of two Western Australian local governments.

A survey of council CEO salaries in South Australia has revealed they have increased at a slightly slower rate than CEOs' pay in the private or not-for-profit sector.

The new Federal Environment Minister has flown into (or at least over) hot water in Tasmania, joining the battle on multiple fronts between Government, conservationists and miners.

New Zealand Councils are taking some tips from the Local Government Association of Queensland, asking for help to replicate some of LGAQ’s services which have saved Queensland councils close to $100 million.

New South Wales has voted for its worst road and unsurprisingly picked the Pacific Highway.

The James Cook University will not let go of plans to build a high school at its Townsville campus, despite the Queensland Government rejecting the idea.

After years of counting every drop, residents of the Yass Valley in NSW have had their water restrictions lifted.

An ancient tooth found in a riverbed near Gippsland has led to the discovery of a pre-historic water-dwelling reptile.

Food safety inspectors have conducted a sweep of Brisbane restaurants this year, and combined with complaints and other submissions have found an alarming lack of compliance.

A north Queensland council has presented a list of demands to companies looking to start a bauxite mining venture, pitting five companies against each other for the right to dig near the Watson River.

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