The Australian Local Government Association is rallying councils nationwide to provide input on the Commonwealth Government's White Paper on the Reform of the Federation.

South Australian councils are being urged to relax, take a deep breath, and read the state’s new planning proposals for themselves.

Councils across NSW have rated highly in a review of the ways they engage and consult their communities on land use plans.

Former NSW Labor powerbroker Eddie Obeid and his disgraced ally Ian Macdonald are back in court today, as the trials of some of the shadiest men in politics continue.

A new program will see more teachers trained to face the growing shortage in the Northern Territory.

Experts say they are keen to start using newly-announced Federal Government money for research projects across northern Australia.

A $1 million funding injection announced this week is aimed at improving the health of the River Torrens.

Queensland is looking at options to boost flood defences for Ipswich and Brisbane. 

The much-awaited business case for Melbourne’s slated $6.8 billion East West Link has been released following a change of government.

New South Wales Government says it will breathe new life into Sydney, with the launch of its new planning strategy.

The Industry Minister says he wants to save households’ some money by making Australia into a cheap energy capital, hoping that smart meters will make it happen.

Remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory have joined forces to combat threats posed by the oil and gas industry.

Far west New South Wales councils the State Government is slow, disconnected and sometimes ineffective in dealing with the needs of those outside big population centres.

The Queensland Police Service is feeling some heat from its links with oil and gas giant Santos.

Councils across New South Wales will be rewarded for their forward-thinking agendas, with Building Resilience to Climate Change Grants totalling $432,500 handed out to worthy projects.

The WA Local Government Association says it is glad to see several of its suggestions included in the early stages of a state-wide waste management review, but wants to make sure councils are kept in the loop and not just paid lip service.

Floods and fires will leave Australia with a mind-boggling damage bill in coming years, the CSIRO says.

The Conservation Council of South Australia has backed a $4 million dredging program to keep the mouth of the Murray River open.

Potentially toxic levels of lead, arsenic, nickel and cadmium have been found on playground equipment at several public parks in Queensland.

Traditional owners in Queensland's Channel Country have asked the United Nations to intervene in a battle over oil and gas development.

A team of university experts has warned that the risks of coal seam gas mining could play out before governments get around to responding.

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