Barnaby Joyce will take the captain’s chair on a voyage toward new and bigger dams.

Australian entrepreneur Dick Smith says safety restrictions are crippling regional air travel.

Concern is mounting within the powerful Minerals Council of Australia and its NSW state-level affiliate.

The latest youth unemployment figures show tough times in many regions, with some areas seeing dramatic spikes in joblessness over the last few years.

Rural and regional residents of New South Wales could be cut off by reduced access to airports, prompting calls to ensure outback flights can keep a place in Sydney terminals.

Shopping trolleys are the target of a state-wide push by the Local Government Association of South Australia, which says regions must rid themselves of the free-wheeling grocery carts.

The fight that has brought a tropical council to a standstill will be mediated by the Local Government Minister.

A state-wide action plan has been launched to stamp out alcohol and drug related violence in Queensland.

A university study is hitting outback towns to find out what made them tick, and what will keep them turning over in the future.

An event has been organised by rural landholders to get a better grasp of the potential risks from CSG extraction.

Authorities say three assaults in as many weeks show security is out of hand at the Bunbury Regional Hospital.

Berlin has led an international charge to expand the domains of the internet, announcing its own custom online suffix.

A Victorian school in disrepair has been awarded $10 million for a full makeover.

Some New South Wales residents may continue using electric mobility scooters as a way around drink-driving laws.

A submission from the Community and Public Sector Union has poked holes in the very basis of the Government's Commission of Audit, saying parts of the Public Service probe are simply wrong.

A lobby group says abolishing income tax in the Northern Territory would help bolster a massive expansion of the region’s economy, productivity and population.

Hundreds of public housing tenants will be moved from their foreshore homes, as the New South Wales government moves to capitalise on the valuable sites.

The Victorian State Government has issued a warning to its regional councils, telling them to rein-in rate rises that media reports say are out of control.

Work has begun on a $40 million plan for better water supplies in Victoria.

The Waterwise Towns program is being rolled-out across Western Australia's south-west and Great Southern regions, with thousands expected to save water and money.

A bill has been tabled before the Queensland parliament, proposing that landowners be given extra rights for negotiating with mining companies.

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