Senate crossbenchers say Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull should stop the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, until the social and economic consequences of its implementation are better understood.

The Queensland Government will get tips on good water use in rural areas from the people who have been managing it the longest.

Thousands of people have been forced to bathe in and drink contaminated water, as a tropical island off Queensland becomes considerably less idyllic.

The Queensland Government has completed its review of fly-in-fly-out work and its effect on communities.

The Queensland Shire of Barcoo is applying for funds to protect its residents from marauding kangaroos.

A top executive from mining giant Glencore has slammed the Newcastle City Council for not supporting coal mines.

A mine-rating policy in Western Australia has become permanent, leading to celebrations at some councils.

Queensland councils are taking bold steps this weekend to stop domestic violence.

A new survey has found that more than 60 per cent of South Australians want more of a say in planning their own communities.

A community forum next week will let residents of Broken Hill speak directly to NSW water minister Niall Blair.

The 2015 Riverprize has been awarded to a South Australian Indigenous organisation for its exemplary ecosystem management.

The traditional owners of the Galilee Basin want to stop the Adani Carmichael coal mining project, and are taking their concerns to the United Nations.

Tasmanian community environmental groups say the state’s new planning scheme will destroy their ability to influence planning decisions.

Councils across the country are waiting to see whether the new Turnbull ministry will finally bring a proper focus on local government issues.

The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) says the South Australian and federal governments should scrap plans for cashless welfare cards.

The Australian Council of Recycling (ACOR) says doubling SA councils’ waste levies would create 600 jobs and see almost all the state's waste diverted from landfill.

The WA Government has “backflipped” on its decision not to provide community financial counselling funds, and councils are celebrating.

The NBN satellite that will allegedly deliver fats internet to rural Australia has launched, and the Bureau of Meteorology has switched on its new satellite too.

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