The severe water issues facing Broken Hill are getting worse, and the town is crying out for help.

A New South Wales water authority says it has detected pollution in one regional dam, kicking up a stoush in several political arenas.

The Northern Territory Government has put out new oil and gas exploration licences which cover large amounts of Aboriginal land.

Researchers are looking at potential risks and benefits in the future of mobile e-voting.

The South Australian Local Government sector continues to lobby for significant changes to the State's planning system, changes it has wanted for years.

Queensland councils have welcomed the Great Barrier Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan, despite concerns from environmentalists.

The Senate will vote on the Government’s metadata retention bill today, and it appears almost certain to pass with the blessing of the party technically considered the Opposition.

Deep funding cuts to the Indigenous Advancement Strategy have led one NT mayor to tell federal politicians they “better start listening real fast”.

The Federal Government has released new methods for public consultation ahead of the first Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) auction.

Hobart's Lord Mayor has said local council amalgamations in Tasmania are "inevitable" after a vote in favour this week.

The Federal Government has put up $5 million for River Murray economic development projects.

A new partnership has been formed to stop suicide in the mining and oil and gas industries.

Councils around the country have received a letter this week asking them for input on an important report.

Western Australia's Opposition transport spokesperson wants to ease the strain for councils facing big road repair bills.

Last Thursday was national Close The Gap day, and while events were on around the country to address Indigenous inequality, the Prime Minister’s top Indigenous advisor had some harsh words for his boss.

Councils will struggle to cope with the Federal Government freeze on indexation of local government grants.

There are calls for expansion of a NSW State Government program which funds ageing and disability workers in metropolitan and major regional councils.

Queensland’s 77 local councils have launched a relief appeal to help the victims of Tropical Cyclone Pam.

Hunter Water is consulting with legal experts to find out if it can release the findings of an investigation into coal seam gas sewer contamination.

A station in the Northern Territory has taken a big step toward supporting local ecology and water supplies.

The Gold Coast City Council wants to protect its walls against mass urination.

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