As extreme weather events increase in frequency and severity, experts say rural communities may have to look beyond the grid.

There are reports of positive results after a three-year trial of a program designed to improve student outcomes at schools in Perth's poorest areas.

Experts are investigating the social effect of the disturbing rate of incarceration among Indigenous Australians.

The New South Wales Local Government Minister says the number of councils looking for rate rises is evidence that reform is needed.

Norfolk Island residents say the Australian Government is ignoring their demands and initiating a forceful takeover of the small independent island.

A Darwin pool will still be extended, but much more important uses for Commonwealth National Stronger Regions Funding are in doubt.

The Local Government Association of Queensland says it has seen nothing but good things from moves to share services between councils.

Community activists say they have had a win, with a WA water corporation agreeing not to dump wastewater on a beach.

Cane toads continue to plague the northern part of the country, and form a favourite night-time hunt for young residents, but it is important to find the best way to destroy the invasive pest.

Researchers from the US are looking to Australia for tips on how to help with long-running drought conditions.

A Government incentive scheme to get more doctors out bush has seen money go to large regional centres, depriving smaller towns, according to Assistant Health Minister Fiona Nash.

By the end of June, Sydney's 41 councils must decide whether to merge with some of their neighbours, or risk being rated “not fit for the future”.

The Federal Government has allocated the latest funds from the Financial Assistance Grants program, but the amounts could be higher.

For a second time, attorneys-general from across the country have petitioned the Federal Government over funding cuts to legal aid and community legal services.

Rural women say a special scheme should be set up to stop people around the country suffering in silence at the hands of abusive partners.

The Federal Government will spend $6 million to build a pipeline in New South Wales, from the newly expanded Yass Dam to Murrumbateman.

A letter from a farmer to the NSW Department of Primary Industries shows the incredible strain imposed on people who live on the land.

The Federal Government has quietly expanded the already significant amount of agencies that are allowed unwarranted access to the private data of all Australians.

Reports are in from a trial of a solar power generating road in Europe, and it appears ot have gone quite well.

The former chief executive of an NT Aboriginal legal service has been sentenced to three months in prison and five months in home detention for misusing her position and forgery.

The WA Government has moved to classify graffiti as a stand-alone offense, a move welcomed by councils across the state.

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