A central Queensland federal MP says Fitzroy River water projects would be obvious choices for the new northern Australia plan.

Health experts say the gap in eye health between Indigenous and other Australians is closing, but much more needs to be done.

A progressive group of Alice Springs grannies have held a "knit-in" to protest against hydraulic fracturing in the Northern Territory.

Progress is being made to rid the ACT and News South Wales of the toxic legacy of Mr Fluffy insulation.

Authorities say the construction boom from the CSG industry in Queensland has ended before many could see the benefit.

Councils across New South Wales have welcomed additional funding, though there is some concern that the money will not go where it is really needed.

Dr Katrena Stephenson has been appointed as the new CEO of the Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT), the first female chief in the organisation’s 102 year history.

Rural Liberals want to officially question the validity of climate science, putting concerns on the agenda for its upcoming federal council.

The Federal Government has embarked on the review process ahead of Australian Federation reforms.

Big game hunters could soon be bagging monster crocodiles as a way to help Aboriginal communities.

Figures show people living in low socioeconomic areas in Australian capital cities are almost twice as likely to die prematurely and almost five times more likely to be receiving unemployment benefits than people living in the most advantaged area.

A New South Wales council has been allocated half a million dollars to deal with rivers awash with debris.

A network of electrical charging stations across Western Australia's South-West mark Australia’s first electric highway.

The Queensland Resources Council says the state government should embark on some “visionary” investment, and build more rail.

A report from the authorities at Engineers Australia says “the building system in New South Wales has broken down”.

A major rural employer has partnered with the Black Dog Institute to bring better mental health services to remote parts of WA.

A group of rural Queensland councils are celebrating a Federal Government backflip, which they hope will bring relief and protect jobs.

The Regional Australia Institute says its new program could see southern Queensland's economy grow by $10 billion over the next 15 years.

The Australian Human Rights Commission has unveiled new tools to boost social cohesion in local governments.

The NSW town of Wyong is unhappy at being left out of merger talks with its neighbours, as a furore over a Chinese theme park gets serious.

Western Australia’s Water Corporation has responded to a community backlash, and revealed new details on its wastewater disposal plans.

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