Media reports this week have highlighted fears that a series of ponds containing heavy metals and cyanide at an abandoned mining site could spill into a river that feeds the Murray-Darling Basin.

Serious concerns have been raised about the health and safety impacts of mining firm BMA’s decision to sack 300 full-time staff in Queensland.

The Tasmanian Greens are walking a fine line between two of their major policy areas – announcing their opposition to an experimental renewable energy system in a Wilderness World Heritage Area (WWHA).

Josh Frydenberg, the new Resources and Energy Minister and Minister for Northern Australia, is heading to the top of the country to push for new opportunities.

Queensland councils are uniting to send a powerful message that domestic violence will not be tolerated.

South Australian councils say they get the least financial support per capita from any State or Territory government in Australia.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has declared “real men don't hit women” ahead of a new $41 million domestic violence response package to be unveiled today.

Some bizarre claims have been made this week, as South Australian senator Anne Ruston is welcomed to her new role as assistant minister for agriculture and water resources.

The latest Great Barrier Reef marine environment report card says the overall condition of inshore areas is pretty poor.

The Queensland Government has unveiled $6 million worth of new community health programs aimed at tackling ice addiction.

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has welcomed the new Prime Minister, who has made move on rural roads in his first week on the job.

Ignorance flooded Bendigo streets last night, as a tide of anti-Muslim sentiment forced councillors to leave a meeting under police guard.

Queensland councils are seeking feedback from their residents as to how many Syrian refugees they can take in.

An exciting new course called 'Empowering Women in Local Government' will be formally launched later this month, with experts hoping it will help councils address gender imbalances.

The NSW Department of Justice wants to have 6 per cent of its workforce made up of Indigenous Australians by 2017.

The WA Local Government Minister has unleashed on the financial management of councils after claims that city councils were imposing rate increases well above inflation.

Councils in WA are being officially urged to use recycled construction and demolition materials in new projects.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is helping more states get National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funds.

Experts are encouraging anyone thinking of stepping out to enjoy colourful wildflowers popping up around the country to be mindful of the potential damage trampling can have.

Water action groups from New South Wales say they might move in convoy to Sydney and Canberra to protest mismanagement of regional waterways.

The WA port city of Bunbury will play host to the trial of an exciting new power source.

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