AGL says it is still committed to the Silverton wind farm project in far west New South Wales, despite progress being stalled for several years.

Newcastle Council wants to keep its name if it ends up merging with Port Stephens Council.

The Australian Services Union (ASU) says Mansfield Council workers may take industrial action, as pay negotiations break down.

The Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) says state MP Rob Pyne is using Parliamentary privilege to wage a personal campaign against local councils.

A rural council at the heart of the resources sector will soon crack down on miners and mining companies not paying their rates.

The City of Wangaratta will cut at least 12 full-time jobs in reforms ahead of the introduction of rate capping.

New South Wales health authorities say the drinking water supply at Broken Hill is safe, despite locals claiming it causes skin irritation.

The new chief of the Murray Darling Basin Authority has reported on his first few weeks in the job.

Experts say Australian children who are exposed to higher levels of lead are more likely to show increased aggressive behaviour in adulthood, and to commit an assault that results in death.

Work has started on a $400 million Esso Australia pipeline project in Victoria.

The administrator of the suspended Auburn Council is winding back major development decisions that would have benefited suspended deputy mayor Salim Mehajer.

A new company hopes to help bypass big electricity providers and let people trade their own power amongst themselves.

The current and previous mayors of Sydney's Hurstville Council are being pursued over possible misconduct.

Rural councils say the NSW local government merger process is mostly about Sydney.

Federal and state government eyes have turned once again toward water infrastructure for northern Australia.

Australian workers are among the world’s most likely to take a sickie, and experts say it could show something deeper about our organisations.

The Federal Government has congratulated itself for the successful Federal Exploration Development Incentive (EDI).

South Australia is lining itself up as the new home of nuclear waste in Australia.

Local government authorities say billions of dollars of infrastructure is at risk.

NSW Local Government Minister Paul Toole has suspended Sydney’s infamous Auburn Council.

The Mackay Council says the Queensland Government has been dragging its feet for over a year on the approval of a new planning scheme.

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