Reports say INPEX is trying to renege on an agreement for $30 million worth of environmental projects.

The West Wimmera Shire will not fork out to buy water for drought stricken farmers.

Victoria will soon have Australia’s first independent family violence agency, combining monitoring, policy advice and research roles.

Victoria’s Macedon Ranges Shire has allowed a quarry south of Kyneton to triple in size.

An interesting idea has been lost in the furore over income tax reform.

One of Australia’s longest-serving councillors has spoken out about the need for more women in local government.

Academics have opened fire on myths spun by mining companies.

A Queensland farming family is in a legal bid for compensation for damage from coal seam gas mining.

New South Wales will have a statewide inquiry into water management and storage.

The Victorian town of Anglesea is being consulted about future uses for the site of Alcoa’s coal-fired power station and mine.

The WA Local Government Association (WALGA) says new laws requiring councillors to declare ‘gifts’ are too broad.

The National Heath and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has put up another $3.3 million for studies on illness and wind turbines.

South Australia’s enthusiasm to build a nuclear waste storage facility may be tempered by a new Australia Institute report.

WA’s Water Corporation says there is no need to find alternative water supplies for the Goldfields region.

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) wants a north-west economic zone to be created to protect important mining areas from economic ebb and flow.

Adani has reached some key agreements on its $AU16.5 billion Carmichael coal mine and rail project.

Researchers want to make Adelaide an ‘integrated smart city’ to demonstrate the mod-cons of tomorrow.

Legal experts say there needs to be big reforms to protect privacy in the digital age.

Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk wants Queensland’s Labor Party to apologise, after the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) decided not to investigate the proposed sale of land to an LNP donor.

Infrastructure Australia has released its 15-year Australian Infrastructure Plan, and it has already been used to argue for more local government involvement.

Australian experts have watched the watchers.

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