The national pesticides authority is currently operating out of a rural fast food restaurant.

Tensions are high at TasWater, where a state takeover is looming.

South Australia has launched a $140 million flood mitigation plan for Adelaide.

There is concern this week about multi-billion-dollar payments for Telstra to provide phone services to the bush.

There are calls this week for a staged closure of the Hazelwood power station to avoid damaging rural economies.

Traditional owners across the Top End say they feel “invisible” without constitutional recognition.

Major Hunter Valley mine plans have been knocked back again.

The re-drawing of Queensland’s electoral map could trigger an early election.

Tasmania’s long and stunning Kingsborough coastline is being used to study the effects of climate change on coastal communities.

New South Wales has pushed back the start date for its container deposit scheme.

The Fair Work Commission has cut Sunday and public holiday penalty rates for hospitality, retail and fast food workers.

Workers are on strike at Adelaide’s ASC shipbuilding yards.

Local leaders have met in the middle of the outback to talk technology.

The Northern Territory Government has been accused of redirecting money meant for cleaning up old mines.

The two tiers of Tasmanian government are at war over water works.

Upgrades to Adelaide’s underground water system have been accelerated.

State governments have their eyes on a potentially landmark native title case in the Northern Territory.

Gold Coast residents say a lack of safety is holding back development.

The NSW Government is continuing with forced council amalgamations for city regions, but is giving up on some regional council mergers.

Federal public servants are not keen on the Tax Office’s NSW central coast sabbatical deal.

The Australia Institute says over 60,000 mines have been abandoned across Australia, and there is no solid plan on what to do with them.

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