A corruption inquiry in NSW has heard a council general manager was “blackmailed” into hiring a planning director.

Free blood tests are being offered after the discovery of potentially toxic PFAS chemicals in drinking water in northern Australia.

The NSW Government is being sued by the sub-contractor for its Sydney light rail project.

Western Australia is getting a new rural fire service, funded by a levy hike.

There is a “dismal” lack of cultural diversity across government and the private sector, according to new research.

Salim Mehajer has been convicted of 12 counts of electoral fraud.

The Prime Minister has pledged up to $5 billion for a rail link from Melbourne Airport to the CBD.

WA’s planning department has pushed for councils to be stripped of planning powers.

A community group is running a mock container recycling scheme across Victoria.

Aboriginal groups want their hunting rights protected in NT’s new animal welfare bill.

BP once proposed that an oil spill in the Great Australian Bight would provide a “welcomed boost” to local economies.

A new report says an Australian biofuel industry could create thousands of direct jobs and generate billions in revenue each year.

An international grant is set to deliver renal dialysis treatment units to the remote Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands.

Townsville Hospital is introducing body cameras to protect staff.

A member of the dumped Palmerston council has been elected mayor of the city.

NSW’s Awabakal Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC) is facing allegations of corruption.

A peak body has called for NSW pensioner concessions on council rates to be increased and fully funded by the State Government.

The latest round of Queensland’s $445 million Building Our Regions infrastructure program is open.

New figures have revealed WA’s most frequently investigated councils.

The waste industry has put forth a national strategy to deal with stockpiles of recyclable materials.

The Northern Territory’s fracking review has handed down its final report.

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