Soldiers could be deployed to help drought-stricken farmers across the eastern states.

A federal agency appears to have knowingly downplayed its role in contaminating airport sites with toxic firefighting foam.

Lawyers say the Queensland Government’s plan to sack the Ipswich City Council could breach fundamental human rights.

A group of Victorian councils have joined a push for gambling reform.

Lisa Scaffidi has been suspended as Perth's Lord Mayor for seven months.

Torres Strait Islanders have received ‘boil water’ alerts after cryptosporidium was detected in their water supplies.

Residents in PFAS-affected areas have described their lives as a “living hell”.

Experts say coal development in the Galilee Basin would displace production in other coal regions, leading to thousands of job losses.

The NSW Government has partly renewed the coal exploration licence for the controversial Shenhua Watermark project.

Consumer groups say a Victorian Government plan to pay people to compare power prices is failing.

Changes could be on the way for the fund designed to turn northern Australia into an economic powerhouse.

The audit office says evidence about the effectiveness of the cashless welfare card is unreliable.

Centrelink’s remote work-for-the-dole scheme has been labelled “devastating” for Indigenous participants.

A Sydney council wants to cap the number of cats non-breeders can own.

Wagga Wagga MP Daryl Maguire has gone on bereavement leave amid strong calls for his resignation.

The Federal Opposition says it will introduce a City Partnerships program if it wins the next federal election.

A public servant at the centre of a controversial land swap deal has spoken out.

The Murray-Darling inquiry has heard some irrigators find themselves caught between competing interests.

Experts have proposed a tax on building materials to fund the removal of asbestos.

A former Hobart lord mayor has made a range of suggestions ahead of Tasmania’s local government review.

Dockless bike-sharing companies are leaving Australia in the latest evidence that we can’t have nice things.

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