A Victorian court has heard Hazelwood Power Corporation should have foreseen a fire in an open-cut coal mine that burned for weeks.

Some SA residents will soon be polled about their views on a nuclear waste dump.

The AEMC has looked at ways that Australia's energy grid could adapt to manage an influx of renewables.

The Federal Government has released new rules for Australian Citizenship Ceremonies.

The NSW Government has created a new website highlighting the performance of local councils.

Level 4 water restrictions will come into force for Dubbo in November.

Barnaby Joyce is being hounded over alleged reports he produced during his role as special drought envoy.

The $5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) has spent nothing in Queensland.

Authorities are investigating a Melbourne river that has turned bright red, a year after a chemical fire contaminated the water.

Experts are waiting to see whether fracking in WA will become economically viable.

Nine South Australian councils have committed to buying back their rubbish.

NSW councils have welcomed a one-off $19.9 million funding grant to the NSW Election Commission (NSWEC).

A suspended councillor has shed more light on the “toxic” and “chaotic” state of the Perth City Council.

ACT residents have been asked to do the heavy lifting in combatting climate change.

Queensland’s council lobby and farmers’ lobby are at odds about new land clearing laws.

New research suggests Sydney's drinking water catchment is under threat from longwall mining operations.

Former Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale will stand trial on more than a dozen charges, including two of sexual assault.

Victorian Aboriginal communities will soon elect representatives to draw lines for negotiating a treaty.

There is concern about a decision to award Optus a contract for remote mobile towers.

A bureaucratic effort to understand Australia’s climate risks appears to have slowed down.

The Alice Springs council has thrown up a hurdle for the proposed National Indigenous Art Gallery.

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