Deputy NSW Premier John Barilaro will face a parliamentary inquiry into alleged council pork-barrelling.

New funds should help NSW councils build a more climate resilient future.

A Melbourne council has saved its local RSL venue from being swamped with poker machines.

The Victorian Ombudsman says the State Government breached human rights laws in some COVID-19 lockdowns.

Reservoirs and dams in NSW are swelling, but experts say it may not be enough to boost wetland bird numbers.

Experts have reflected on the latest 5-year evaluation of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan (MDBP).

Victoria’s Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has reversed its approval for three toxic waste dumps.

Victoria’s regional town of Colac is taking high-tech measures to generate new electricity.

The Federal Government has failed to make the cashless welfare program permanent, but has won an extension.

The Victorian Auditor-General’s Office (VAGO) says many councils are failing to provide harassment-free workplaces.

Local governments have welcomed the prospect of thousands of new jobs from new measures in Queensland.

The Productivity Commission says NSW’s rate pegging system is holding the state back.

A parliamentary inquiry has found food security is a constant concern for many remote Indigenous communities.

Authorities say the COVID-19 recovery period is a good time for one state to focus on sustainability.

More than 60,000 Murray cod fingerlings have been returned to the Darling River.

The NSW corruption court has found the State Government is “overly favourable” to irrigators.

NSW’s Independent Planning Commission (IPC) has green-lit the expansion of a coal mine above Sydney’s water catchment.

Queensland has passed legal changes to prevent Pineapple Hooper from becoming a mayor.

One of Australia’s biggest councils has revealed more than $565 million in debt.

Ballarat is ditching Australia Day fireworks in favour of a Survival Day dawn ceremony.

The NT Government has gone against expert advice and approved plans to double the size of a mining pit ...

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