The number of female mayors in South Australia has more than doubled in recent years.

Groote Eylandt has signed a multi-million-dollar deal for local control over services.

NSW councils have welcomed new funding to help divert disposable coffee cups from landfill.

A new collaboration will test high-tech sewer monitoring technology in Sydney.

Victoria's police union says officers should be better equipped to stop deadly car attacks.

The Climate Council says the severe drought gripping much of Australia has been exacerbated by climate change.

A new research partnership will see vast amounts of WA agricultural data collected and analysed to help farmers make more informed decisions.

Anglican schools are pushing to keep discriminating on the basis of sexuality.

A new report says Airbnb is not making rental affordability “significantly” worse in Sydney and Melbourne.

The NSW Government has pegged stamp duty to the rate of inflation, something it says will provide a “fairer deal” for future homebuyers.

The misconduct of Port Pirie’s Mayor has been described as “at the higher end of the scale”.

Queensland councils want the state’s new waste levy delayed.

Armed police officers have stormed the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre in the NT.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews should have involved him before signing a major deal with China.

Adani has bypassed the need for a full environmental impact assessment, against governmental advice.

A review of Melbourne rivers has revealed a cocktail of pharmaceuticals that could put wildlife at risk.

A new report exposes a major coal mine rehabilitation deficit in NSW.

More banks have ruled out any role in funding Adani's contentious Carmichael coal project.

NSW councils have slammed perceived cost-shifting.

Victoria has signed its largest ever native title claim.

The South Australian Government wants to look for gold and copper in a highly controversial and restricted area.

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