The Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) wants Cairns MP Rob Pyne to publicly apologise for his “baseless” claims against councils.

The Western Australian government says it will soon put council financial information online, so that ratepayers can see how their council stacks up.

One expert suggests the 10-year life expectancy gap between rural and metropolitan Australia could be linked to water quality.

The Queensland Government and the French territory of New Caledonia are avoiding Clive Palmer's attempts to keep his refinery afloat.

A new Federal Government initiative will bring some high-tech tools to one of the world’s oldest activities.

A new study has shown the mental health strain that climate change can bring for Australian workers.

Australian energy firms Natural Solar and Origin will be the first to install Tesla Energy’s Powerwall in the local market.

Controversial planning law changes have been put aside for the SA Parliament’s Christmas break.

Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt has given the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) a mandate that allows it to invest in wind projects.

A new round of inquiry has slammed various aspects of Victoria’s Hazelwood mine, which caught fire and burned for 45 days last year.

A landmark report says Tasmanians cannot blame social disadvantage or low government spending for being behind on social and economic indicators.

A bush hearing next week is set to settle a native title claim lodged two decades ago.

A stoush between the tiers of West Australian government continues this week, with one rural shire taking on the Barnett Government over a FIFO camp.

Newcastle’s final council meeting for 2015 has seen an attempt to reverse the sacking of the former general manager.

A new report on the Victorian Government's rate capping policy warns that council debts may have to increase to compensate for rates staying in line with inflation.

A parliamentary inquiry in Victoria has recommended that the state’s ban on coal seam gas (CSG) extraction should continue, but cannot decide how long it should last.

Toxic blue-green algae has appeared in sections of the NSW’s Menindee Lakes.

Farmers and residents around the NSW town of Caragabal are lobbying state and federal governments for funds to secure their water supply.

The fate of around 800 Queensland workers hinges on an expected decision from Clive Palmer about his Yabulu nickel refinery near Townsville.

The Northern Territory Government has responded to repeated complaints that its home buyers’ insurance scheme is not working.

WA’s Carnarvon Shire is setting up two new battery storage systems that it hopes will boost the area's renewable energy use and help the local economy.

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