Public schooling in Australia takes in about $1 billion from parents each year in the form of supposedly ‘voluntary’ bills.

The Tasmanian Government says it will refer its ongoing public sector wage dispute to an independent commission.

Two eucalyptus trees sacred to Canberra's Indigenous community have been cut down.

South Australia's public school teachers have voted to strike next week.

Victoria's controversial fire service reforms have passed parliament.

Mobile phones will be banned for all Victorian state primary and secondary school students from next year.

New global modelling has attempted to measure the cost of natural disasters to the world’s roads and railways.

Farmers say the Ord River Irrigation Scheme (ORIS) is not doing as much as it could.

Canberra’s health system is “single-handedly keeping fax machines alive”, the ACT’s health minister says.

The NSW opposition wants to force state government agencies to report data breaches.

Queensland's Environment Minister Leeanne Enoch says she shed tears over her government’s approval of Adani's Carmichael coal mine.

Four NT public servants are being paid up to $390,000 a year to help the gas industry.

South Australia’s State Budget will see the public sector take a hit.

A three-year QLD study has found drinking laws increased pre-drinking.

Experts have reviewed the Bradfield Scheme – a decades-old idea to pipe flood waters from Australia’s north to the arid centre.

Insiders say there is a “crisis of confidence” in the NSW building industry following issues with high rises.

The Queensland Government has given the final green light to Adani’s Carmichael coal mine.

Australia’s only voluntary assisted dying laws come into effect this week.

Australia’s largest integrated battery and solar farm is officially open.

Two Victorian crossbench MPs are pushing to lift bans on nuclear power.

The Northern Territory Government has cleared remaining roadblocks to exploration fracking.

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