University studies have found no negative environmental impacts from coal seam gas exploration in a key NSW catchment.

Senate crossbenchers say Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull should stop the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, until the social and economic consequences of its implementation are better understood.

The ACT Government wants electric car maker Tesla to set up a research hub in Canberra.

The Queensland Government has completed its review of fly-in-fly-out work and its effect on communities.

Greens leader Richard Di Natale is pushing to legalise medical marijuana, and says the Turnbull government would be foolish to get in the way.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says the Gold Coast Light Rail network is a vital piece of infrastructure for Queensland, and that the Federal Government will back a proposed expansion.

A government education adviser says any prayer groups or religious instruction in school could be a “doorway to extremism’’.

The Federal Government has cancelled its tender for a new Department of Immigration and Border Protection office, suggesting the headquarters will stay in Belconnen, in Canberra’s north.

Queensland’s state-owned energy companies are making some serious money, and consumer advocates want to know why it has led to lower bills.

Despite a promised crackdown, the number of laptops and mobile phones stolen from WA Government departments has increased significantly.

The 2015 Riverprize has been awarded to a South Australian Indigenous organisation for its exemplary ecosystem management.

Some remarkably positive words on federal-state infrastructure funding were heard on the weekend.

The traditional owners of the Galilee Basin want to stop the Adani Carmichael coal mining project, and are taking their concerns to the United Nations.

Tasmanian community environmental groups say the state’s new planning scheme will destroy their ability to influence planning decisions.

A new study has revealed the big gaps that exist between members of socially-marginalised groups and the mainstream population.

The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) says the South Australian and federal governments should scrap plans for cashless welfare cards.

An agreement appears to have been reached in a dispute between child protection workers in Tasmania's north and the state’s Department of Health and Human Services.

Greens leader Richard Di Natale says a massive audit should be undertaken across the country to work out whether state governments have the money to cover mine rehabilitation.

The NSW Government’s Information Commissioner is pushing for more agencies to get into openness and transparency.

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