Rowena Allen has been appointed Victoria’s first Gender and Sexuality Commissioner, and is set to champion the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse and intersex (LGBTI) Victorians within the Government.

Public servants at Murray Darling-Basin Authority have voted to strike over their ongoing pay and conditions battle.

Tasmania’s Opposition is sounding an alarm about the conditions imposed on the state’s paramedics.

The WA Opposition wants an inquiry into growing incarceration rates, as workers are put at risk by state prisons bulging at the seams.

There is disagreement between green groups and government bodies as to whether rising water prices in the Murray River system are the result of the basin plan.

Researchers in the Northern Territory will assess the resilience of freshwater fish in the region’s rivers.

The WA Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) will work with the Royal Automobile Club of WA (RAC) on an investigation of the true cost of traffic congestion in Perth.

A sacked Queensland tow-truck driver is taking on the RACQ, after winning the support of his union and the general public.

A commission of inquiry will investigate the former Queensland LNP government's closure of the Barrett Adolescent Centre in Brisbane, and the subsequent deaths of three high-risk teenagers.

The stoush in the Federal Government over the approval of a massive coal mine in New South Wales continues, and it appears no one wants to take responsibility for granting the green light.

The chairman of the Adelaide Crows AFL team will lead a $15 million investment fund to attract businesses to South Australia.

The ACT Government is expanding its quest to upgrade the territory’s tech credentials, hiring a top New Zealand public sector CIO.

Environment Minister Greg Hunt has approved the huge – and hugely contentious – Shenhua Watermark coal mine in New South Wales, sparking outrage from his colleague Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce.

Tasmania's Auditor-General will look into claims that hundreds of departing public servants are being short-changed.

With rainfall totals at their lowest on record in parts of western Victoria and south-eastern South Australia, weather forecasters say conditions are getting worse.

Independent Queensland Senator Glenn Lazarus has threatened to grab the Prime Minister Tony Abbott's genitals if he does not limit coal seam gas (CSG) exploration.

Nine men accused of running a multi-million-dollar public transport fraud ring in Victoria have been granted bail.

The NSW Government wants to change planning laws to remove a rule that made the economic benefits of a proposed coal mine the main consideration when assessing for approval.

A new report has investigated the health and safety concerns of Australian educators.

Building has begun on a $50 million wind farm in Victoria that will supply renewable energy for the ACT, almost 700 kilometres away.

The Federal Government finally released its long-awaited Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper over the weekend, which includes hundreds of millions of dollar set aside for new dams, roads and other infrastructure.

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