Australia punches well above its weight in terms of research outcomes, a habit highlighted by the release of the Ten of the Best Research Projects 2013 report.

The Federal Government has unveiled a $28 million scheme to provide 400 truancy officers to schools across remote parts of Australia.

Discussions are planned which may yield a deal for the future of the town of Nhulunbuy, which will have its economy decimated when a nearby Rio Tinto refinery is closed.

A rare moment of cross-border collaboration has arisen from a meeting on the Queensland-New South Wales divide.

The Federal Government has bumped forward a program in response to the high unemployment rate in Tasmania.

A parliamentary committee has heard Perth councils were pretty severely short-changed by the WA state government’s push for metro council amalgamations.

Queensland public servants are feeling the sting of a thousand cuts, with a recent survey finding more than a third believe their workplace is less efficient following the year of downsizing.

Scientists and environmental authorities are standing against plans to allow cattle grazing in Victoria’s High Country.

The New South Wales Environmental Protection Authority has to move away from industry-favouring and do more regulating if it is to gain more public trust, a recent survey found.

The Federal Government has announced just under $1 billion in funds for road projects it says were left in planning purgatory by Labor.

Leaked copies of a Freight Logistics Co-ordination Team’s (FLCT) final report to the Tasmanian Government have caused concern among transporters and taxpayers.

Thousands of Queensland doctors have been angered by changes in their employment conditions, after doctors at public hospitals were moved to individual contracts rather than collective bargaining.

A resplendent green phoenix is rising from the ashes of a Tasmanian primary school.

The Australian Education Union (AEU) has raised concerns after Northern Territory Police suddenly armed its school-based police officers.

A local report has accused Centrelink’s national boss of racking up excess costs, while the department sacks hundreds of workers.

All councils will be looking to save a few dollars at the moment, and the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) has urged its members to think of technological ways to tighten the belt.

About 48,000 Queensland public servants have earned a “fair and reasonable” salary increase of 2.2 per cent per year over three years, ending more than 18 months of negotiations.

Regional Development Australia says the Federal Government is neglecting one of its most vulnerable communities by ignoring the closure of a Northern Territory refinery, and the likely ruination of nearby residents.

The Council region within which a contentious port expansion has been approved is looking to ensure it can be used for something other than coal.

There has long been a perception that the public sector enjoys a bit of regulation, but a recent speech from Dr Ian Watt says the opposite is now the way.

Statistics show one bureaucratic base is a fair way from hitting its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment targets, and may be filling low-level jobs just to boost numbers.

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