An Aboriginal community has taken the lead on improving education services for its youth, with a group in the Northern Territory putting up $1 million for a customised approach to learning.

There has been outrage this week in the Western Australian education sector, after the State Government announced hundreds will be sacked and funding in some areas will be cut by 30 per cent.

The Northern Territory Bar Association has highlighted a woeful disparity in education spending priorities for the Territory.

A representative body for the fast-growing outer suburbs of metropolitan areas say a federal strategy should be developed for managing urban population growth.

The Victorian Government has announced a significant expansion of its business support program.

The Parramatta City Council has unveiled its big plan for a city-wide light rail service, mapping out a 31-stop route over thirty kilometres of track.

A battle of jurisdictions is unfolding in South Australia, with the state’s Planning Minister looking to prevent local councillors from taking part in planning assessment bodies.

A state government has expanded the range of its program to convince people to leave cities and move to the bush.

A new national centre is being established to allow a deeper level of research into the disparity in health and healthcare for Indigenous Australians.

Some maintenance work will soon allow a South Australian telescope to peer into the yawning expanse of space once more.

The Western Australian Government has redrawn the map of the city of Perth, slashing the number of metropolitan councils by half.

Thousands hit the streets in Queensland on the weekend to protest industrial threats to the Great Barrier Reef.

In the lead-up to next weekend’s election both major parties have made broad promises pertaining to the northern end of the country, but the people who actually live there have questioned the feasibility, viability, equity, and validity of the pledges.

A new app has been launched to help keep workers safe in the ACT.

By the end of next year the New South Wales Fire and Rescue Service will have its entire fleet of 560 vehicles fitted-out with GPS tracking tools to ensure the fastest response to an emergency.

A handful of top-tier public servants have been sacked in what is likely only the first round of heads to roll over the Queensland Health payroll fiasco.

Australian authorities have apologised over a breach of dignity for the Solomon Islands Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo.

One of Australia’s youngest political parties has lost an important component, with the party’s second-placed member on the ticket quitting Wikileaks.

The Gympie Council will spend $75,000 to employ a contractor to crack down on wild dogs.

Public servants in Canberra’s Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) have heard they may have to go rural to keep their jobs, with Government plans to move the agency to a regional area.

The Local Government Association of Tasmania has completed its annual survey of resident satisfaction across councils.

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