Queensland schools will have to prove they are improving to secure federal funds.

South Australian businesses operating commercial solariums will be the only ones not compensated by the state government when the ban on sun beds takes place.

The Cancer Council says more should be done to reduce smoking rates in Australia’s most addicted state.

The WA Local Government Association has moved into the “greenest of green” new place of business, saying it hopes to set the standard for others to follow.

Some authorities have accused Australian gas companies of cooking up a domestic gas crisis to pressure governments for more approvals.

One large cattle station has become the site of the latest major conservation project in the Northern Territory.

A major hub has been opened which will see many of the world’s leading experts working close to Antarctica, basking in the relative comfort of Hobart.

The Victorian Government is talking to residents about their wishes for the state’s water plan, but many who want a say think the talks should be delayed.

A new program will take trainees across land and sea to learn how to care for both environments.

There may be no federal money for the proposed Needles Gap dam.

Reports by multiple Australian media outlets have shown a high level of corruption in construction, with several unions accused of handing lucrative contracts to criminals.

Some of the smaller players in the ACT electricity market want prices adjusted to improve competition.

Changes are on the way in the Queensland health system, with a plan that would see private hospitals taking on surgeries that public sites do not have time for.

The Tasmanian government may defer royalty payments from a new iron ore mine in Tarkine region, to ensure future projects are encouraged.

To mining companies are looking for half a billion dollars in compensation, after the New South Wales government tore up their licences.

A course is on in New South Wales which hopes to breed a generation of better councillors and local government leaders.

Rapid erosion of South Australia’s economy has fallen squarely on the shoulders of the state’s Premier and Treasurer, which happen to be the same person.

Australian newlyweds will receive a $200 voucher for marriage counselling in a Federal Government effort to keep couples together for life.

Western Australia’s policy to fast-track mine licence approvals means Fortescue Metals will not have to consult with native-title holders in the Pilbara.

Local governments in Tasmania have trimmed the fat from their own top jobs, the state will now run with 18 fewer councillor positions in this October's local government elections.

Developers are keen to get underway on a $2 billion agricultural project, but some locals say it cannot be done.

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