Environmentalists are celebrating a decision by building giant Lend Lease to pull out of the planned expansion of a Queensland coal port.

The approval of a coal mine on the New South Wales central coast has become embroiled in controversy; accusations of corruption and broken promises.

Both public concern and a possible class action are mounting, as a coal mine fire continues burying a Victorian town in smoke and fumes.

The Northern Territory Government is considering a move to independent public schools at some sites, seeking the same benefits as Queensland and Western Australia have claimed.

An economists’ report has said privatisation in the electricity sector is expensive and achieves little more than customer annoyance with none of the alleged benefits.

Several public sector unions have reduced their traditional payments to the Labor party, choosing instead to fund a campaign against job cuts.

Two members of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority board have been cleared from conflict of interest accusations, after approval for dredge dumping was given by men with links to mining companies.

The Federal Government has announced the details of its long-awaited assistance package for drought-affected farmers in Queensland and NSW.

The widespread failure of many trucks to register under the new National Heavy Vehicle Regulator has forced several states to step in and try to aid compliance.

The heads of trucking industry bodies are pushing for the Federal Government to bring in compulsory electronic stability control (ESC) on all heavy vehicles.

A researcher from the University of South Australia says there are a few changes which would greatly improve mental health services in Australia, particularly to rural areas.

Literacy and numeracy levels in Tasmania are around ten per cent lower than the rest of country and continuing to drop.

The Health Minister may soon end months of speculation over the future of Medicare, but it looks like the changes will not be to everyone’s liking.

The Federal Government says it will not pull workers out of Tasmania, abandoning a plan to relocate staff away from the ailing economy.

The WA Local Government Association says it will be looking for the reinstatement of grants for regional infrastructure projects.

Media stirrings indicate industrial relations changes are imminent, and that new legislation will be announced soon.

Tasmanian Liberals want public sector workers to keep their opinions to themselves in the run-up to the state election.

A reversal of events means some South Australian farmers are now battling floodwaters just weeks after their properties were burned in bushfires.

Queensland’s Minister for Natural Resources says he will not slow down in his push to release more water to the state’s north.

Corruption investigations have led to the director of the NSW government-owned State Water Corporation stepping down.

A partly union-owned health provider has been accused of forcing other medical services out of town, but says the claims are over-blown.

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