Concern is mounting within the powerful Minerals Council of Australia and its NSW state-level affiliate.

The South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME) says a recent survey showed majority support for nuclear power, and has called for renewed debate.

Negotiations have begun for the next round of contracts for Queensland railways.

The Construction, Forestry, Energy and Mining Union says its members are risking death every day, and the ACT government is adding to the problem.

The Tasmanian Greens are no longer parliamentary party, as votes from the recent state election show shifting opinions in the home of the Greens movement.

An independent inquiry will look at concerns of a cancer cluster at Victoria’s Parliament House.

A Victorian workers’ union has backed reports saying state prisons are dangerous, overcrowded and underfunded.

The Community and Public Sector Union is forcing the government into negotiations on wages and conditions for 160,000 workers across state and federal levels.

A state-wide action plan has been launched to stamp out alcohol and drug related violence in Queensland.

Reports say secretive negotiations are going on between state governments, looking at re-introducing a cash-for-cans scheme.

UPDATE - The Victorian Government has engaged a forensic investigations firm to look into the sources of the leaked information.

The United Firefighters Union has accused Victorian authorities of sending its members to battle the Morwell mine fire with inadequate protection from poisonous fumes, and against the warnings of its own expert.

A new report has added weight to the argument that all users should pay for roads, highlighting new ways to fund advanced infrastructure.

Some New South Wales drivers will have breathalysers attached to their ignition systems in coming weeks, as the state rolls out its technological weapon in the fight for road safety.

AGL Energy will reportedly challenge the rejection of its bid for NSW state-owned electricity firm Macquarie Generation.

Authorities say three assaults in as many weeks show security is out of hand at the Bunbury Regional Hospital.

Woodside’s floating Browse gas project will produce 17,000 barrels of LNG per day for fifty years, the company hopes.

The newly-elected Tasmanian government has made the first cuts in its effort to fell the Tasmanian Forests Agreement.

An education department audit has found one state’s authorities are fairly unaware of the extent of behavioural problems.

Some New South Wales residents may continue using electric mobility scooters as a way around drink-driving laws.

Queensland motorcycle riders have lodged a High Court challenge against the state’s harsh anti-bikie laws.

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