Australian scientists have completed Victoria’s first ever stocktake of blue carbon hot spots, revealing millions of tonnes of stored carbon, which is at risk of being returned to the atmosphere unless conserved.

Qualified approval has been granted to the ACT's enlarged Cotter Dam, the Murrumbidgee pipeline and spillway upgrade plans, despite auditors spotting foreseeable delays and a cost blowout.

Unions are warning of massive job cuts on the way in the New South Wales energy sector.

The Tasmanian Government is preparing for a hard sell of its new health reforms.

A progressive group of Alice Springs grannies have held a "knit-in" to protest against hydraulic fracturing in the Northern Territory.

Progress is being made to rid the ACT and News South Wales of the toxic legacy of Mr Fluffy insulation.

The New South Wales Government has been accused of underspending on early childhood education.

The WA Government has agreed to examine new information and reports of generational health problems from a government policy to use an Agent Orange-linked chemical in the Kimberley.

Councils across New South Wales have welcomed additional funding, though there is some concern that the money will not go where it is really needed.

The Federal Government has embarked on the review process ahead of Australian Federation reforms.

Australia’s first Public Sector Week is underway, with over 80 events being conducted across Victoria to showcase the diverse and essential work of the Public Sector.

Big game hunters could soon be bagging monster crocodiles as a way to help Aboriginal communities.

Tasmania’s Primary Industries Minister Jeremy Rockliff has unveiled new measures aimed at simplifying and streamlining approval processes for farm dams.

Claims of toxic contamination in Tasmania’s drinking water have kicked off an academic war of words.

Tasmanian businesses have been invited to share their views about the Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme (TFES) as part of the Federal Government’s plans to expand the scheme.

The Queensland Resources Council says the state government should embark on some “visionary” investment, and build more rail.

Paramedics across Australia say violent, paranoid and unpredictable ice users are creating a new level of danger at work.

The ACT Government says stage one of Canberra's light rail network will be powered by 100 per cent renewable energy.

The South Australian Opposition says the Government’s hospital reforms will see hundreds of frontline jobs cut.

A report from the authorities at Engineers Australia says “the building system in New South Wales has broken down”.

A ministerial adviser says Forestry Tasmania should be dismantled and all its assets sold off.

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