Media reports this week have highlighted fears that a series of ponds containing heavy metals and cyanide at an abandoned mining site could spill into a river that feeds the Murray-Darling Basin.

Victorian Water Minister Lisa Neville says the sacking of water boards across the state, include Goulburn Murray Water (GMW), was a necessary move.

A case brought by NuCoal Resources against the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has been rejected by the Supreme Court.

The Tasmanian Greens are walking a fine line between two of their major policy areas – announcing their opposition to an experimental renewable energy system in a Wilderness World Heritage Area (WWHA).

The Federal Government has launched a 32-page booklet that it says will help prevent radicalisation of young Australian minds.

A new study has shown for the first time that a gender-specific education program can bring measurable improvements to students’ self-esteem.

New South Wales police and public transport workers are being fitted with body-mounted safety cameras.

Josh Frydenberg, the new Resources and Energy Minister and Minister for Northern Australia, is heading to the top of the country to push for new opportunities.

An attempt to make misconduct in public office a criminal offence in Tasmania seems like it will be knocked back.

An expert on public sector integrity is today delivering a lecture titled; ‘Government resistance to greater transparency: rational or self defeating?’

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has declared “real men don't hit women” ahead of a new $41 million domestic violence response package to be unveiled today.

Some bizarre claims have been made this week, as South Australian senator Anne Ruston is welcomed to her new role as assistant minister for agriculture and water resources.

The latest Great Barrier Reef marine environment report card says the overall condition of inshore areas is pretty poor.

WA Treasurer Mike Nahan says South Australia's ship building industry is a “basket case”, and Western Australia should run the nation's naval supply program.

New laws have been tabled for SA Parliament consideration that seek to restrict the rapid movement of Senior Public Servants into political lobbying roles.

Negotiations have started between the Victorian branch of the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) and the State Government.

The NSW Department of Justice wants to have 6 per cent of its workforce made up of Indigenous Australians by 2017.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is helping more states get National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funds.

Construction on Adelaide's Northern Connector road project will start in 2016, after state and federal authorities struck a deal this week.

The Victorian State Government has unveiled a shake-up of its education system, which will see the educational achievements of parents used to determine how much funding schools get.

Western Australia’s Department for Child Protection has unveiled its Family and Domestic Violence action plan, in the hope of strengthening interventions against men who are violent or abusive to women and children.

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