Experts are looking at the idea of fining parents of South Australian children who regularly miss school.

Victoria will soon have Australia’s first independent family violence agency, combining monitoring, policy advice and research roles.

There are claims this week that the WA prison system is haemorrhaging money.

Academics have opened fire on myths spun by mining companies.

A Queensland farming family is in a legal bid for compensation for damage from coal seam gas mining.

New South Wales will have a statewide inquiry into water management and storage.

The Queensland Government has launched a surprising attack on job cuts at the CSIRO imposed by the Federal Government.

The main doctors’ lobby is excited by a possible $7 billion emergency hospitals funding deal between the Federal and state governments.

There has been progress and a setback in the effort to patch up Tasmania’s power supplies.

The Queensland CFMEU says two more workers have black lung, marking the eighth confirmed case of coal miners’ pneumoconiosis since December last year.

Victorian paramedics will receive pay rises in line with the increasingly demanding nature of their job.

South Australia’s enthusiasm to build a nuclear waste storage facility may be tempered by a new Australia Institute report.

Tasmania’s hydro-electric generators could be severely damaged by low water levels and the state should prepare for blackouts, one union says.

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) wants a north-west economic zone to be created to protect important mining areas from economic ebb and flow.

Adani has reached some key agreements on its $AU16.5 billion Carmichael coal mine and rail project.

Researchers want to make Adelaide an ‘integrated smart city’ to demonstrate the mod-cons of tomorrow.

Legal experts say there needs to be big reforms to protect privacy in the digital age.

School is meant to be about expanding young minds, but ceiling safety issues in WA mean some schools are more likely to compress them.

Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk wants Queensland’s Labor Party to apologise, after the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) decided not to investigate the proposed sale of land to an LNP donor.

The Victorian Government will not merge the state’s two fire services, despite strong recommendations to do so.

The WA Parliament has ratified big changes to the structure of Healthway, the scandal-ridden WA Government health promotion agency.

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