New South Wales is looking at rolling out a star rating system for childcare centres.

The Federal Water Minister says one state is blocking plans for more oversight of the Murray-Darling Basin.

A $1.3 billion prison contract has been handed to a company facing grim allegations at its US operations.

The NT Government has adjusted its public service cap amid a decline in population and GST revenues.

The Prime Minister is under fire for calling the NSW Police Commissioner about an investigation into his energy minister.

An inquiry has found that a container deposit scheme in Victoria could net the State Government $550 million.

The Climate Council says the Northern Territory is lagging significantly behind the rest of the country in developing renewable energy.

The Queensland Government is investigating a proposed 90-kilometre pipeline from South East Queensland to the Southern Downs.

New research suggests climate change will have a particularly negative impact on women.

The Victorian Government has put up funds to support a breakthrough 3D-printing technology.

The Productivity Commission says around half a billion in spending on NT child protection has been used inefficiently.

A huge new Federal funding deal with Queensland will fast track major infrastructure projects.

An inquiry into alleged multi-million-dollar corruption in WA's Housing Authority gets underway this week.

There is concern that “widespread” illegal logging is putting Melbourne’s drinking water at risk.

A lack of water security in the Arnhem Land community of Milingimbi are slowing social progress, locals say.

South East Queensland's combined dam levels have dropped to 60 per cent.

Climate change is already damaging the health of the world’s children, and Australia is at significant risk of health decline too.

The Morrison government is looking for individual deals with states to help drive down power prices and ensure reliability.

The WA Government was warned that Carnegie Clean Energy was a big financial risk before giving is $2.6 million in taxpayer funds, reports say.

A senior public servant in WA has been charged with allegedly stealing more than $2.5 million of public money.

An Indigenous child welfare review has found newborns are being removed from mothers in “unethical” ways.

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