The NSW Government is funding the refurbishment of BlueScope’s plate mill at Port Kembla.

Significant safety reforms have passed parliament in South Australia.

The Victorian government has approved a new gas extraction project near the Twelve Apostles, the first of its kind in over a decade.

The Northern Territory government has issued a two-year order to halt mining and exploration at Jabiluka, an uranium operation within Kakadu National Park.

Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek has been called on to evaluate the water impacts of the Beetaloo Basin fracking project in the Northern Territory.

The NSW Government has introduced structural changes aimed at reducing the public sector's reliance on consultants and controlling costs.

Dr Graeme Emonson will be appointed as the chair of Moira Shire Council's panel of administrators until the 2028 local government elections.

The Victorian government has announced a significant overhaul of its family violence intervention orders and stalking laws.

A key figure in WA’s education department is stepping down.

The NSW Government says it will introduce industrial manslaughter offence, carrying a 25-year jail term and $20 million fine for worker deaths.

The Queensland Government has announced a ban on carbon capture and storage (CCS) in its section of the Great Artesian Basin.

The Federal Government has pledged $3.5 million to support Stolen Generations survivors through community-led healing services.

Researchers have outlined five key steps needed to accelerate Australia’s transition to electric vehicles (EVs).

People living with disabilities in Victoria are set to benefit from an increase in locally manufactured assistive devices.

The NSW Government has granted planning approval for a $207.6 million hydrogen hub in the Hunter region.

The University of Queensland (UQ) is partnering with Emory University in the US to enhance vaccine research.

Australia’s electoral commissions are attempting to protect staff from online harm.

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Health authorities, politicians and scientists have been slowly introducing the world to the concept of ‘One Health’ - an all-inclusive approach to health that extends from the human body right through the global environment. 

This year’s Nobel Prizes honour discoveries that unwind our notion of truth, our understanding of ourselves and the human story, the complexities of cells and the very basics of the universe. 

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