The Nationals leader has defended his defiance of a Senate order over regional grants scheme, despite initial advice.

A new, $30 million water buyback is aimed at helping struggling farming families along the lower Darling River.

A group of former fire chiefs has accused the Australian government of being “asleep at the wheel” on climate policy.

Some state are refusing to help the Commonwealth review their water-sharing.

A joint letter from over 100 doctors urges Australia to protect imprisoned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

The market power of Facebook and Google will soon be subject to a digital code of conduct.

Australia has been slammed for its policy of using old carbon credits to count towards future emissions targets.

The Federal Government’s budget surplus has been revised down to $5 billion amid a forecast revenue slump.

A major Australian spy agency will soon be run by a woman for the first time.

Authorities say over 30 gigawatts of new clean power generation will be needed ...

ASIC has launched a new climate change risk surveillance program for Australia’s biggest companies.

Federal MP Andrew Wilkie and Reverend Tim Costello want a royal commission into gambling and sports betting.

Australia's top doctors say the country's public hospitals are “going backwards”.

A Liberal party member has denied links to the Chinese Communist Party, despite references to China’s Belt and Road initiative on event invitations.

The Federal Government is still in the process of wiping almost $500 million in dodgy VET fees.

The Federal Government has referred Adani’s pipe plan for environmental approval without applying the federal water trigger.

Australia has sunk in global climate ratings.

Russia has suggested Australia follow its lead by building an offshore, floating nuclear reactor.

Official forecasts predict power prices will fall in most Australian states and territories over the next three years.

The aged care royal commission is holding its next public hearing in Canberra this week.

Labor leader Anthony Albanese has backed coal exports as he prepares to tour regional Queensland.

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