While the deputy PM sees relocation to rural areas as a solution to poor housing affordability in capital cities, the risks are high without government support for infrastructure and planning.
A government proposal to compulsorily acquire farmland outside Townsville, to be leased to the Singapore Army for a training base, has local graziers gearing up for a fight.
She may be as much pilloried celebrity as politician, but when One Nation leader Pauline Hanson speaks, the disillusioned listen.
Consultants paid millions by Defence helped revise chemical safety standards that could shield the department from multiple compensation claims.
As coal seam gas is promoted as essential to Australia’s future energy needs, there is insufficient research being funded on the contribution to climate change of ‘fugitive emissions’ from gas mining.
As duck numbers dwindle, the Victorian government’s decision to support this year’s hunting season has sparked claims the regulatory body is biased.
The initial findings of a royal commission into the merits of South Australia becoming a hub for uranium mining and waste storage raised as many questions as they answered.
NSW Northern Rivers residents are losing sleep as their towns succumb to chattering, defecating flying foxes. But rather than moving on the colonies, is the better answer to adapt to their existence?
International criticism hardens opponents of the Chinese coalmining giant’s plans for the Liverpool Plains, as governments roll over.
For Indigenous communities in Arnhem Land, alcohol bans are forcing drinkers to gather in antisocial and dangerous roadside camps.
As debate rages about approval of the Shenhua coalmine on the Liverpool Plains, the latest mine expansion in the Hunter Valley has come up against an elderly farmer not inclined to make way.
It’s the biggest investment to secure a town’s water supply in the state’s history: half a billion dollars for Broken Hill and the parched far west of NSW. But as the dry spell deepens, the government will struggle delivering it.
First-time property buyers look for affordable land beyond city limits, but find flood risk and prohibitive zoning regulations.
The average punter knows very little about logging in Victoria. Perhaps even fewer realise it could drive the state’s animal emblem out of existence.
As Tasmania lags behind Australia, Eric Abetz is reigniting old battles.
Wild dogs cost sheep farmers millions in slaughtered livestock. Meet a government dog trapper fighting back.
Generational farmers are preparing to stand their ground as BHP and China Shenhua Energy seek to mine coal in some of the nation’s richest agricultural land, on the NSW Liverpool Plains.
Controversy has dogged the NBN rollout, but a new deal with Telstra and a satellite strategy find boss Bill Morrow confident of speedy success.
The US experience provides a glimpse of our potentially prosperous but unsettling future, if we let loose a gas and oil fracking boom.
At the Bentley blockade in northern NSW, the seeds are being sown for a new crop of public defiance.
You can count on Queensland to keep federal parliament interesting. Meet the state's newest straight-talking senator and self-confessed trouble-maker.
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