Labor says it's strange that the Abbott government did not give more publicity to its approval of a multibillion dollar Clive Palmer coal project.
Waratah Coal has welcomed the Federal Government's environmental approval of what could become Australia's biggest coal mine, despite the imposition of 49 conditions to ensure protection of sensitive wilderness.
Sydney (Australia) (AFP) - Waratah Coal on Saturday welcomed the Australian government's approval of its $6.4 billion (US$5.7 billion) Galilee coal project, as conservationists warned the decision threatened the environment.
Former Supreme Court justice Bill Gillard QC has been announced as the first full-time head of Victoria's parole board.
The federal government wants the Productivity Commission to investigate spending on disasters and ways to better manage it
Victorian union boss John Setka has lost an effort to weaken the legal defence of Prime Minister Tony Abbott in their defamation battle.
The Northern Territory is treated and funded as a state and should have the same rights and obligations, says Attorney-General John Elferink.
After an interesting 2013 for both the Labor government and the Liberal opposition, all eyes in SA are on the looming state election.
The Tasmanian Government has used the release of its response to a report on freight to repeat demands for more federal money.
The Hague (AFP) - East Timor has launched legal action against Canberra at the UN's top court, alleging Australian intelligence officials illegally seized documents from a lawyer representing Dili in a row over spying.
Port Hedland-based Labor MLC Stephen Dawson and his partner Dennis Liddelow have had their marriage nullified after the Australian High Court overturned the ACT's same sex marriage laws.