The state opposition has called for environment minister Gabrielle Upton to be ‘stripped of her duties’ following a damning report on the state of the Environmental Protection Authority by the auditor-general.
Australia's biggest soft drink makers, including Coca-Cola and Pepsi, have pledged to cut industry-wide sugar use by a fifth over seven years to curb obesity and fend off a sugar tax.
Four major green groups are calling on the UN's environmental arm to carry out an urgent probe into the Turnbull government's failure to protect the reef from massive land clearing.
Broad definitions of national security and security classification have been introduced into a new federal Bill aimed at espionage and foreign interference, sparking concern from peak law and human rights advocates.
John O'Shea, who was governor of Lithgow Correctional Centre in February 2014 when guards allegedly bashed a prisoner before a cover-up, is due to face an ICAC inquiry.
Central West farmers and the NSW DPI climate unit have been working on Australia’s first soil carbon sequestration pilot project.
The Greens have called for the state and federal governments to ‘put community safety before the political demands of the gun lobby’ and ban two rapid-fire guns that they say have an ‘unequalled rate of fire’.
Updated: Nationals MLC Ben Franklin has defended new political donation laws after being accused by the Greens of ramming it through last Thursday night and providing only a week for the opposition to digest.
The Turnbull Government is failing to stop the mass deforestation of 36,600 hectares of old growth forest of permits granted under Newman LNP Government-era approvals, the Wilderness Society says.
The EDO has successfully argued the public has a right to know that the Australian Government decided to accredit the NSW land-clearing offsets policy despite concerns it failed to meet national environmental standards.
A world first study on the effect of medicinal cannabis has on adults suffering from chronic insomnia will be conducted by the University of Western Australia.
NSW farmers and indigenous leaders are confronting mining giant Santos over its proposed Narrabri coal seam gas scheme at the company’s annual general meeting in Adelaide today (Thursday). The group is furious at Santos’s plan to drill 850 gas wells... Read More →
The community group Gloucester Groundswell has been fighting for a say in the greenfield open cut coal mine at Gloucester for 12 years, now they will get their chance.
Santos has failed to reveal crucial aspects of its Narrabri coal seam gas scheme in its response to the record number of 23,000 submissions generated by its environmental impact statement for the controversial project, the Wilderness Society said.
Australia's largest bank CBA is being grilled in a royal commission about charging customers fees for financial advice services they did not receive.
Complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman in the last six months of 2017 soared almost 30 per cent compared to the same period the previous year, the ombudsman’s report reveals.
In an Australian first, the NSW Land and Environment court will hear arguments about the consideration of the ecologically sustainable development principle of ‘intergenerational equity’ in the context of climate change.
The Queensland Rohingya Community is staging a protest to coincide with the start of the Commonwealth Games at the Gold Coast to raise awareness of the desperate situation of Rohingya people in Burma.
Renewable energy generated more power than brown coal, gas or oil during Australia’s long hot summer.
Family members of people who have accused Cardinal George Pell of historical sex offences are due to give evidence at a court hearing in Melbourne.
Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg says it is "disingenuous in the extreme" for Labor to accuse the coalition of cutting marine park protections.
Energy firm AGL is facing further pressure from the Turnbull government to show how the closure of a coal-fired power station won't lead to ongoing blackouts.
A breakthrough by Australian scientists has brought the introduction of an unlikely hero in the global fight against antibiotic resistance a step closer; the humble platypus.
A Brisbane judge will decide whether to allow the state government to confiscate disgraced greyhound trainer Tom Noble's property.
Smokers and asthmatics who had measles in childhood could be at even greater risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a new study.