Councils have expressed fears that a decision to set a threshold criterion of "sufficient scale and capacity" for councils in deciding whether they are "fit for the future" will inevitably mean they will be forced into mergers.
Tom Arup and Lisa Cox Wind and solar industry representatives are worried that regular target reviews will hamper the flow of investment.
Peter Hartcher, James Massola The federal government will spend up to $400 million on its new Australian Border Force agency, which will begin operating from July 1, 2015.
Kate Aubusson Sexual harassment claims at Macquarie University's law school involving students allegedly bullying a female tutor and taking photographs up her skirt have been referred to NSW Police.
Paul Bibby The NSW Land an Environment Court has overturned a controversial plan to build a function centre in a Newcastle park, setting an important precedent for future attempts to develop recreational space across the state.
Peter Martin The top 10 per cent of Australian earners took home an extraordinary 29.7 per cent of Australian income in 2012, the highest proportion on record.
Rachel Browne Terence Kirkpatrick attended Royal North Shore Hospital for asthma treatment when he was 11 years old in 1967. He told the royal commission how a hospital psychologist forced him to dress up and perform sex acts.
James Massola, Political Correspondent Treasurer Joe Hockey has unveiled two new measures to crack down on tax avoidance by multinational companies and extend the GST to digital downloads.
Andrew Darby The former Tasmanian Education Minister, Nick McKim, has confirmed his bid for Christine Milne's Greens Senate seat, at the start of a lengthy pre-selection process.
Patrick Hatch Australian Muslims trying to address religious extremism in their family need the same type of support given to parents dealing with their children's drug addiction, terrorism experts say.
Athletics photos from the 1990s.
Photos from the Barraba Rams of the 1980s.
CENTRAL West, Illawarra and Hunter claimed the spoils when the NSW Country 12s, 13s and 14s champions were ...