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A major review of the risks of climate change in the Murray Darling Basin is likely within the next seven years.
The proposed timeline has been revealed to ABC RN after a dispute between the Murray Darling Basin Authority and some of Australia's leading...
Cruise liners berthed near homes on Sydney harbour are burning a carcinogenic fuel banned in US and European ports. Residents say they’re getting sick but the cruise companies have refused to burn cleaner fuel and the government says it won’t act to stop the dirty...
A group of health professionals and environmentalists are calling on NSW Premier Mike Baird to ban new coal mining in the Hunter Valley.
The lobby group includes former Australians of the Year Professors Fiona Stanley and Tim Flannery, who say that the health and...
Political donations, electoral funding and how they should be regulated. Reforming campaign finance rules is a difficult process in Australia and overseas. But NSW Liberal party premier Mike Baird wants to reform the electoral funding legislation before the 2015 state election.
More than half the people in prison will re-offend and return, creating a huge cost burden on the public purse. But governments driven by law and order politics are unwilling to invest in reducing recidivism and in NSW a respected service that’s worked with prisoners...
When the NSW Government decided it wanted to hear what people really thought about energy policy they turned to the New Democracy Foundation, a privately funded research venture, states Natasha Mitchell on Life Matters .
They established two citizen juries to meet over a...
An innovative project which aims to rejuvenate the industrial city of Newcastle is embarking on its biggest challenge, David Marks discusses the Renew Newcastle Project .
Over the past four years, Renew Newcastle has successfully installed around 90 artists in disused store fronts and...
Last week Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced that Sydney would get a second airport at Badgerys Creek. It's estimated that the new airport will cost somewhere around $2.5 billion, the majority of which is to come from the private sector.
Mr Abbott wants to...