A federal parliament inquiry argues no families should be trapped on land contaminated by PFAS chemicals and recommended the Commonwealth offer financial compensation for residents exposed to the substance.
Months behind schedule, Queensland's first licensed medicinal cannabis farm has started growing plants with the aim of manufacturing medicines from early next year.
Despite suffering extensive staff losses since being forced to move to Armidale, the pesticides regulator blames delays in a critical review of a popular insecticide on "complexity of information".
Bee corpses are piling up in backyards in the town of Peterborough, prompting dark suspicions from locals and theories from academics. But no one knows what is causing the deaths.
Strong medications normally reserved for the very mentally unwell are being used too often and freely on elderly patients, causing damaging side effects and premature death.
Weight loss drugs known as 'shredders' have caused several deaths in Australia, NSW's health authority warns, cautioning that the products can raise body temperatures to damage muscles, the kidneys and the brain.
Brisbane City Council has given the tick to a plan for a cannabis farm in the city's west, but nearby residents appear to know nothing about it.
Many of us choose to buy "eco-friendly" household products to minimise our environmental footprint. But are brands labelled "green" or "eco-friendly" really more sustainable than others?
A class action has been filed, on behalf of all residents in the Northern Territory town of Katherine, against the Defence Department over widespread PFAS contamination.
Firefighters working at airports across Australia have been found with elevated levels of toxic PFAS chemicals in their blood, with some returning levels 10 to 20 times higher than the general population, documents obtained by the ABC under freedom of information laws reveal.