Power to the people: Community-owned renewable energy turned on

A people-powered revolution is taking place in north-east Victoria with the region's first community-led energy network going live.

Conservationists push to save critically endangered regent honeyeater’s only known breeding site from development

It is one of Australia's rarest birds, but conservationists say Hunter Valley habitat crucial to the breeding and survival of the regent honeyeater is currently zoned for industrial development and urgently needs protecting.

As Great Ocean Road tourism thrives, this surf club struggles to stay afloat

The steady increase in tourism along Australia's famous Great Ocean Road is having a negative impact on a local surf club, which its president describes as "woeful and shameful" with community safety at risk.

Dozens of life-saving organs never donated as families veto loved ones’ choice

When you register to donate organs you might think that guarantees your wishes to donate — but your family can thwart those plans, and data reveals that in Canberra, seven families have been able to override their family member's decision to donate in the past five years.

Productivity Commission calls for Veterans’ Affairs Department to be shut down

A draft report from the Productivity Commission calls for the formation of the Ministry of Defence Personnel and Veterans to deal with policy, with a Veteran Services Commission providing support in what would be the biggest shake-up to the portfolio since World War II.