Controversial election candidate Gerard Rennick donated more than $30,000 to the Liberal-National Party in the year before he secured a winnable spot on its Senate ticket.
Tasmania trades on its reputation for unspoiled and beautiful natural landscapes — but a recent study shows some lakes in the state's Wilderness World Heritage Area have metal contamination levels among the highest ever recorded.
The election campaign has been diverted towards a controversy around water buybacks in the Murray-Darling.
The weather bureau has been tampering with temperature data in order to "perpetuate global warming hysteria", according to an under-fire Coalition candidate.
Despite Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten agreeing on a campaign ceasefire over Easter, ex-PM Malcolm Turnbull lobs a few unexpected rotten eggs as a gift for Labor, writes Michelle Grattan.
Sarah Hanson-Young says her party will be pushing Bill Shorten to get serious about climate action if he emerges victorious on May 18, expecting a Labor Lower House to turn to The Greens for control of the Senate.
CSIRO was set to answer questions about the Adani project in Senate Estimates, then Scott Morrison called the election — and Labor is accusing the Prime Minister of gagging the Parliament.
As we write, the situation in the lower Darling remains dire, and there is a risk of further fish deaths if there are no significant inflows to the river.
A regional council left with a massive bill for removing 500 trolleys from an underwater graveyard near its wharf says it could force major retailers Coles and Woolworths to pay.
An LNP senator's reported threat to call for the Environment Minister to be sacked if she does not sign off on the Adani coal mine could be a basis to appeal the controversial project, environmental lawyers say.