Study reveals ‘quite disturbing’ contamination of Tasmanian lakes

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.

Everything we know about water buybacks, Barnaby Joyce and Angus Taylor

The election campaign has been diverted towards a controversy around water buybacks in the Murray-Darling.

How Malcolm Turnbull left Scott Morrison with egg on his face this Easter

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.

Ocean shopping-trolley graveyard and the rising cost of cleaning it up

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.