Concerns raised over funding grants to Great Barrier Reef Foundation

The Queensland Government defends giving almost $3.5 million of taxpayer dollars to the controversial Great Barrier Reef Foundation, including more than $100,000 for a smartphone app that is yet to be delivered.

Payday lenders ‘preying’ on natural disaster victims, financial counsellors say

An alarming number of natural disaster victims turn to high-cost, short-finance — or pay day loans — to avoid going broke, financial counsellors say.

Adani’s new lawyers proposed ‘attack dog’ plan to wage legal ‘war’

Documents obtained by the ABC reveal Brisbane law firm AJ & Co proposed an aggressive strategy for mining giant Adani to shut down critics and pressure the Queensland Government to bring the Carmichael mine to life.

Debate on national energy policy is more toxic than ever, senior NSW Liberal says

A decade after Kevin Rudd was ousted as Prime Minister over his failed emissions trading scheme, Australia is still without a clear policy and it is discouraging investment.

Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission slams authority for ‘maladministration’

The Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission finds Commonwealth officials committed gross maladministration, negligence and unlawful actions in drawing up the multi-billion-dollar deal to save Australia's largest river system.