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.

Wind power projects threaten to cook rural energy network

Authorities say two coal-fired power stations' worth of renewable energy won't be able to reach the grid without major upgrades to networks in Victoria's west.

‘Not at all ideal’: Tasmanian Government overrides Hobart Council on cable car permissions

The Tasmanian Government has granted an authority to override a Hobart City Council block on a cable car company investigating land near the city tip for its kunanyi/Mt Wellington cable car proposal, with the Lord Mayor warning the final decision on land use will be the council's.

‘Not at all ideal’: Hobart Lord Mayor says final say is council’s

The Tasmanian Government has granted an authority to override a Hobart City Council block on a cable car company investigating land near the city tip for its kunanyi/Mt Wellington cable car proposal, with the Lord Mayor warning the final decision on land use will be the council's.

Mintabie locals to fight permanent eviction

A frontier opal mining town in remote South Australia prepares to fight the State Government over moves to permanently evict its residents.