The unemployment rate in Western Australia has reached its highest since 2002 and, despite a new promise of 150,000 more jobs, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry warns there will be short-term pain before any long-term employment gains.
Short-stay accommodation giant says a mishmash of regulations on Airbnb accommodation is acting as a "handbrake" on WA's economy, and contributing to the state being left behind a national tourism boom.
A showdown looms in State Parliament over the 10-year extension of tolls on CityLink, which the Government argues is needed to pay for the $6.7 billion West Gate Tunnel.
The NSW Opposition has made one its biggest promises of the election campaign outlining a $2.4 billion transport plan for rail in the Illawarra.
WA's biggest tourism lobby group wants a ban on the use of residential properties for tourist accommodation unless someone is living there, as other states warn of the damage caused by short-stay accommodation.
A campervan emblazoned with a slogan about masturbation that breached the advertising code of ethics sparks a renewed push from the South Australian Labor Party to crack down on offensive vehicles.
The Northern Territory's Infrastructure Development Fund signed off on a $10 million taxpayer-funded investment to Darwin water bottler NT Beverages despite the company being deeply in debt and on the brink of financial collapse, a new financial report reveals.
Internal Northern Territory parliamentary emails obtained by the ABC reveal a bank account linked to possible misuse of funds is set to be closed this week, which would free it from financial reporting requirements.
A Melbourne CBD apartment building with combustible cladding that caught fire this week had been assessed as a "moderate risk" by the Victorian Cladding Taskforce, the Government reveals, as national ministers meet to consider calls for a ban on the potentially dangerous building product.
Monsoonal rain hitting north Queensland results in a release of water from Indian mining giant Adani's Abbot Point coal terminal site into adjacent wetlands.