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.

NT Government spruiks offer to underwrite loans for major projects to big four banks

Despite the Territory's recent budget woes, Chief Minister Michael Gunner's Government will offer to act as guarantors for large-scale projects in the Top End to help drive investment in the region during a series of meetings starting on Thursday.

Australia’s biggest cargo ship is launched in Tasmania, but exporters warn it soon won’t be enough

The 210-metre, $172 million Tasmania Achiever 2 is capable of carrying 40 per cent more freight than any other ship across Bass Straight, but primary producers urge the State Government not to be complacent as demand for exports grow in the future.

NT Beverages was on brink of collapse when it received $10m of taxpayers funds, report finds

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.

‘There are a lot of prerequisites to a digital border’: What Norway’s EU border can tell us about Brexit

As British and EU negotiators tussle over their future customs relationship, non-EU member Norway points to a world where digital borders might be able to solve Westminster's current woes.