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Liberal state governments promise to axe renewables targets

Opposition Liberal governments in Victoria, South Australia and Queensland have promised to axe their state’s renewable energy targets, responding to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s call for a unified national approach.…

Corruption concerns over NSW’s mandatory planning panel push

Property lobby groups are overjoyed by the NSW government’s announcement it will install mandatory planning panels to approve development applications, but the local government sector and opposition parties say there are probity and accountability issues.

Governments talk tough on trash, but will anything change?

ABC’s Four Corners waste and recycling exposé has everyone talking about rubbish, with the NSW and Queensland governments squaring up for a stoush over garbage sent to Queensland to avoid landfill levies.