New research has shown that on a per-calorie basis, the carbon emissions from the production of fruit and vegetables can be much higher than for meat.

Australian Public Service procurement spending soared by $10 billion in the past financial year, new figures show.

The Queensland Government is raiding its own businesses to gather $1 billion in extra revenue, but reports say the gains will be swallowed up by a bulging public sector wage bill.

There are a number of social stereotypes about finding things, and new research suggests they could have a neuroscientific basis.

Some top-level members of Victoria’s education department will face court on corruption charges.

The head of a major European coal lobby says the industry will be “hated and vilified” like “slave-traders” after the Paris climate deal.

Former federal MP Craig Thomson has been ordered to pay $458,000 for breaching the Fair Work Act.

Some potential recipients of the Federal Government’s $1.1 billion “ideas boom” investment say revolutionising the economy will take more than just money.

Chemical giants Dow Chemical and DuPont have announced they will merge, before splitting into three separate companies.

The ocean off Western Australia will become an even bigger hive of mining activity next year.

The Queensland Government and the French territory of New Caledonia are avoiding Clive Palmer's attempts to keep his refinery afloat.

A new Federal Government initiative will bring some high-tech tools to one of the world’s oldest activities.

The Federal Government signed an international climate change deal in Paris on Saturday night, which seeks to limit the future increase in global temperatures to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius.

The Victorian Government's plan to privatise the Port of Melbourne has been sunk for now.

The Tasmanian Government is considering paying up to $20 million to attach the state to a global underwater digital cable network.

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has kicked in to fund a new non-profit research company that seeks to promote ethical and safe artificial intelligence (AI).

Embattled car-maker Volkswagen is working hard to minimise its emissions-test scandal.

Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt has given the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) a mandate that allows it to invest in wind projects.

Victoria’s auditor-general has slammed both sides of Victorian politics and the public service in his report on Melbourne’s failed $23 billion East West Link (EWL) project.

A new round of inquiry has slammed various aspects of Victoria’s Hazelwood mine, which caught fire and burned for 45 days last year.

A landmark report says Tasmanians cannot blame social disadvantage or low government spending for being behind on social and economic indicators.

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