Offering more medium to high density housing in the regions would ease housing shortages and attract essential and other key workers, a summit has heard.
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Queenslanders are battling to meet a basic standard of living, with Brisbane leading Australia when it comes to rent, energy, insurance and health price hikes.
Raising the age of criminal responsibility to 14 in Victoria will be staggered under a government plan criticised by advocates and opponents.
Victorian Liberal leader John Pesutto is facing internal resistance over his move to expel MP Moira Deeming, fending off a motion to delay a party room vote.
Australia Day events have been held across the nation while Indigenous protesters have called for a renewed focus on treaty.
Entrenched disadvantage can be tackled with "innovative" new ideas from community-led knowledge, as the Albanese government looks for a fresh approach.
A commissioner is needed to prevent adults at risk of abuse and exploitation from falling through cracks in the system, Queensland's public advocate says.
The tales of devastation, heartache and lucky escapes from flooded NSW have sparked a national response, as communities look to years of repair and recovery.
Proposed fixes to barriers for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within Queensland's blue card system were flagged in a review five years ago.