The newly sworn-in Water Minister David Littleproud is to order ACCC inquiry into water trading in southern basin.
Australia's new agriculture minister, Senator Bridget McKenzie, looks for practical ways to help farmers doing it tough during the drought.
Australia approves a permit to import Canadian wheat following drought-ravaged winter harvest.
A fortnightly welfare payment for farmers, considered to be the cornerstone of drought assistance, should be removed from social security legislation, an independent review recommends.
Fair water trading and cheap on-farm loans are at the centre of a Coalition pre-election promise to boost Australia's agriculture sector.
Almost two-thirds of Australians surveyed by Vote Compass agree that live animal exports should be banned.
Former Motoring Enthusiast and unlikely senator Ricky Muir attempts a political comeback, leading the Shooters Fishers and Farmers attempt to snare a Victorian senate spot.
From dead fish in the Murray-Darling to debates about how to power the country, the fight to win over regional voters could well determine who forms the next Federal Government.
Australia's most senior politicians have spent a week weighing into a farm trespass battle in a bid to bolster their credentials ahead of the election, but it's got little to do with wooing farmers.
National Party MPs and senators fail in their bid to convince the Federal Government to underwrite a new coal-fired power station for Queensland, with the Coalition opting for other energy sources.