Fault putting helicopters at risk of mid-air failure, federal regulator warns

The lives of all helicopter operators in northern Australia are at risk because a key engine component is wearing out much faster than it should — possibly because of a change to aviation gas composition — and it may cause a mid-air failure.

Cattle farmers beef up savings to prepare for drought

The beef sector's contribution to Farm Management Deposits has skyrocketed by 50 per cent in the last three years in anticipation for tough times.

Water bureaucrat offered confidential documents to irrigation lobbyists

The top water bureaucrat in NSW, Gavin Hanlon, is secretly recorded offering to share government information with irrigation lobbyists via a special Dropbox account to assist their lobbying against the contentious Murray-Darling Basin Plan.