The battle in the bush that could shape the federal election outcome

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.

‘Housing crisis’ in regional areas putting brakes on meat industry’s growth

A meat processor says a "housing crisis" in one of the country's most productive agricultural regions is putting the business at a disadvantage because it cannot hire enough staff to expand.

New Queensland coal-fired power station fails to gain Government support, despite push from Nationals

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.

Milk producers welcome election pledges but warn of ongoing ‘deregulation disaster’

Dairy farmers welcome election commitments from both sides of politics ahead of the NSW election, but fear it will not be enough to address an industry in crisis.