I am a former Murray-Darling Basin Authority executive who gave evidence at the royal commission, and my concerns were reflected accurately in its sensational report. Australians deserve transparent and legal management of this water resource, funded and owned by all of us, writes Jason Alexandra.
It is hard to think of a recent campaign where so many seats genuinely felt up for grabs by Labor, leaving Bill Shorten and Scott Morrison with their campaigning work cut out for them, writes Laura Tingle.
For farmers these are very difficult times, seriously exacerbated by the drought. Those looking for a scapegoat for the recent tragedy of fish deaths below Menindee Lakes achieve nothing more than fuelling media coverage and unrest, writes Les Gordon.
Witnesses took photographs of a live export ship bound for Pakistan and the Middle East rocking from side-to-side before authorities intervened.
Hundreds of people, including dozens of protestors, turn out to a meeting in Mudgee to have their say on the Kepco mine, which is expected to generate more than 6.5 million tonnes of coal per year.
While there appears to be overwhelming public support for helping farmers through drought, concerns have been raised that in our rush to help we don't do more harm than good, write Neal Hughes and Steve Hatfield-Dodds.
As drought and unpredictable rain forces indebted farmers off their land, whole families are paying the price as bonded labourers in the brickmaking industry.
A new US-Mexico-Canada FTA could have ramifications for Australian farmers, a Chicago futures expert says, though to what extent depends on the USMCA's final terms.
Fruit and vegetable growers want a specialised agriculture visa to help them secure a reliable workforce, saying existing schemes are not good enough.
Does welfare for farmers reward bad farming practice? Or, should drought be viewed like other natural disasters such as bushfires and floods?