Children in drought-ravaged regions, who describe missing the colour green and having to kill malnourished animals before school, are urging politicians to visit their towns and "feel what it's like".
The Australian Government's commodity forecaster has confirmed what eastern seaboard farmers know all too well — that grain production in 2018 was disastrous.
Merino sheep were bred to endure the extremes of the Australian climate, but the ongoing drought coupled with recent dust storms is taking a toll on wool quality and quantity.
Labor says it will not back the Coalition's Future Drought Fund — which it has labelled a 'Nationals slush fund' — and says it will adopt a different model if it is elected.
Abandoned by rail links and surrounded by parched grazing land, Ivanhoe, like many outback towns, is fighting for survival.
Rainfall in Queensland's west exceeds expectations as once dry rivers begin to flow, dams overflow and drought-ravaged stations soak up the deluge.
Roger Fletcher catapulted himself to success, forming one of the country's most successful agribusinesses, which now exports grain, fibre and meat globally from its family-run headquarters in central NSW.
The National Farmers Federation wants an overhaul of an intergovernmental agreement on drought but fears a freshly inked deal does not go far enough to support farmers.
You're probably familiar with El Nino, but there's another climate driver in town, and researchers say it has an even more powerful influence on Australia's long-term droughts.