The world's largest uranium producer, Canada's Cameco, wants to develop the mine potentially leading to the clearing of 2,500 hectares of native vegetation, causing environmentalists and traditional owners deep concern.
Barnaby Joyce's suggestion to redirect floodwater to arid parts of the country would be costly, impractical and probably ineffective, experts told RMIT ABC Fact Check.
A Murray-Darling Basin community leader says the former agriculture minister originally opposed water purchases as the Queensland Government suggests there was a better deal.
Controversial election candidate Gerard Rennick donated more than $30,000 to the Liberal-National Party in the year before he secured a winnable spot on its Senate ticket.
Labor says it will push ahead with plans to set up an inquiry into the contentious taxpayer-funded water buybacks, after a request for documents was not met on Tuesday.
The election campaign has been diverted towards a controversy around water buybacks in the Murray-Darling.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison maintains Barnaby Joyce did not breach any rules when he approved a controversial water buyback deal in 2017.