The Australian Government's commodity forecaster has confirmed what eastern seaboard farmers know all too well — that grain production in 2018 was disastrous.
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.
The Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission finds Commonwealth officials committed gross maladministration, negligence and unlawful actions in drawing up the multi-billion-dollar deal to save Australia's largest river system.
Months of unexplained night-time power outages in Queensland's Isis district leave farmers, already struggling with high electricity and water prices, unable to reliably irrigate crops in the crucial summer period.
Demand is threatening to outweigh the supply of water in the Murray-Darling region, with prices set to double.
Maverick Kennedy MP Bob Katter has leveraged support from the Morrison Government for huge irrigation schemes in his electorate.
An Indian sandalwood company with plantations in the Kimberley is bought by global forestry giant Mercer International.
A call to use environmental water to help drought-affected farmers has been rekindled by Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, but his own colleagues are ruling out the idea.
Murray-Darling report finds drought and population decline leading to more southern job losses than the Basin Plan.
Ecologists, lawyers and those downstream say the national Murray-Darling Basin plan could be jeopardised under a state plan to hand irrigators lucrative new water licences.