Costs and weather hit dairy farmer confidence and profits

Costs are eroding Australian dairy farmers profit and hitting confidence, with the number of farmers positive about the industry the lowest in 15 years. Poor seasonal conditions are mostly to blame, with high feed and irrigation water costs.

Queensland Environment Minister ‘shed tears’ over Adani approval process

A new video shows Environment Minister Leeanne Enoch telling a room full of people she has shed tears over the approval of Adani's Carmichael coal mine, while also saying current environmental legislation is flawed.

‘Sleep with me … or I rape you’: Backpackers speak out ahead of working visa change

Australia's working holiday visa will be extended to a third year from July 1, but experts and former backpackers are warning there could be an increased risk of exploitation and abuse.

Adani has the green light. Will it put its money where its mouth is?

The most divisive project in recent Australian history can finally break ground. But sceptics still struggle to see how Adani will turn a profit from a remote thermal coal mine in the era of the Paris climate agreement.

Adani gets final environmental approval for Carmichael mine

After nearly nine years in the planning, fierce protests and endless political debate, mining giant Adani is granted its final environmental approval and can now begin work on its Carmichael mine.