Productivity Commission's review of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan finds costs and time blowouts and recommends the MDBA be split in two.
The Federal Government calls for an independent review of the mass fish kill in the Lower Darling, after Labor called its own scientific study.
Indian miner Adani remains under investigation by the Queensland Government for alleged illegal works on its Carmichael mine site, despite federal authorities ruling out any wrongdoing in October.
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.
NT Beverages, which received $10 million of taxpayer's money from an infrastructure fund that has since been abolished, was granted a water extraction licence just hours before entering into voluntary administration.
Essential Energy says it will charge NSW's electricity customers more per year to fund a Broken Hill sewerage plant if a price rise for local water customers is not approved.
Claims by the makers of Akuna Springs that their bottled water is "enriched with vital organic minerals that enhance the experience of taste while supplying incredible health benefits with every sip" is called into question by an independent water analysis that shows it is no healthier than tap water.
The former managing director of Australia's largest rural water corporation might have to repay thousands of dollars of public funds he spent on items such as a new barbecue and alcohol.
The Queensland environment department launches an investigation into a series of groundwater bores drilled by Adani, which conservationists say were sunk without approval, contrary to the miner's claim it had permission for the works.