Sleek plans for Western Sydney’s airport revealed, but residents in the dark over flight paths

Artist’s impressions reveal an indoor garden and towering ceilings but residents living near the multi-billion-dollar project may have to wait years before finding out the exact location of flight paths.

Murray-Darling chief apologises for public release of dam satellite images

The head of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority apologises for mistakenly publishing a report that identified farms via satellite imagery, which is now subject to investigation.

‘It’s just wearing me down’: Carer fatigue crisis looms amid ageing population

Louise Murphy spends every day caring for her elderly mother, but says no-one is helping her care for herself. She says her carers’ fatigue is compounded by the fact that respite care is expensive, and her fears about putt…

Water traders without a connection to farming are ‘failing the pub test’, says Minister

Sussan Ley says she believes only people who have a “connection to farming” should be allowed to own water in the Murray-Darling Basin.

Water Minister orders investigation into release of satellite images of full dams

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority will be investigated over its release of satellite images appearing to show dams filling with water, which David Littleproud labelled “premature” and “incorrect”.

Billion-dollar correction in Future Submarine budget blamed on ‘typo’

A figure “described inaccurately” is being blamed for an apparent dramatic cost increase on Australia’s most expensive defence project in history, the $50 billion Future Submarine program.

Hewson slams Coalition climate plan, says PM’s claim Australia will meet emissions targets ‘staggering’

The former Liberal leader takes aim at an “entrenched anti-climate sentiment” in the Coalition, telling a gathering of farmers that regenerative agriculture can offset a high amount of future emissions.

Is space a waste of time? The ethics of leaving earth

Space advocates spruik the human benefits but critics say it costs far too much. Ever since the moon landing, space has been seen as a “giant leap” for humankind, but is it in the wrong direction?