Maryanne Slattery, a senior water researcher at the Australia Institute, tells a Q&A audience that the Murray-Darling Basin Plan is a “train wreck” and government water reforms have “exacerbated this drought”.
NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance wants to follow London’s lead and take “drastic action” by ditching diesel and renewing Sydney’s 8,000 bus fleet.
Ticket scalpers who targeted British comedian Michael McIntyre’s Adelaide show earlier this year have been fined, but there are calls for a stronger crackdown on the practice — including prosecution.
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.
Papua New Guinean authorities shut down a Chinese-owned nickel processing plant for breaching safety and mining laws, after a spill that saw tens of thousands of litres of toxic slurry leak into a bay.
Sussan Ley says she believes only people who have a “connection to farming” should be allowed to own water in the Murray-Darling Basin.
Federal Minister Bridget McKenzie rejected advice in choosing grants for the scheme made famous by Georgina Downer’s novelty cheque.
Hopes are raised in drought-stricken towns that the Federal Government is on the cusp of delivering a stimulus package, with local mayors urging a generous spend.
What happens when you ask 54,000 Aussies for their thoughts and feelings? Here’s how the ABC made Australia Talks.
The ABC understands drought-stricken towns will be the target of federal stimulus potentially worth hundreds of millions of dollars under a program designed to support regional communities enduring hardship.