Farmers have sent a list of key demands for immediate drought response to government, including a call for the commonwealth to pay council rates for affected businesses and to offer exit packages for wanting
Thousands of invasive European carp and a small number of native Murray cod have perished in a fish kill at Lake Pamamaroo in far western New South Wales, near Menindee, according to visiting filmmakers.
Scott Morrison has indicated the federal government might be prepared to commit extra relief funding to drought-stricken communities, reaffirming the drought is the government’s top priority. In a triumphal
People have started visiting the outback town of Pooncarie just to see a place that’s running dry. Josh Sheard, the publican at the Pooncarie hotel, says the remote town in far south-west New South Wales
A handful of big irrigators are responsible for 86% of water extracted from the Barwon-Darling river system, pushing the lower Darling into drought three years early, an expert report has found. The NSW
Farmers are calling on the government to develop a new drought policy that ends an “ad hoc” and reactive approach to drought, saying government efforts to date have been a national failure. The National
In Australia, the only thing as certain as drought is the subsequent calls by politicians to build new dams. Right on cue, the prime minister announced a $1bn commitment for new dams on Sunday. But if