Sugar once fuelled the settlement of northern Queensland, but growing environmental and economic challenges are making it harder for farmers to get by.
The Coalition's Lazarus has won New Englanders' votes, but some locals say he’ll need to win back their respect.
The "watergate" scandal around the purchase of water from a politically-connected tax exile isn't atypical of Australian capitalism — it's the model for much of Australian business.
Faced with extremists siphoning off the National Party vote, the Coalition's standard response is to pork barrel. Stand by for lots of money to be showered on regional NSW and Queensland.
Labor's proposal for a floor price for milk reflects an inability to see that agriculture is an industry like any other.
We don't need any more proof the system is broken. It's time for a total renegotiation of relations between city and country.
Irrigators have been getting hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer handouts to return water to the Murray-Darling when far less expensive, and more effective, ways of achieving the same goal have been ignored by governments.
Agriculture Minister David Littleproud is a microcosm of the National Party — his problems are theirs, and theirs are his.
The Murray-Darling fish kill is horrifying, but not surprising. It is the logical result of our toxic politics.
The fit of deregulation that led to the live export debacle in Australia barely saved taxpayers $30,000, but it was good business for the Coalition and their donors.