Good morning, early birds. The Senate has put the kybosh on a plan to sequester 70 gigalitres of water in the Murray-Darling Basin for irrigators. Plus, the Barnaby Joyce circus shows no sign of packing up anytime soon. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Climate change and the Murray-Darling Basin plan are two of the most divisive environmental issues in Australia. But what does the MDBA plan to do about climate change in its Murray-Darling Basin plan? asks David Donaldson.
As 20 weeks of consultations on the Murray-Darling Basin Plan draft end, it’s worth examining just how effective the latest lot of public meetings have proved to be. Amber Jamieson headed along to one.
Another battle has broken out in the murky war over the Murray-Darling Basin plan, with two different groups — including the SA government — now threatening that the current basin plan is illegal, writes Amber Jamieson.