March, 2018

While we obsess over scandal, what’s happening on policy?

, Mar 01, 2018

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While the governing class examines its own navel for scandal, what's happening on the most important policy issues?

Crikey Worm: Senate rejects Coalition Murray-Darling proposal

, Feb 15, 2018

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.

Rundle: the Murray-Darling furore epitomises the failure of right-wing politics

, Aug 02, 2017

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This is what we are up against: not the Thatcherites of old, confident in their own virtues, but a defeated, discredited, broken political movement, resentful of the changing nature of Western life.
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It’s the water market, Darling: what’s behind the MDB sell-off

, Jan 21, 2014

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The government wants to sell its environmental water in the Murray-Darling Basin to cotton farmers. Is this dodgy, or is it market economics to make Adam Smith proud?

Qld ‘upping the ante’ on Murray-Darling a High Court test?

, Jul 03, 2012

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A decision from Queensland to withdraw its support of the Commonwealth managing the state's Murray-Darling Basin catchments would test the High Court, legal experts tell Crikey.
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Climate change & the Murray Darling: when our most divisive enviro issues meet

, May 11, 2012

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.

Not a match in sight at the final round of Murray-Darling meetings

, Apr 16, 2012

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.

Not a match in sight at the final round of Murray-Darling meetings

, Apr 16, 2012

As 20 weeks of consultations on the Murray-Darling Basin Plan draft end, Crikey examines just how effective this latest lot of public meetings by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority has been.
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Crikey clarifier: is the Murray-Darling Basin Plan illegal?

, Apr 04, 2012

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.

The People’s Question

, Jan 27, 2012

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Crikey readers have their say.