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Will building the Bradfield Scheme to redirect water reduce the effects of drought?

Will building the Bradfield Scheme to redirect water reduce the effects of drought?

Barnaby Joyce says this 1930s plan will reduce the effects of drought. Is he right?

Fire and floods: the impacts of climate change in 2018

Fire and floods: the impacts of climate change in 2018

2018 was a year of extreme weather events world-wide — and as the fourth hottest year on record how does climate change fit into the picture?

Can we attribute a specific drought to climate change?

Can we attribute a specific drought to climate change?

The science behind attribution has become increasingly sophisticated over the past decade and, with increasingly stark data, relatively clear cut.

What drought? The relief fund that’s overflowing with farmers’ cash

What drought? The relief fund that’s overflowing with farmers’ cash

While NSW and Queensland are apparently gripped by drought, farmers are pouring billions into a taxpayer-funded drought resilience scheme.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Who will take the top job at Australia Council? Plus, no prizes for guessing who Bari Weiss is taking out for drinks when she gets to Australia.

How drought relief ends up punishing one of our most productive industries

How drought relief ends up punishing one of our most productive industries

Drought relief isn't needed by most farmers, who are prepared for drought. In fact, it discourages them from making the right decisions to achieve resilience.

Could Turnbull deliver a sensible Coalition drought policy?

Could Turnbull deliver a sensible Coalition drought policy?

Is the government finally embracing the fact that drought assistance merely punishes farmers who do the right thing?

Agriculture white paper pursues Nationals fantasies, not competition

Agriculture white paper pursues Nationals fantasies, not competition

The government's white paper on agricultural competitiveness is about propping up an outdated family farm model, not competition.

For farmers, drought not the most dangerous predator on the horizon

For farmers, drought not the most dangerous predator on the horizon

Unfair lending practices and a system that favours bankers over farmers is threatening rural Australia's livelihoods, says a Queensland farmer and grazier. Freelance journalist Amanda Gearing hears his story.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Talk around Melbourne media merger ... Journos break news, duck government ... "Rainmaker" Abbott ends the drought ...