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Bumper harvest coming but can agriculture save the Australian economy?

The drought has broken in parts of Australia, but the recovery of farming won't necessarily save us from a recession

The receding waters of Lake Pamamaroo which makes up part of the Menindee Lakes system (Image: AAP/Dean Lewins)

Open the floodgates: get ready for another fight about water

A new inquiry will look at Australia's water: one of the most vitriolic and dangerous policy areas in this bone-dry yet also flood-prone country.

Australian MPs Andrew Wilkie and George Christensen speak outside Belmarsh prison, London, on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)

Wilkie and Christensen’s international mission

Good morning, early birds. Two Australian MPs have flown to London to visit Julian Assange in prison, and universities say the coronavirus travel ban risks $1.2 billion in lost fees. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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Denmark’s big dry is a bitter taste of our climate-changed future

With decreased rainfall and increased fire risks, the time for band-aid solutions is over.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Facebook takes a modest stand for truth (and other news you may have missed)

Facebook's small victory against fake news. Another broken promise in SA. And bad news for backpackers. After a big week in news, here are the stories you may have missed.

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Another damaging drought package passes with no scrutiny

The profound flaws of giving handouts to drought-stricken farmers are well known. But little scrutiny is applied to the government's drought packages.

Labor Leader Anthony Albanese (Image: AAP/Joel Carrett)

Will Labor find its vision?

Crikey readers on Labor, the drought and the economy.

Sheep farmer Wayne Smith stands in the dry river bed of the Darling River (Image: AAP/Dean Lewins)

The government’s game of drought roulette

One hundred and twenty-three councils have been deemed eligible for more than $123 million worth of drought funding — but others suffering low rainfall are missing out. Inq takes a look at why.

How do we fix drought relief policy?

Crikey readers discuss drought relief for farmers, and press freedom.

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