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Topic: Irrigation
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?

Billion-dollar rort: how governments allowed Murray-Darling irrigators to rip us off

Billion-dollar rort: how governments allowed Murray-Darling irrigators to rip us off

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.

Government goes to water as Nats target foreign investment

Government goes to water as Nats target foreign investment

The Nationals' war on foreign investment in agriculture continues with more red tape in the water sector.

A northern food bowl? Katter’s heard that one before

A northern food bowl? Katter’s heard that one before

A new National Food Plan -- backing the case to farm more of Australia's north -- is something Barnaby Joyce and Bob Katter have long called for. Emil Jeyaratnam speaks to them in Canberra.

Murray-Darling: keep the pollies away

Murray-Darling: keep the pollies away

The latest Murray-Darling report shows why politicians can't be trusted with serious policy-making.

Murray Murmurings: What happens when two extremist ideologies meet

Murray Murmurings: What happens when two extremist ideologies meet

Irrigated agriculture systems, like electric grids and city road transport networks, are human engineering constructs, not gifts of nature. Therefore irrigation systems trigger by their existence a government’s duty of care to the human communities that they sustain, says Tony Kevin.