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