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

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

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

Crikey Worm: Senate rejects Coalition Murray-Darling proposal

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

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

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.

It’s the water market, Darling: what’s behind the MDB sell-off

It’s the water market, Darling: what’s behind the MDB sell-off

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?

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

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 & the Murray Darling: when our most divisive enviro issues meet

Climate change & the Murray Darling: when our most divisive enviro issues meet

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

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

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

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

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.

Crikey clarifier: is the Murray-Darling Basin Plan illegal?

Crikey clarifier: is the Murray-Darling Basin Plan illegal?

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.