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A proposal for real change in rural Australia

A proposal for real change in rural Australia

We don't need any more proof the system is broken. It's time for a total renegotiation of relations between city and country.

Look to Spain to solve the Murray-Darling issue

Look to Spain to solve the Murray-Darling issue

Solving the problem of a common resource the Murray Darling Basin is not a new one. What can we learn from the rest of the world?

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.

Is David Littleproud the most quietly beleaguered politician in Australia?

Is David Littleproud the most quietly beleaguered politician in Australia?

Agriculture Minister David Littleproud is a microcosm of the National Party — his problems are theirs, and theirs are his.

This is an issue of national survival

This is an issue of national survival

The Murray-Darling fish kill is horrifying, but not surprising. It is the logical result of our toxic politics.

Murray-Darling Basin Plan doomed by well-intentioned ‘nonsense’

Murray-Darling Basin Plan doomed by well-intentioned ‘nonsense’

With the plan now falling apart, experts are shining a light on its flaws and forging a new path towards meaningful action.

States, Joyce in the frame for Murray-Darling collapse

States, Joyce in the frame for Murray-Darling collapse

The Murray-Darling Basin Plan is falling apart as states back out, but were they doing much to begin with?

Crikey Calling #1: immigration and saving the Murray

Crikey Calling #1: immigration and saving the Murray

In this week's episode of our new Crikey Calling podcast, Jason Whittaker and Bernard Keane discuss asylum seeker policy and the federal government's Murray-Darling plan.

Murray-Darling: where to now for water reform?

Murray-Darling: where to now for water reform?

After a dramatic year of plans, resignations and community consultations over the guide to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, Chris Miller reflects on the future of water reform in the Basin.

What the Basin Authority should have done

What the Basin Authority should have done

The frightening thing about the Murray-Darling Basin Authority’s current efforts is that they apparently spent about $60 million getting to where they are while ignoring almost every lesson about how to undertake consultation.