We're at risk of wasting billions on water infrastructure that isn't needed, the Productivity Commission has said -- repeating previous warnings about how we subsidise unviable irrigation.
If things weren't already terrible for the government on marriage equality, the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister are front and centre in two other big problems.
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?
Remember the push to save the Murray-Darling Basin? We check in and find the plan is broadly on-track, although two states have just missed a crucial deadline -- a challenge for new federal minister Mark Butler.
The government is to tweak environmental laws to apparently make it easier to block CSG projects. Academics Andrew Macintosh and Richard Denniss on why it's bad policy and won't help the environment.
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.
The Dead Sea is more like a dry creek than a sea these days. It also contains eight times more salt than a normal ocean, meaning it's too salty for any living thing to survive in it. Who will fix it?