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Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission Report

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South Australian report also finds negligence and unlawful actions in drawing up multibillion-dollar deal to save river system Let's go through the responsible ministers' responses,...

Getting to the heart of coal seam gas protests – it’s not just the...

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Getting to the heart of coal seam gas protests – it's not just the technical risks The Narrabri ‘Big Picture’ event in November 2015 brought...

Murray Darling & Great Artesian Basin are dying

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Talk about killing your darlings. Our habitual Australia Day flags-and-dates furore tells more about our insecurities than we’d like. Easy solutions to both dilemmas present themselves. Lose the...

We’re awarding the Order of Australia to the wrong people

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We're awarding the Order of Australia to the wrong people Nicholas Gruen, University of Technology Sydney It’s almost Australia Day and hundreds of us are in...

The truth about political donations: there is so much we don’t know

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Approximately $15 million in donations was disclosed by donors, a small proportion of parties' total funding. The Liberal Party received $95 million in funding across...

The ‘great Australian silence’ 50 years on

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The 'great Australian silence' 50 years on Detail from Julie Shiels’ 1954 poster White on black: The annihilation of Aboriginal people and their culture cannot...

Murray Darling Basin disaster. Why?

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Nationals leader and acting PM brushes off suggestions government could do more to solve Menindee Lakes crisis, saying ‘that’s Australia’ Michael McCormack has brushed off...

The Murray-Darling Basin: Water, markets, money and more money

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If the Department of Agriculture paid 2,500% above the average price for water in the Lower Darling, there appears to be one clear loser — the...

What lies beneath the cracks in Opal Tower — and buildings across Australia

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The saga of Opal Tower, the 36-storey Sydney apartment building evacuated on Christmas Eve after frightening cracking, has helped to expose the deep cracks...

Why does the Carmichael coal mine need to use so much water?

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The Great Artesian Basin is one of the largest underground water reservoirs in the world. It underlies 22% of Australia’s land area, beneath the...