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Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission Report

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...

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

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

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

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

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?

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 and money

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

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?

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...