The drought and water resources minister, David Littleproud, has acknowledged he “totally” accepts that worsening droughts are linked to climate change, as he signalled more taxpayer support for regional
Good morning, this is Helen Sullivan bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Thursday 3 October. Boris Johnson has laid out a five-point Brexit offer that would take Britain, including Northern
Barnaby Joyce says the Coalition risks “political annihilation” in the bush if the drought worsens and it does not start building dams, as Labor lashes the government for failing to produce a national
Labor has asked the auditor general to investigate the government’s claimed $7bn in drought assistance, saying the response has been “ad hoc, confusing and lacking in direction”. As the government defends
Scott Morrison has defended Barnaby Joyce’s performance as his drought envoy, saying he was not asked to “write a book”, but provide “candid feedback” and any criticism was from people caught up in “semantics”.
Good morning, this is Richard Parkin bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Thursday 26 September. Donald Trump and Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy have conducted a tense open meeting
Taxpayers spent $2,600 for Barnaby Joyce to charter a flight between Melbourne and Horsham to spend three hours at a regional show alongside Nationals candidate Anne Webster in the lead-up to the election,
Good morning, this is Helen Sullivan bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Wednesday 25 September. Nancy Pelosi is expected today to announce a formal impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump. Democrats
Barnaby Joyce spent less than three weeks on the ground in drought-affected communities outside of his electorate while engaged as the government’s special drought envoy, according to MP travel records.
Labor is calling on the government to release the “awful lot” of reports that Barnaby Joyce says he sent directly to the prime minister by text message during his time as special drought envoy. The agriculture