As reforms to save rivers are being debated in the Senate, First Nations elders are calling for their water rights to be enshrined in law. Tracey Carpenter reports.
The campaign for fair water flow and better monitoring and regulation in the Murray Darling Basin Plan has to continue, argues Tracey Carpenter.
The Central West Environment Council has called on New South Wales Labor to close production at Newcrest’s Cadia Holdings’ gold mine, near Orange, to protect the community from toxic dust poisoning water tanks. Tracey Carpenter reports.
Ngiyampaa elder Dr Beryl Carmichael says record flooding on the Darling River was caused by bad policies, including the privatisation of water. Tracey Carpenter reports.
Water campaigners are optimistic that new minister Tanya Plibersek will deliver the Murray-Darling Basin Plan in full. Tracey Carpenter reports.
The approach of those seeking to be elected to the Murray-Darling Basin and its water distribution plan needs to weighed up because too much water is still being allocated to irrigators. Tracey Carpenter reports.
The NSW government's third attempt to expand the privatisation of water has been averted. Tracey Carpenter reports.
Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce thinks he can shore up his New England seat by talking up the widely-criticised Dungowan Dam project at Tamworth. Tracey Carpenter reports.
Wounded Country is a provocative record of voices from the frontline of the land and water grab of the past two centuries, writes Tracey Carpenter.
The NSW government’s water management plan is in crisis after its floodplain harvesting regulations were rejected a second time. Tracey Carpenter reports.
The ongoing injustices and dispossession of First Nations peoples can be seen in the devastating impact of stolen water rights. But, writes Tracey Carpenter, some changes have been won in Victoria.
Communities and farmers say the billions being allocated on raising dam walls is not a “solution” to the latest drought or to long-term climate change. Tracey Carpenter reports.
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