Labor begrudgingly offers crucial support for government's $100m-a-year drought preparedness plan
The Nationals WA have called on the State government to ease the pressure on pastoral businesses grappling with a difficult dry season and lease hikes in the State's north, but the State government has hit back over the comments made.
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) has clarified media reports of increased insurance premiums for bushfire volunteers, saying there was never any doubt that a 26 per cent increase would be covered either by the local government entity or DFES.
Lower rainfall, less soil moisture and higher evaporation taking significant toll on Murray Darling Basin, MDBA says
Drought policy stuck in the doldrums as the government and Opposition accuse each other of playing politics.
The Morrison government wants to push ahead on some of its key legislation this week, including drought funding promised to farmers last week.
The Upper House Standing Committee on Public Administration will conduct an inquiry into private property rights.
Joyce breaks ranks with government policy to argue for regional constituents who rank among most disadvantaged in the country.
Opinion: Government summit meeting sheds light on the bush, but risks being seen as a hollow gesture.
Binnaway farmer Kym Monkton said while he appreciated all "the little bits and pieces" of support governments offered farmers doing it tough, he wanted to see a more "permanent fix".