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Features

Hamish Investigates: Did the Government Just Waste $80-Million Buying Water?

4 min read

Water wars - questions are being raised whether due process was followed in an $80-million water licence sale

News

News

Customers Freaking Out Over Iced Coffee Shortage

1 min read

Disgruntled customers have taken to social media to point out a big gap on supermarket shelves where their beloved Farmers Union Iced Coffee usually sits.

National

National

Parma For A Farmer Drought Fundraiser Is Coming Back

2 min read

Rural Aid has announced the Parma for a Farmer scheme is back, as the drought crisis continues in much of the country.

National

National

This Aussie Summer Came With A $2.2 Billion Price Tag From Natural Disasters

4 min read

A number of 'catastrophic' weather events sparking tens of thousands of insurance claims in three Australian states, have racked up a damage bill of more than $2 billion in just three months.

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

Farmers Are Celebrating The End Of 'Soul-Destroying' $1 Milk

2 min read

As the sun pokes through the rain clouds over Tony Biffin's dairy farm, he's filled with hope for his industry for the first time in a decade.

National

National

Aldi, Coles The Latest To Axe $1 Milk To Help Struggling Farmers

2 min read

More supermarkets have moved into line with Woolworths, and will no longer sell milk for $1 per litre in efforts to help struggling dairy farmers. 

National

National

'Just 10 Cents': Farmers Storm Coles Over $1 Milk Protest

2 min read

Queensland dairy farmers have converged on Coles to demand the supermarket stops selling $1 milk.

National

National

'It Sucks The Happiness Out Of You': Country Kids Share The Drought's Hidden Stories

3 min read

Shooting malnourished lambs for the first time, feeding stock in between school and homework and constantly thinking about money. 

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Woman Gives Birth While In Coma, Didn't Know She Was Pregnant

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

National

National

Woolworths Axes $1 Milk In Effort To Help Farmers

3 min read

Supermarket giant Woolworths will no longer sell milk for $1 per litre, raising prices with the increase to go to struggling dairy farmers.

Features

Features

Statement from Dept of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

2 min read

Statement from Dept of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

National

National

Australian Beef Supply To Be 'Significantly' Impacted By Flood Deaths

4 min read

More than 500,000 cattle have been killed and another 150,000 in danger of starving to death as a result of the devastating Queensland floods.

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

'It Could Change Someone's Life': These Best Mates Want You To Phone A Farmer

2 min read

Young farmer Jim Honner knows all too well the power of a five-minute call, and he's urging you to pick up the phone.

National

National

The Aussie Town Where Motor Neurone Disease Is 7 Times The National Average

1 min read

The rural New South Wales town of Griffith has a startling rate of the deadly condition, also known as ALS.

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

The Young Face Of The Drought Crisis 'Humbled' By Award

2 min read

The morning after Darcy Howard was named Young Citizen of the Year by his local council, he was busy picking up hay. 

National

National

Dead Fish And Drying Rivers Reveal What's ‘Rotten’ About The Murray-Darling

3 min read

A kangaroo struggles to free itself from mud in a cracked lake bed while fish corpses begin to rot.

National

National

'We Can't Take It Anymore': Farmers Holding Dead 'Century-Old Fish' Want Answers

4 min read

Two farmers stand knee-deep in water on the banks of the Darling River lined with dead fish. The smell is "unbearable". 

News

News

Why Are Hundreds Of Thousands Of Fish Washing Up Dead In Aussie Waterways?

2 min read

Hundreds of thousands of fish have washed up dead along a stretch of the Lower Darling River in NSW for a second time in weeks.

National

National

The Beautiful Christmas Tour Through A Drought-Ravaged Region

2 min read

If you drive along a 60-kilometre stretch of road in south-west Queensland, you'll come across some joy among the dust. 

10 Yearly

10 Yearly

The Most Catastrophic Natural Disasters Of 2018

9 min read

While mother nature tried to tear cities apart, it was a compassionate and determined human spirit that put them back together.

National

National

How Your Christmas Lunch Could Help Drought-Affected Farmers

3 min read

Never has your mince pie-making and Christmas-carolling been quite as important. 

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Drought Crisis

Morrison Offers Drought Relief As Heat Intensifies

4 min read

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a multi-billion-dollar drought fund to help farmers prepare as weather conditions persist.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

$5 Billion Drought Fund And More Explosive Packages In US

4 min read

All the news you need to know this Friday.

Royals Down Under

Royals Down Under

'As Tough As They Come': Prince Harry's Emotional Address To Drought-Stricken Farmers

2 min read

Australia's rural communities and drought-stricken farmers are the "backbone of this country," Prince Harry said.

Hidden Faces Of Hunger

Hidden Faces Of Hunger

Regional And Ravenous: Where Hunger Hits Hardest

3 min read

ten daily we went to regional NSW to better understand why an increasing number of rural Australians are struggling to afford regular meals.

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Drought Crisis

Rain Hits Drought Affected Areas But More Is Needed

1 min read

Some drought-affected areas across New South Wales are receiving a much-needed drop of rain, though more is needed to ease the current dry.

Good News

Good News

Strawberry Farmers 'Proud' After Nation Rallies In Support After Needle Scare

3 min read

It's been a rough week for Robert Edwards and his staff.

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Drought Crisis

How Do Woolworths' And Coles' Milk Levies Stack Up?

3 min read

A 10-cent-a-litre increase on selected home brand milk is "a start but nowhere near enough" for our dairy farmers, advocates say.

National

National

We Could Be Witnessing The Death Of The Aussie Outback

4 min read

"The health of the outback is very much at risk"

National

National

Crippling Drought Conditions To Drive Down Crops

1 min read

The government's agriculture forecaster has revised its national winter crop production, down by 12 percent.

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

Milk Levy For Dairy Farmers Could Be A 'Temporary Measure'

2 min read

But the PM is cautious it's an added cost to 'mums and dads pouring milk on their cornflakes'.

Good News

Good News

'Rope for Hope': Kids Band Together To Help Drought Affected Farmers

1 min read

The money raised helped deliver a truck load of hay to the Eastern Eyre Peninsula region, where farmers are battling dry and windy conditions.

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

How Your Holiday Can Help Drought-Affected Farmers

4 min read

Be it untouched camping spots or a yacht club in the outback, drought-affected farmers are giving you all the reasons to visit them on your weekend away.

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

An Extra 10 Cents Per Litre Of Milk Would Help These Farmers Survive

5 min read

'We need this to feed our animals and ourselves.'

News

News

Mental Health Counsellors To Help Drought-Stricken Farmers

2 min read

$6.3 million to help struggling land workers.

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

Sydney Water Levels Are Dropping, But Is There A Backup?

3 min read

Calls to enforce water restrictions a 'silly solution', says Utilities Minister.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap: Rape Charge After Online Date And Dogs Abandoned By Drought

3 min read

Everything you need to know this Thursday.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

'Multiple Fatalities' In Mass Shooting & Peter Dutton's Demotion

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday morning.

National

National

Tiny Rural Town Says Fight For Its Water Is A Social Justice Issue

3 min read

As the Australian east coast suffers through a historic drought, a small rural town is fighting to keep its water out of bottles and in the ground.

National

National

News You May Have Missed During The #Libspill Media Eclipse

6 min read

There has been much more happening than the leadership squabbles of Canberra.

National

National

Rain Is Coming But Will It Help Drought-Stricken Farmers?

2 min read

Rain is desperately needed, but only more consistent falls will break the big dry.

National

National

Remember When Australia Went To War With Emus?

3 min read

Remember when Australia launched a military operation to deal with emus? Twice?

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

The Drought Isn't Over Just Because The Media Coverage Is

3 min read

Coverage of the drought across the media over the last couple of weeks has been extensive.

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

Hundreds Attend Denyers' Drought-Relief Ball

2 min read

The Bathurst community has come together to look after its own.

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

What A Drop of Rain Means When You're In Drought

7 min read

It's easy to forget how desperate we were.

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

Where You Can Grab A Parma For A Farmer In Your State

5 min read

Help Aussie farmers while tucking into a classic pub meal.

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

Why Are We So Scared To Say The C-Word During Drought?

5 min read

Climate change is our problem, like bad roads and bad politicians are our problem.

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

What's Keeping Farmers Positive During Tough Times

4 min read

Lambs in jumpers and sausage sizzles; meet the people doing their bit for the nation's struggling farmers.

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

'You Saved My Life': The Farmer Connecting A Nation

2 min read

Cassandra McLaren has helped thousands of farmers to feel less alone.

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

It’s Time To Wake Up To The Truth About This Sunburnt Country

7 min read

If we’re not careful, she won’t be right, mate.

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

Experts Argue Why Our Farmers Need to 'Get Out' Instead of Being 'Bailed Out'

6 min read

An economist, scientist and agriculturalist make the case -- for some farmers -- their time is up.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

CBA Cuts Executive Pay And 100 Percent Of NSW In Drought

5 min read

All the news you need to know this Thursday.

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

'When Is This Going To End?': The First Responders Battling Drought

5 min read

There’s uncertainty, stress and concern for what’s ahead.

Features

Features

Double Whammy: The Towns Struck By Both Bushfire And Drought

1 min read

Tough times for farmers in the Cassilis region

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

The Other Vital Aussie Industry Being Crippled By Drought

4 min read

"Being a part-time farmer, and blessed with living on the land, I am acutely aware of the current impacts of drought, including the social and human issues facing our rural communities."

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Trump's Sanctions And Government Pressured To Do More For Farmers

5 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

Politics

Politics

'A Drop In The Bucket': Gov't Drought Assistance Not Enough

5 min read

"It's a start. I think the government could do more"

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

They Have Little But Took Us In and Fed Us, That Is The Aussie Farmer Spirit

3 min read

Kind, welcoming and in desperate need of our help.

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Drought Crisis

The One Thing That Could Help This Farming Family Through Drought

5 min read

"The control rests with supermarkets, but the problem is they pit the processor against the farmer."

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Bologna Truck Explosion And The Link Between Climate Change And Drought

4 min read

All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

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Drought Crisis

It's Time For The Gov't To 'Redneckonise' The Facts About The Drought

5 min read

What would some inner west-living, green tea-sipping, designer dog-walking, TV producer know about the drought currently affecting our farmers? A bit actually.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Chezzi Denyer Discusses The "Alarming" Effects Of Drought

3 min read

"These people are living in such a heightened patch of stress, seven days a week."

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Lombok Earthquake And The Man Delivering Water To Farmers

4 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday.

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

Meet The Man Bringing Water To Desperate Farmers

4 min read

"They’re struggling … how much longer can they hold on for?"

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

How You Can Help Struggling Farmers

4 min read

There are many ways to lend a hand to our fellow Australians.

News

News

Parma For A Farmer Campaign Is Helping Those In Need

1 min read

Helping Aussie Farmers and enjoying a delicious Parma? What's not to like?

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

Turnbull Announces $190M In Emergency Drought Relief

5 min read

"We will be with you all the way until it rains."

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

PETA's Pathetic Message To Farmers Shows A Drought Of Decency

7 min read

“If you can’t feed them don’t breed them.”

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Trump Wants Russian Probe To End And Zimbabwe Election Protests

4 min read

All the news you need to know this Thursday.

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

20 Tonnes Of Grain Stolen From Drought-Stricken Farm

1 min read

The grain was enough to feed around 2000 livestock.

National

National

PETA Slams Farmers: If You Can't Feed Them Don't Breed Them

2 min read

"That is heartless. Utterly heartless."

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

Drought: The Harrowing Photos Australians Need To See

10 photos

Ninety-nine percent of NSW is in drought and farmers are struggling to keep their animals alive.

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

$500m Extra For Drought-Affected Farmers From NSW Government

1 min read

‘We have listened to farmers throughout NSW who have told me they urgently need help.’

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

‘It’s A National Crisis’: Denyers’ Call To Help ‘Heartbroken’ Farmers

3 min read

For four years, Grant and his wife Chezzi have lived on the outskirts of Bathurst. Now they're watching a community crumble around them.

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

MP Donates Pay Rise To 'Catastrophe Of Gigantic Proportions'

2 min read

He challenged other regional MPs to do the same.

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

Culture Of Resilience Sees Farmers Suffering In Silence

5 min read

"You have to keep it to yourself, because the greater population out there has no idea. They just don’t understand."

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

The Next Generation Of Farmers Undeterred By Drought

4 min read

As a crippling dry hits the country, these young people aren’t giving up on their dreams just yet.

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

How You Can Help Drought-Stricken Farmers

5 min read

Aussie farmers are facing an enduring drought, and they need your support to survive it.

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

The Haunting Poem That Is The Silent Face Of Drought

5 min read

'I have to say I’m sorry to my little boy, I know that this is not the answer, but at the moment it’s all I can employ.'

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

The 'Quiet' Drought That Has Snuck Up On Our Doorstep

6 min read

'I can see the rain clouds. I can smell them. But they're just not forming.'

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

How Banks And Politicians Are Helping Drought-Stricken Farmers

3 min read

Ninety-nine percent of NSW is affected by an historic drought.