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Basin Authority powerless to act against farmers harvesting floodwaters

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

The head of the Murray Darling Basin Authority admits the authority is powerless to prevent upstream farmers harvesting rainwater desperately needed to flow through the river system for the benefit of all users.

Australia's earliest cotton harvested in Queensland

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Picking has begun in central Queensland in what is thought to be the earliest harvest in recent decades as WA's Ord looks to bounce back.

Spray drift an unwelcome Christmas present for cotton growers

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Six thousand hectares of cotton in Walgett, New South Wales, is potentially worthless after being affected by poisonous spray drift.

Commercial cotton crop in Queensland's Gulf Country goes large-scale

Monday, 4 December 2017

Trials of dryland cotton at Strathmore Station in Queensland's Gulf Country pave the way for the first large-scale commercial crop.

Parents blame Government for 'toxic river' in Murray-Darling Basin making kids sick

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Outback parents are forced to drive their children hundreds of kilometres to bathe after they're exposed to toxic river water which doctors suspect is giving them reoccurring and antibiotic-resistant skin infections.