David Uren, Economics correspondent
HOUSE prices have plunged in the towns along the Murray and Darling rivers since the plan to slash water allocations to irrigators was unveiled last year.
The average fall is 10.5 per cent, based on sales results in 20 regional towns in the Murray-Darling Basin ... ...more
26 Jan, 2011 09:32 AM
GRIFFITH has delivered a damning appraisal of the federal government’s voracious grab for water in a show of strength sure to reverberate all the way to Canberra.
More than 1000 people packed the Yoogali Club yesterday to support a host of expert speakers in u... ...more
26 Jan, 2011 04:00 AM
HUNDREDS of south-west students and parents have backed a push to pressure the federal government to make independent youth allowance accessible to more regional students.
A total of 500 south-west students, parents and other individuals signed a peti... ...more
January 24, 2011 12:00AM
THE Gillard government is under increasing pressure to boost financial support for rural and regional students, with the Greens putting up a proposal that would cost the budget $200 million a year.
A sepa... ...more
14 Jan, 2011 10:17 AM
Mudgee student Grace Segal faces an unexpected challenge as she prepares to start a degree in medicine at the University of Newcastle.
Changes to Independent Youth Allowance eligibility requirements intro... ...more
Wannabe university students in inner regional areas such as Dubbo may be hiding their education goals from parents for fear of burdening them with huge bills, a Senate inquiry into controversial changes to independent Youth Allowance has been told.
A public hearing of the inquiry ... ...more
04 Jan, 2011 10:33 AM
WATER is the life-blood of Roger Commins’ family business and he is not prepared to give any of it up.
He also has no confidence in the government’s water planning processes and believes nature should be left to its own devices.
“This is ju... ...more
03 Jan, 2011 11:08 AM
SHADOW Water Minister Barnaby Joyce wants to know what you would do for the Murray Darling Basin, if you had a week to spend as the Prime Minister of Australia.
It was the Senator’s key question to those... ...more