By Andi-Bianca Haddow Australian farmers are appealing for help picking this season’s produce, but it’s been met with reluctance, following a social media campaign describing farm conditions as ‘horrific’, ‘unsafe’ and well below minimum wage.
By Sophie Johnson New South Wales and Queensland farmers are preparing for a successful winter grain crop after seven years of drought, however state border restrictions are creating challenges.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has conceded climate change is contributing to the worst drought in memory. He’s been touring drought stricken areas around Warwick and is promising more help for farmers. Lucy McCrossan reports.
A new type of prehistoric reptile, from the Dinosaur era, has been discovered in Queensland. The flying creature, with a giant wingspan, is estimated to be 96 million-years-old. Jasmine Borgeaud reports.
The Prime Minister has urged farmers not to be too proud to ask for help. He’s announced a new support package for drought-hit communities across four states. But critics say, it’s too little, too late. Stella Reeve reports.
The state government has admitted it did no economic modelling on its $250 million “cash splash” for public servants. The move has been criticised by drought-stricken farmers and economists say Queensland won’t actually benefit. Georgie Hewson reports.
A taste of summer has hit supermarket shelves. The season’s first tray of mangoes sold for a juicy sum at Brisbane’s annual charity auction. But following the recent dry weather will there be enough to go around? Megan Rainbird reports.
It’s rare for Queenslanders to sing in the rain at the moment but last night’s showers had a local mayor giddy for a ditty. Libby Hopper reports.
Given the current drought and wildfires the Federal Government is urging the eastern states to speed up the construction of dams. And not just for the regions already suffering. Max Melit reports.