Saffron Howden The health of the Mithaka people fluctuates with the ebb and flow of the rivers through their arid outback country.
Dan Harrison Indigenous leader Noel Pearson has criticised crossbench senator Steve Fielding after he withdrew support for a proposal that would have circumvented Queensland's controversial ''wild rivers'' laws.
Ben Cubby Rivers and wetlands will bear the brunt of climate change and governments around the world are failing to manage many of the more vulnerable areas properly, says a series of new papers published...
Reid Sexton RESIDENTS of Horsham, Victoria, faced an agonising wait for the Wimmera River to peak last night, and up to 20 other communities are preparing for the worst floods in 200 years.
Aaron Cook When 75 millimetres of rain was dumped on Toowoomba in less than an hour on Monday afternoon, the city's stormwater system did not stand a chance.
Rangers working in Queensland's Wild Rivers regions will receive mentoring and training from Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo.
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has moved to have Federal Parliament overturn Queensland's Wild Rivers laws on Steve Irwin Day.
David Wroe Floodplain graziers are offering the government a Christmas present in the form of a legal right to flood their properties, a gesture that could help solve the intractable dispute over the...
Debra Jopson About 130 rural representatives from three states have formed a new coalition aimed at convincing the federal government that the Murray Darling Basin Plan must save towns as well as the rivers.
Debra Jopson, REGIONAL AFFAIRS For centuries, they lined the banks of the little-known but memorably named Wee Wee Creek near the Victorian-NSW border.
Farmers say higher food costs are an inevitable result, writes Tom Arup.
Jonathan Tirone, Misha Savic Germany's driest November has shrunk Europe's rivers, creating month-long delays for oil and ore-carrying barges and uncovering the continent's deadly past.
Saffron Howden, Melissa Davey North coast residents were preparing for a sleepless wait last night as the threat of swollen rivers, further rain and a king tide followed a day of mass evacuations.
Conservationists unhappy at LNP leader Campbell Newman's opposition to Wild Rivers laws have put up a billboard near the seat he must win if he is to become Queensland premier.
Saffron Howden Persistent rainfall has sliced the town of Bellingen in half, dumped almost 340 millimetres over the region in just two days, and promises an anxious week for residents and holidaymakers on the north...
Rivers bloated by heavy rain are flooding communities on NSW's mid north coast.
Debra Jopson Regional Affairs HEAVY floods and rain have masked the poor condition of the Murray-Darling Basin's wetlands, an environmentalist farmers' group says.
Josephine Tovey GRAFTON TOWNS in NSW have so far been spared the pain overwhelming Queensland, but thousands of residents have been stranded as rivers have risen and floods have cut off towns around Tenterfield and Grafton.
Kym Agius Another eight rivers in Cape York Peninsula would be declared protected Wild Rivers under a re-elected Labor government.
David Wroe CRITICS from both sides of the controversial draft plan to save the Murray-Darling Basin are branding the 20-week public consultation a farce because important pieces of information needed to...