Whole-of-government reform needed to balance the urban-rural divide, Susan McDonald says
Lower rainfall, less soil moisture and higher evaporation taking significant toll on Murray Darling Basin, MDBA says
Drought policy stuck in the doldrums as the government and Opposition accuse each other of playing politics.
The Morrison government wants to push ahead on some of its key legislation this week, including drought funding promised to farmers last week.
Joyce breaks ranks with government policy to argue for regional constituents who rank among most disadvantaged in the country.
Opinion: Government summit meeting sheds light on the bush, but risks being seen as a hollow gesture.
Binnaway farmer Kym Monkton said while he appreciated all "the little bits and pieces" of support governments offered farmers doing it tough, he wanted to see a more "permanent fix".
Senator Susan McDonald has welcomed a significant boost to the Morrison Government's Financial Assistance Grants program.
The PM has pledged to set up a new parliamentary committee to examine the future needs of rural and regional Australia.