The "viability of the Darling" is at risk without urgent action, a report by the Australian Academy of Science has found.
The Berejiklian government is projecting NSW will sharply increase coal shipments over coming decades, a forecast increase at odds with its aspirational goal of reaching net-zero carbon emissions by mid-century.
Locals were 'gobsmacked' to find an unsolicited licence change allowed water earmarked for shielding an internationally renowned wetland from drought ended up as a cash crop.
The Morrison government will accelerate a review of the endangered status of the Murray cod and silver perch, two species hammered by the series of mass fish kills on the lower Darling River.
Only a federal royal commission with "real teeth" can uncover the corruption and mismanagement that is killing the nation's biggest river system, the Murray-Darling Basin, leading Indigenous groups say.