The Gauge | Tom Marland says to prevent bushfires you have to understand the landscape and the climate.
In what's been described by commentators as a tumultuous year in state and federal politics, there was actually little social reform.
The author of a book into politics in rural Australia has told country communities not to wait for government to make policy for them.
In this week's The Gauge, Moree farmer Oscar Pearse says farmers can be part of the climate change solution but need payment for their environmental stewardship.
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority will be in the spotlight of the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee next year.
The Hon. Shane Stone AC QC will lead the National Drought and North Queensland Flood Response and Recovery Agency.
Five departmental secretaries have been shown the door as part of major machinery of government changes reducing number of departments.