Water Minister Littleproud announces $129 million for state run supply projects, but concerns linger over project feasibility and design.
Space age satellite shows large parts of Australia have less water than during the worst drought since European settlement.
Government reports are piling up as the five year inquiry under the Basin Plan's only formal, legislated review process sits on a shelf.
Bridget McKenzie will focus on industry collaboration to 'truth test' policy priorities such as trade, animal activists and social licence concerns.
Politicians face a test when they return to Canberra in July over outstanding promises for new farmer protection laws and delivery of concessional loans.
Parkes MP Mark Coulton confirms rural health is in his Regional Services, Decentralisation, Local Government and Assistant Trade Minister portfolio.
Flood levees remain in place a decade after Labor's cash splash on national park and water buybacks to restore the Darling River to health.
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