Rural Affairs

Still the rain falls and for an astonishing third year in a row the outback rivers flow all the way to Lake Eyre.

By the late 1890s, Western Australia's Goldfields were a lure for ambitious young men from all parts of the globe.

This Landline Special covers issues relating to Drought, Aquaculture and the Murray-Darling Basin, as broadcast over the past 5 years.

Ep 1 - MURRAY-DARLING BASIN

This special Landline compile looks at how technology and climate change have affected farming practices over the past 5 years.
EP 1 TECHNOLOGY IN AGRICULTURE (2006)

A story that tells the latest chapter in the life of a remarkable community that has battled with missionaries, governments and the horrors of alcohol abuse.

"Burn the plan, burn the plan."

With access to guerrilla activists and their undercover filming, Matthew Carney reports on the coalition of farmers, local townspeople and even a corporate titan who want to halt Australia's gas ru

During the summer of 2002/3 south-east Australia was hit by the worst bushfire season for twenty years. An area the size of Scotland was burnt, five people died and over 500 homes were destroyed.

After the devastation of the bushfire tragedy Victoria in February 2009, Barrie Cassidy presents a one-hour news special, reflecting on those left injured and homeless, and what lies ahead.

This four part series narrated by David Wenham examines the nature, extent, and current and future scenarios around dryland and freshwater salinity.
Episode 1 - The Story