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.
A new water pipeline has been built to deliver water to drought-stricken Stanthorpe residents, with local goverment minister Stirling Hinchcliffe in town today to inspect the infrastructure at Storm King Dam.
Opinion: As farmers rally for a second day outside Parliament House, calling for the Murray Darling Basin Plan to be axed, Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack says his government will deliver transparency in the water market.
A bilateral agreement between the federal government and the Queensland government to deliver the Inland Rail project has been signed in Toowoomba.
A government initiative aimed at reducing trade barriers for Australia's agricultural exporters has opened a fresh round of grants today.
A fiery debate has taken place in Queensland parliament over whether more could have been done to prevent fierce bushfires that have ravaged the state in recent months.
How should the federal government best spend $100 million every year to make regional communities more resilient to drought?