PM heading to dry bush

PRIME Minister Tony Abbott will tour drought-affected areas of New South Wales and Queensland today to see the impacts of the drought.

He has signalled the government will expand its

relief program for farmers, who have been battling worsening drought conditions.

Joining him will be Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce, who has been publicly lobbying for more drought assistance for farmers.


NAMED: 13 people to face Emerald court today

premium_icon NAMED: 13 people to face Emerald court today

Here is a list of everyone appearing in Emerald Magistrates Court today.

Severe heatwave conditions and fire danger

Severe heatwave conditions and fire danger

Heatwave conditions will continue throughout the week.

Sky News rolls out program to keep our region informed

Sky News rolls out program to keep our region informed

Peter Gleeson leads new regional Sky News program.