Anna Henderson,

Anna Henderson

Canberra, ACT, Australia

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Past articles by Anna:

Fish kill farmer files complaint with police alleging he felt 'intimidated' by cotton industry rep

A farmer at the centre of the Menindee fish kill story has lodged a complaint with police, alleging he felt intimidated by a staff member of lobby group Cotton Australia. → Read More

Government accused of 'undue secrecy' over refusal to release Murray-Darling Basin Plan legal advice

Centre Alliance Senator Rex Patrick says the Federal Government's legal advice that disputes a royal commission finding that parts of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan were unlawful should not be cloak and dagger stuff and calls for its release. → Read More

Minister accused of another 'offensive comment' as he tries to hose down 'Chinaman' controversy

The Agriculture Minister used the phrase off reservation to caution one of his Nationals colleagues over a racist comment made on Tuesday. → Read More

Menindee fish kill is Australia's mainland 'coral bleaching event', scientists warn Labor

Excess upstream irrigation, drought and water releases from the Menindee Lakes created the perfect storm that led to the ecologically disastrous fish kills over summer, a review by the Academy of Science finds. → Read More

The cotton grower, the water minister, the pumping ban and the broken meter

Irrigator Anthony Barlow pleads guilty to water offences, but maintains the former water minister told him he could pump. → Read More

Independent scientists to prepare advice for Labor on Murray-Darling fish kill

The Australian Academy of Science will bring together a group of experts to prepare an independent report on the Murray-Darling Basin fish kill for Opposition Leader Bill Shorten. → Read More

Paddy Moriarty's Larrimah house contained a series of clues which led police to suspect homicide

For the first time, police release pictures showing the physical evidence that helped stoke fear within the force, and among other residents in the tiny town of Larrimah, that Paddy Moriarty is dead and may be the victim of a homicide. → Read More

How dinosaur history is shaping the future of a small drought-ravaged community

The Quilpie Shire, more than 1,000 kilometres west of Brisbane, has been drought declared for 13 of the past 18 years. While cattle and sheep grazing has been the traditional source of income, the discovery of dinosaur bones and megafauna has changed the landscape forever. → Read More

Fears mobility scooters being used to dodge booze bus Senate inquiry hears

A submission to a Senate inquiry has raised concerns some mobility scooter drivers are using the form of transport to avoid police breath testing. → Read More

Size matters when it comes to loaded hay trucks

Trucking load regulations are relaxed at state borders to get animal feed to drought-affected farmers. → Read More

Wild Wild West: Birdsville, Big Red and Hanson fever

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson flies to outback Queensland for politics and prize-fighting. → Read More

Prime Minister leaves climate change debate for 'another day' during drought trip

Fifth generation Quilpie farmers the Tullys host the Prime Minister on his drought tour, pushing him to deal with the here and now amid Queensland and NSW's big dry. → Read More

Drought-hit town of Murrurundi has three months of water left: what happens then?

The New South Wales town of Murrurundi has enough water to last until November. Then what? → Read More

Turnbull Government announces emergency cash payments for farmers in 'crippling' drought

The Turnbull Government signs off on emergency special payments for eligible farmers who are under intense financial strain due to the relentless drought conditions. → Read More

'They are exhausted': Students balancing drought management with school work

Wearing dust masks and farm duties from dawn until dusk is part of living through a drought for these kids, but there are little things that bring joy to the students from Manilla Central School. → Read More

From the drought to the dancefloor: the kids of the big dry

The Scott family have been breeding Angora goats for mohair on their NSW property since the 1960s. They want to hand the land and business to their children. But as the dust settles on their paddocks and the bales of hay diminish they worry about their future. → Read More

Bill Shorten's deputy Tanya Plibersek says she 'hasn't read' Anthony Albanese speech raising eyebrows in Canberra

Labor is playing down any suggestions of internal division, after frontbencher Anthony Albanese called for the party to improve its relationship with the business sector. → Read More

Actress Anastasia Lin urges Australia to intervene in alleged transplant abuse in China

Canadian-Chinese actress Anastasia Lin urges Australia to intervene in alleged transplant abuse in China, saying Australians are among the transplant tourists who go to China for procedures. → Read More

Pauline Hanson cries on national television, claims One Nation Senator Brian Burston has tried to defect

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson breaks down on television after revealing her colleague Brian Burston has tried to defect to the Shooters and Fishers Party. → Read More

Unknown Australian soldier identified as a 'true hero of Gallipoli' more than 100 years later

For more than 100 years, Private Edward Attfield was wrongly believed to have been a deserter from the Australian Army — but in fact, his body was buried in an Egyptian war cemetery. → Read More