MORE than 80 rural communities will split $90 million, to fund location-based solutions to digital connectivity issues.
The first of eight national drought research and resilience hubs has been set up for northern NSW and southern Queensland.
The new website will allow researchers, farmers and investors - both local and international - to connect and collaborate.
China's aggressive trade tariffs have cost the Australian economy millions of dollars, but the damage isn't anywhere nearly as bad as originally anticipated.
Labor has accused the Morrison government of "rorting on a industrial scale" over the awarding of funding in a regional grants program
There were a handful of controversial motions voted down or withdrawn from the party's three-day federal conference.