If Tamworth's dam falls in to the low single figures, emergency services would take over the provision of the city's water.
The Senate floor was packed with people from both sides of politics for John Williams' valedictorian speech. Jamieson Murphy explores the man known as Wacka, and why he was so widely respected.
The state government doesn't have to wait to finish a water study before pledging money for a new water supply for Tamworth.
Mine allowed to continue taking water during the biggest pumping embargo to ever hit the catchment.
“It’s ridiculous to say that I’m some sort of malevolent tyrant that ignores the laws our nation.”