Thousands of workers and students cross the border every day but the ACT government says closing it would be a last resort.
The challenge asks punits to come up with solutions to issues such as such turning arid areas into productive farming regions.
Pumpkins grown specifically for the Japanese market are being exported out of Queensland for the first time.
Although much of the nation is still shivering through winter, the national fire outlook report is a stark remind that bushfire season is just around the corner.
It's been two years since a review of AWI's performance and governance was released and the industry is still waiting for four recommendations to be complete.
Australian Wool Innovation has been using overseas Instagram influencers as a marketing tactic to promote the brand of Australian wool.
There are now four licensed venues - and a growing number of shopping precincts - that are linked to the cluster.
However the scale of the response was also unparalleled, with 200,000 firefighting shifts over the season.
There were some big tallies on NSW's South Coast and in East Gippsland, while western Queensland and northern NSW also had a drink.