d August, 2008 | National Irrigators Council

Xenophon Bill a threat to Basin’s future

The National Irrigators Council has asked the Federal Government and Opposition to clearly and unequivocally reject a Bill proposed by South Australian Senator Nick Xenophon today. The Bill would provide the Commonwealth Minister the power to demand preparation of a...

Irrigators unanimously opposed to compulsory acquisition

The National Irrigators Council, at its Annual General Meeting, unanimously opposed compulsory acquisition as a means of the Federal Government obtaining water entitlement. In attendance at the meeting were irrigator representative groups from Queensland, Victoria,...

Basin Plan is long term – won’t assist the Lower Lakes

The National Irrigators Council at its Annual General Meeting today expressed concern about Prime Minister Rudd’s announcement that he will accelerate the Government’s water buyback plan. “The buyback was a 10 year plan designed to address a long...