d March, 2010 | National Irrigators Council

Commission highlights there are costs of water reform

The Productivity Commission has highlighted the costs of returning water to the environment without balancing the economic and social needs of rural communities and the national economy in a report released today. The National Irrigators’ Council welcomed the...

National Irrigators’ Council welcomes new members

The National Irrigators’ Council (NIC) welcomed two new members to the fold at its meeting this week, including its first direct representative group from Victoria. Northern Victorian Irrigators’ Inc and Macquarie River Food and Fibre from NSW are the...

Irrigators hail on farm funds as a win-win

The National Irrigators’ Council has welcomed the long – awaited announcement of the first round of funding for the Commonwealth Government’s $300 million On – Farm Irrigation Efficiency Program. Minister for Water, Penny Wong, today announced...

Major parties abandon SA irrigators on water rights

The major parties have turned their backs on South Australian irrigators in the lead – up to the election this weekend according to the National Irrigators’ Council (NIC). With just five days to go before polling day, neither the Liberal nor Labor parties...

Basin Plan must balance environment and people

A statement by a group of scientists outlining what they want from a new Murray Darling Basin Plan completely ignores the social and economic impact of taking water from irrigation communities. The National Irrigators’ Council said while the statement made some...