d July, 2011 | National Irrigators Council

Report highlights need for balance

A social and economic impact study released today by the Murray Darling Basin Authority highlights the significant damage that will be wrought on local communities and Australia’s food and fibre production base by an unbalanced Basin Plan. The National...

Senate sees the light on Water Act problems

Irrigators have welcomed acknowledgement by a Senate committee that the Water Act 2007 is fundamentally flawed and needs amendment. The National Irrigators’ Council said the report of the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs committee highlights the lack of...

Irrigators focus on environmental outcomes, not numbers

Irrigators will judge Murray Darling Basin reform on environmental outcomes and balance with social and economic impacts, not a simplistic focus on numbers and volume that ignore the complexity of river management. These views are among issues listed in a position...