d July, 2012 | National Irrigators Council

Another Step on the Road to a ‘Balanced’ Basin Plan

The National Irrigators’ Council today welcomed the MDB Ministerial Council response to the proposed Basin Plan and said it may just be possible for a Balanced Basin Plan to be developed which does not destroy jobs, increase food prices and wipe out irrigation...

NIC Welcomes AWU Support for Irrigation Communities in the MDB

The National Irrigators’ Council CEO, Tom Chesson, said communities in the Murray Darling Basin were heartened by the attendance of the AWU’s NSW South West Organiser, Harry Goring, amidst the ranks of the 7000 people who attended the recent rally in...

Cross-Party Inquiry Recommendations Propose a Way Forward

The National Irrigators’ Council (NIC) has welcomed the report released today by the House of Representatives into the proposed Murray – Darling Basin Plan. NIC CEO, Tom Chesson said the fact that a cross – Party Committee with Members from the ALP,...

Another practical research organisation bites the dust

The closure of the Cotton Catchment Communities Cooperative Research Centre (Cotton CRC) on Sunday 1st of July highlights the lack of Government investment into practical real world on – the – ground research in Australia. The National Irrigators’...