d February, 2019 | National Irrigators Council

Scientific panel provides practical way forward

Allowing native fish the opportunity to move up and down a river system so they can breed might seem obvious, but it’s an obvious solution that too often, of late, has been forgotten in the rush to allocate blame.That’s why, says Steve Whan, CEO of the National...

“Expert Committee” fails on balance

National Irrigators’ Council CEO, Steve Whan, says the Australian Academy of Science’s expert committee (requested by Labor) failed to provide balance in its hasty review of Basin Plan implementation issues.Steve Whan said “it is unrealistic to think that well...

Loss of bipartisanship a concern for Basin Plan communities and environment

With only months to go until a Federal election the apparent slip in the bi-partisan support for the Basin Plan should cause concern to anyone interested in achieving this ambitious environmental reform.CEO of the National Irrigators’ Council, Steve Whan, says “the...

Selfish parochialism won’t solve problems

Does anyone really think Government should tell farmers what they can grow, or ‘ban’ exports? Steve Whan, CEO of the National Irrigators’ Council says the Centre Alliance’s ridiculous suggestion of banning cotton export is more in keeping with a soviet style command...