d August 2010 | National Irrigators Council

No more Basin Plan delays – stop playing with our lives

Frustration is building among irrigators and communities in the Murray Darling Basin as delays to the release of the Basin Plan continue. The National Irrigators’ Council said the ongoing delays were causing anxiety and uncertainty in communities throughout the...

Coalition Water Policy – Hits and Misses

The National Irrigators’ Council has welcomed the Coalition’s commitment to fully assess the social and economic impacts of the proposed Murray Darling Basin Plan through a review by the Productivity Commission and ABARE. The NIC said the commitment was...

Irrigators welcome ALP commitment to recover the gap

Irrigators have welcomed an ALP commitment to “recover the gap” between current diversions in the Murray Darling Basin and proposed new “sustainable diversion limits” (SDLs) but warned this should not be seen as acceptance of any...

Report highlights that everyone will pay for cuts

A new report released today highlights the fact that all Australians could suffer under proposals contained in the forthcoming Murray Darling Basin Plan. The Judith Stubbs and Associates report clearly demonstrates that the Murray Darling Basin Authority must strike...

Time for parties to stand up on water policy

The National Irrigators’ Council has called on the major political parties to outline their policies for irrigators and rural communities as the election campaign reaches its half way point. NIC CEO Danny O’Brien said neither side of politics had yet given...