d January 2010 | National Irrigators Council

The 4 per cent rule – help or hindrance?

Last week’s report in The Weekly Times (Cap on the brink, 13/1/10) about exemptions from the 4 per cent cap for sales of water to the Commonwealth highlights that the re are now two reasons why the cap has become a hindrance for Victorian irrigators, not a help....

Irrigators unconvinced on Abbott’s basin plan

The National Irrigator’s Council said today it did not support a full Commonwealth takeover of responsibility for the Murray Darling Basin because there was no evidence that shifting management from one group of politicians and bureaucrats to another would...

MDBA must open up on environmental assets

The Murray Darling Basin Authority must release a list of environmental assets it will be targeting for watering under the new Basin Plan as soon as possible if the community is to retain any faith in the plan process. The National Irrigators’ Council said today...