d News 2011 | National Irrigators Council

Histrionic Merchants Should Be Called to Account

Reports of exploding bird numbers, and wetlands which haven‟t had water for over one hundred years miraculously springing back to life in the Murray Darling Basin highlights the esilience of our environment, the CEO of the National Irrigators‟ Council, Tom Chesson...

NIC Ready to Stand Shoulder to Shoulder with the Prime Minister

The National Irrigators’ Council (NIC) said it was willing to stand shoulder to shoulder with the Prime Minister to help her full-fill her pledge to make 2012 the year of the job, however, if she is serious she will have to ask her Water Minister to send the...

No balance in Basin Plan, say peak agricultural groups

Peak agricultural industry groups from across the Murray-Darling Basin believe that the proposed Murray-Darling Basin Plan, released this morning by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, has failed to achieve the promised balance between social, economic and...

An Historic Draft Basin Plan or the Start of the Great Basin Scam

The National Irrigators‟ Council (NIC) today said the draft Basin Plan in its current form is unacceptable. Chairman of the NIC, Stewart Ellis, said the draft basin plan will cost thousands of jobs, put pressure on food prices, and threaten family farms and regional...

Sensible Outcome at Today’s Water Ministers Meeting

The National Irrigators’ Council has welcomed the decision of the Commonwealth Government to revert to previous conversion factors used to determine the reliability of water entitlements in the Murray Darling Basin. “NIC CEO Tom Chesson said the news that...

Draft Basin Plan in Danger of Being ‘Half Pregnant’

Irrigation communities in the Murray Darling Basin (MDB) are worried the Governments’ Basin Plan will be an expensive failure if the focus is solely on removing water from communities. The CEO of the National Irrigators’ Council, Mr Tom Chesson, said if...