d June 2011 | National Irrigators Council

Senate sees the light on Water Act problems

Irrigators have welcomed acknowledgement by a Senate committee that the Water Act 2007 is fundamentally flawed and needs amendment. The National Irrigators’ Council said the report of the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs committee highlights the lack of...

Yarra’s prize makes mockery of Murray-Darling “crisis”

The short-listing of Melbourne’s Yarra River for the International Riverprize, billed as the “world’s most prestigious environmental prize”, just goes to highlight how farcical the debate over river health has become. The National...

Recommendations hit the right note – now it’s Government’s turn

Recommendations from the Regional Australia committee on the proposed Murray Darling Basin Plan have been welcomed by irrigators but will mean nothing unless acted upon by Government. The National Irrigators’ Council has congratulated Chair Tony Windsor and the...