d May 2012 | National Irrigators Council

Proposed Basin Plan will cost jobs and rob communities of a future

Five months ago the National Irrigators’ Council (NIC) said the draft Basin Plan was unacceptable. Today’s release of the next stage of the proposed Basin Plan has done nothing to curtail that view. Chairman of the NIC, Gavin McMahon, said the proposed...

Op-ed – The dangers of the drought-proofing myth

It has been mentioned a number of times by some Politicians and commentators that the Murray Darling Basin Plan will ensure that the environment and communities in the Murray Darling Basin will become immune from the worst effects of drought if the Basin Plan is...

National Irrigators’ Council Welcomes River Reach Launch

The National Irrigators’ Council has welcomed the launch this week of the River Reach trial program of water trading. NIC CEO,Tom Chesson says that the trial provides an option for the acquisition of water without the economic damage that can be caused by...

Irrigators the Key to Australia Becoming a Regional Food Superpower

The National Irrigators’ Council (NIC) today welcomed the Prime Minister’s comments that she believed Australia could be a food producing super power, however they cautioned there will have to be a fundamental shift in government policies if agricultural...

NIC Pays Tribute to Inaugural Chairman

The National Irrigators’ Council said irrigators have lost a statesman with the sudden resignation of its inaugural Chairman, Stewart Ellis. Mr Ellis is an honest broker who has done what many thought impossible and has brought together for the first time since...