d June 2017 | National Irrigators Council

Wentworth Group Unduly Pessimistic

CEO of the National Irrigators’ Council (NIC), Steve Whan, says the Wentworth Group’s report on progress of the Basin Planis unduly pessimistic. Steve Whan said “the Wentworth Group raises some reasonable points in their brief report, but at the same...

Irrigators’ Welcome Government Action on Electricity

The National Irrigators’ Council says an announcement, by the Prime Minister and Minister for the Environment and Energy, of Federal Government action that may help bring energy prices down will be welcome news to all people interested in seeing Australia...

Basin Ministers in Agreement – Good for Community & Environment

Basin Ministers emerged from their meeting today smiling and in agreement, sending a very positive signal to Basin communities that it is now possible to deliver the basin plan with no more buybacks in the Southern basin and a reduced recovery target in the Northern...

Friday Should See Crucial Next Step on Basin Plan ?

Friday’s meeting of Murray Darling Basin Ministers should see a crucial next step toward implementation of the Basin Plan says National Irrigators’ Council (NIC) CEO, Steve Whan. Steve Whan said “the Basin Plan obviously has contentious elements and...

Lower Power Prices & Certainty – too much to ask post Finkel?

The National Irrigators’ Council (NIC) says Friday’s Finkel report must set the stage for a return to certainty and lower electricity prices otherwise Australia risks pricing itself out of international markets. NIC CEO Steve Whan said “Government...