d March 2017 | National Irrigators Council

Cautious Optimism Welcomed from Basin Water Ministers’ Meeting

National Irrigators’ Council (NIC) CEO, Steve Whan, says he welcomes the cautious optimism Basin Water Ministers seem to be expressing following their meeting in Mildura on Friday. Steve Whan said “with some rapidly approaching deadlines, irrigators and...

Basin Ministers must focus on outcomes from Mildura Ministerial Council

Socio economic data from the Northern basin review should be seen as a gamechanger by Basin State Water Ministers, as they head into Friday’s Murray Darling Basin Ministerial Council meeting in Mildura, says National Irrigators’ Council (NIC) CEO, Steve...

7:30 Report Nails Impact of Electricity on Regional Business

CEO of the National Irrigators’ Council (NIC), Steve Whan, says the ABC’s 7:30 Report has nailed the dangers for rural communities of skyrocketing energy prices with rural reporter Lucy Barbour’s story last night. The ABC 7:30 Report story...

ANU Professor’s Criticism of Irrigators Not Justified

Headline seeking commentary by ANU Water Economics Professor Grafton claiming ‘little to show’ for the money spent on the Murray Darling Basin (MDB) plan is selective and misleading says Irrigators Council CEO, Steve Whan. Steve Whan said “last week...

Irrigators’ Add Voice to Energy Review

National Irrigators’ Council (NIC) CEO Steve Whan says Irrigators’ submission to the ‘Finkel Review’ highlights the major changes that need to be made to the operation of the electricity market if Australian food and fibre producers are going...