d January 2018 | National Irrigators Council

Electricity regulation needs focus on Australian needs

A meeting of agricultural groups representing irrigators and farmers, nationally and across four states, has reinforced the need to continue to fight for lower electricity prices if Australia is to remain an internationally competitive food and fibre producer. The...

Agricultural Industries Energy Taskforce update

Taskforce background Taskforce established Sept 2014 in response to impact of rising electricity prices on viability of agricultural production Membership grown to around 14 agriculture industry organisations across Australia Cotton, sugar cane, wine, dairy, pork,...

Agricultural groups meet to discuss skyrocketing energy prices

10 peak agricultural industry bodies are meeting this week to reinforce the message to State and Federal political parties that getting the, competition destroying,cost of power down must be a key focus for 2018. The groups are part of the Agricultural Industries...

Food for thought in Ernst & Young’s basin plan report

A report by consultants Ernst & Young on the 450GL efficiency measures component of the Murray Darling Basin Plan has provided food for thought, and plenty of work for basin state Governments,says the National Irrigators Council CEO, Steve Whan. The 450GL of...

Basin Plan amendment critical to achieving plan

The National Irrigators’ Council (NIC) says a basin plan amendment, adjusting proposed Sustainable Diversion Limits (SDL) by 605GL, is critical, and has urged Federal Members of Parliament to put delivering the plan ahead of short – term political...

Irrigators feeding us our summer fruit and veg

Australia’s irrigators have spent summer working hard to produce the fresh vegetables, fruit and nuts we’ve all enjoyed over the break says Steve Whan, CEO of the National Irrigators Council (NIC). “One of the things Australian’s love about...