d June 2018 | National Irrigators Council

Water Act Amendment keeps Basin Plan on task

National Irrigators’ Council (NIC) CEO, Steve Whan, says a Senate vote to approve an amendment to the Water Act was a strong show of bi-partisan political support for delivering the Basin Plan in full. Steve Whan said “thelegislation approved this week by...

Positive outcomes from Basin Minister’s Meeting

National Irrigators’ Council (NIC) CEO, Steve Whan, says Basin Ministers have listened to their communities in reaching a positive outcome from their meeting in Canberra. Steve Whan said “this week NIC and the National Farmers Federation wrote to Ministers calling on...

Irrigators welcome endorsement of key policies by Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission’s final report on progress of water reform (not to be confused with their review of the Murray Darling Basin Plan) has provided strong endorsement of some key policy priorities put forward by irrigators, along with some challenges for...