NIC Acknowledges ACCC Water Markets Report Release

The National Irrigators’ Council (NIC) has acknowledged the release of the AustralianCompetition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) Water Markets Inquiry Final Report. NIC Chief Executive Officer Isaac Jeffrey said: “The NIC welcomes the long-awaitedrelease of the...

Off-Farm: On-Point
NIC Welcomes Off-Farm Efficiency Program

National Irrigators’ Council (NIC) has today welcomed the Australian Government’sannouncement on pursuing off-farm water savings to deliver environmental water in theMurray-Darling Basin. Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia, the Hon. Keith Pitt MP,...

NIC appoints Isaac Jeffrey as CEO

The National Irrigators’ Council (NIC) has appointed Isaac Jeffrey as ​its new Chief Executive Officer. “NIC is delighted to have Isaac Jeffrey join the Council as CEO. Isaac brings extensive private and public sector leadership experience with skills in government...

Irrigators issue ‘groundhog day’ call on Ministers

The National Irrigators’ Council (NIC) has written to Basin Water Ministers ahead of their meeting on Friday calling for a focus on flexibility for ‘supply’ measures projects and an end to ‘black box’ decision making from Basin Governments. NIC CEO Steve Whan said...

Statistics confirm: without irrigation in drought, we wouldn’t eat

More than 90% of Australia’s fruit, nuts and grapes; more 76% of vegetables, 100% of rice and more than 50% of dairy and sugar, came from irrigation in 2018-19 according to the latest release from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The figures are based on...

Rice farmer, Jeremy Morton, new Irrigators’ Chair

The National Irrigators’ Council (NIC) has elected Moulamein rice farmer, Jeremy Morton, as its new chairman. Jeremy Morton steps into the role after long term Chairman, Gavin McMahon, from the Riverland in South Australia retired.  NIC CEO Steve Whan said “Gavin has...

Positive focus on agriculture in low emissions tech statement

The National Irrigators’ Council (NIC), convenors of the Ag Energy Taskforce, says the Government’s first low emissions technologies statement is an important cog in the wheel of offering agriculture the opportunity to benefit from, and contribute to, achieving...