NIC welcomes Productivity Commission Report on National Water Initiative

The National Irrigators Council (NIC) has welcomed the release of the Productivity Commission’s final report on the National Water Initiative (NWI), recognising that it will form the basis for an examination of Australia’s future water security challenges now and into...

Barmah Choke Feasibility Study

A feasibility study considering options to address issues with the Barmah Choke has been announced by the Federal Government and welcomed by the National Irrigators’ Council says Chief Executive Officer Isaac Jeffrey. “The Murray-Darling Basin is a connected and...

Ag Visa Welcomed

The National Irrigators’ Council (NIC) has today welcomed the announcement of the longawaited Agriculture Visa. NIC Chief Executive Officer Isaac Jeffrey said: “Industry has been calling for a visa for agricultural workers for many years to support our primary...

Absence of Transparency: August Water Allocations

The National Irrigators’ Council (NIC) has today questioned the transparency andpredictability of water allocations decisions. NIC Chief Executive Officer Isaac Jeffrey said: “We have seen good rainfall in the last fewmonths in many areas of the country, which is a...

NIC Welcomes Outcomes-Focused Healthy Rivers Program Initiatives

National Irrigators’ Council (NIC) has today welcomed the Australian Government’s announcement of a suite of outcomes-focused environmental projects under the first round of the Murray-Darling Healthy Rivers Program. NIC Chief Executive Officer Isaac Jeffrey said:...

Broken Model Hinders Perfect Compliance Report

The National Irrigators’ Council (NIC) has today acknowledged the release of the first MurrayDarling Basin Authority Sustainable Diversion Limits Compliance Report. NIC Chief Executive Officer Isaac Jeffrey said: “Water is one of the most regulated areas in Australia....

Australia’s energy transition:
Identifying opportunities for agriculture

The Agriculture Energy Taskforce met this week to hear from key leaders as part of energytransition in Australia and to work through opportunities for agriculture industries relating tothe roll out of technologies, with a focus on regulatory costs for the agriculture...

Disappointing: Water Relegated from Cabinet

The National Irrigators’ Council (NIC) has expressed its disappointment the water portfolio hasbeen relegated from Cabinet in the recent ministerial reshuffle.Chief Executive Officer Isaac Jeffrey said: “Water is our most precious resource and we needeffective...

NIC Welcomes Australia and United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement

The National Irrigators’ Council has welcomed the release of details of a new free tradeagreement between Australia and the United Kingdom. Chief Executive Officer, Isaac Jeffrey said: “Australia’s farmers, including some of our greatirrigated agriculture industries,...