Cubbie Station in Queensland, the overallocation of precious water from our river systems, and the government neglect…both State & Federal…of this issue, would appear to have been flying under the radar for the last couple of years! 2,260 more words
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By David Holland
I would like to focus on the initiatives of the Federal government during the 1990’s and into the new century. This was the period when the Murray Darling Basin Ministerial Council, later to become the Murray-Darling Basin Commission launched the Natural Resource Management Strategy (NRMS). 752 more words
Healthy Rivers Ambassador Anne Jensen, NFSA President Bob Lott, former SA Water Minister Karlene Maywald, current SA Water Minister Ian Hunter
Anne Jensen, NFSA supporter Dr David Hansman, SA Water Minister Ian Hunter, NFSA co-founder Dr Barbara Hardy… 80 more words
Australian Politics - Why Must Farmers Pay To Save Prime Minister Turnbull's Industrial Relations Hide?
By Andrew Bolt ~
This can’t be right.
How did a discussion about construction sites turn into haggling over irrigation water?
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Malcolm Turnbull has agreed to a key demand from Senate powerbroker Nick Xenophon to amend the government’s workplace relations reforms in a major step towards a wider deal on Murray-Darling water flows after a weekend of high-stakes negotiations to rescue his agenda.
Healthy River Ambassadors Rosa Hillam and Anne Jensen met with SA Liberal Member for Hammond Adrian Pederick on 25 November to discuss Basin issues, and found that he had already issued a press release saying he was committed to seeing the full 3200 GL returned to the river system. 215 more words
Healthy Rivers Ambassadors have been meeting recently with key politicians about the Murray-Darling Basin Plan. These meetings have been an encouraging start to establishing relationships with central players as the Basin Plan rolls toward implementation. 209 more words
Flood flows have reached the barrages and the Murray Mouth, already at 48,000 ML/d and predicted to go as high as 80,000 ML/d by December. What a difference from just four months ago, when a forecast of drought conditions led to the Minister for Water to announce restricted irrigation allocations of 38%! 83 more words