Terry Korn, President, Australian Floodplain Association
The health of the Darling River system is at a tipping point. Can the system survive the next round of negotiations over how it should be managed? 800 more words
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
There is an exciting opportunity to carry out a PhD project in the… 148 more words
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Pump crews work at abandoned silver mine to keep toxic spill out of Murray-Darling Basin Mark Willacy | ABC News | 25 August 2016 Queensland Government officials have taken emergency action to stop massive mine storage ponds on the Queensland-New South Wales border discharging heavy metals into the Murray-Darling system, the ABC can reveal.