NSW irrigators support class action against MDBA
A class action against the Murray-Darling Basin Authority by Southern Riverina Irrigators has received support from hundreds of NSW irrigators, after meetings were held across the region this month.
Federal Environment Minister and Member for Farrer Sussan Ley has put the idea of ‘water loaning’ back on the agenda, but it has not won over the Southern Riverina Irrigators chairman.
The VFF is calling on the Victorian, NSW and South Australian governments, in co-ordination with Murray-Darling Basin Authority, to impose a moratorium on new irrigation developments in the Mallee pending a review of the capacity of the Murray River to meet increasing irrigation demands.
Art is playing a role in easing the stress on farmers in southern NSW.
Murray-Darling communities in the southern basin will be able to hold onto another 605Gl thanks to 17 projects, part of the Sustainable Diversion Limit Adjustment Mechanism.
The NSW Government says $355million will be allocated in the state budget to help keep drought-stricken communities working as the big dry continues to bite into farm-driven local economies.
There have many casualties in farming since the introduction of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan — but Deniliquin rice grower and Speak Up campaign chair Shelley Scoullar never thought she would be one of them.
Shadow Agriculture Minister Peter Walsh has criticised Agricultural Minister Jaclyn Symes for not looking after drought-stricken farmers by targeting the funding to overall communities instead.
The National Irrigators’ Council has called for more transparent and clear water trading registers off the back of a Murray-Darling Basin Association report.
Improving the environment along the Broken River for platypus and native fish, including Murray cod, is the aim of an upcoming environmental flow by Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority.
A Shepparton business is bringing old technology back to life to revitalise ageing infrastructure across the Goulburn Murray Irrigation District.
Murray Regional Strategy Group wants to develop a community-driven approach to Murray-Darling Basin Plan implementation, taking in a broad range of opinions.
An independent review of the Barmah-Millewa region is needed to determine the extent of river damage, according to Southern Riverina Irrigators.
A change in shadow water minister has been welcomed by Speak Up, which says former water minister Tony Burke had lost the confidence of regional communities.
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