Category Archives: policy

Campaigning for Key Vote coming up on Murray-Darling Basin Plan

At short notice, representatives of Healthy Rivers Ambassadors and Conservation Council of South Australia scrambled to get to a meeting with Shadow Water & Environment Minister Tony Burke last Friday morning to discuss the upcoming Federal Senate vote on 8 … Continue reading

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Is the Murray-Darling Basin Plan meeting its targets?

Preparing a presentation entitled ‘Is the Basin Plan on track to deliver its environmental outcomes?’, I stopped to ask ‘what are the actual targets in the Plan?’ Answer: after asking Google and the Murray-Darling Basin Authority website, not finding any … Continue reading

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Keeping the Murray-Darling Basin Plan on track

Is the Murray-Darling Basin Plan on track to deliver its outcomes? Yes, the Basin Plan has been signed as an overall framework, but the devil is in the detail as it is gradually implemented on the ground! Questions are being … Continue reading

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Let the Rivers Flow!

In National Water Week, with a theme of ‘water — the heart of our culture‘, the River Fellows and their friends from across the Murray-Darling Basin came to Canberra to meet with key politicians, to deliver their message that we … Continue reading

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Making the case for environmental water

I took ABC journalist Tom Iggulden out into the field at Ramco Lagoon near Waikerie to demonstrate the process of returning water to the environment in the Murray Valley. Tom reported this story on AM on Friday, June 30, 2017 08:19:00 The … Continue reading

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Where has the $10 billion gone to save the Murray-Darling Basin?

In 2006, Prime Minister John Howard and Water Minister Malcolm Turnbull put $10B on the table to fix the water problems in the Murray-Darling Basin. This included $6B for improved efficiency of water delivery (closing open channels, etc), $3B for … Continue reading

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Water Reform in Australia has stopped!

‘Water reform in Australia has stopped!’ Not my words, but those of Prof John Williams, founding member of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, opening his keynote dinner address at the recent Goyder Institute Water Forum. He got the attention … Continue reading

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