Reforms ‘first step’
An emergency water allocation for the dairy industry should be one of four steps taken to improve the management of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, according to a leading think-tank.
Any royal commission into the Murray-Darling Basin Plan must be a genuine effort to solve problems, not another game of political point-scoring, and examine the Water Act itself, according to Speak Up.
Water was put on the agenda of the NSW Parliament on May 8 when NSW State Member for Murray Helen Dalton made her inaugural speech.
Water delivered across Goulburn-Murray Water’s footprint has fallen by almost a fifth this season, down more than 248Gl on 2017-18.
About 500m of channel has been decommissioned and a number of Rochester irrigators connected to a 500m gravity pipeline, all within 10 days.
An election promise to established a new statutory water authority, dubbed the National Water Grid, should be met with some caution says the Speak Up group.
‘‘If Sussan Ley is defeated it will mean almost certain defeat of the ScoMo government. That may happen anyway, and if we’re in the frying pan now a Shorten government would be the fire.’’
A review of water trading must be undertaken by the next federal government, regardless of who is in power, according to Speak Up.
It may have been billed as a Rural Issues Forum but there was always going to be one issue that dominated discussion: water.
Mid-May traditionally marks a shift in the activities of Goulburn-Murray Water.
Roz Berryman is worried about the future of irrigated agriculture.
Two communities have received almost $2.5million to help them recover from the effects of water recovery under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.
Goulburn-Murray Water has advertised the eight senior executive positions that will be established in a new-look corporation.
Northern Victoria and southern Riverina will be the ‘‘sacrificial lambs’’ of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan if Federal Labor water policy is implemented, water leaders have warned.
An Undera footballer is fighting for his life after an incident during a Kyabram District League reserves game against Violet Town last Saturday.
THE Echuca mother charged over her daughter’s death in 2008 has walked free from court. Tania Walker, 35, charged with child homicide of 23-month-old Angela Bannister, appeared in Bendigo Magistrates Court on Tuesday for a bail application which...
TWO men will face court today over a spate of burglaries and car thefts across the region. Detective Senior Constable Jason Hare of Campaspe Criminal Investigation Unit said the crime spree started early Sunday where a Landcruiser was stolen from...
TWO men have been arrested over a spate of burglaries across the Echuca region. Police arrested Anthony Firebrace, 33, on Tuesday at a Leichardt St home. Detectives also arrested an Echuca man at a Boothman St home yesterday morning. The 26-year-old...