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The Murray Darling Basin has caused successive governments problems. Photo: Louie Douvis The deal between the Commonwealth and states to save the Murray-Darling Basin has stalled. The largest roadblock to carrying out the historic plan is the New
In a joint statement to be released in the coming days, the state and federal governments will commit to a major project at Lindsay Island along the Murray River, which they say means less water will have to be bought from irrigators to meet the
Laws to restore the river basin were introduced under the former Howard government. It took five years and several iterations before the plan was finalised...Almost $10 billion has been promised for voluntary buybacks of farmers' water entitlements
Murray-Darling Basin plan has forced a federal government bill to further debate in the Senate. The upper house on Tuesday adjourned without passing a bill allowing for changes to be made to the amount of water that can be sustainably taken from the
Federal Water Minister Tony Burke has sent a letter to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority outlining his last changes. Failing anything unexpected, the Authority will incorporate them into the final Basin plan which could be delivered within weeks.
River Murray and removing constraints would "substantially" improve the system's overall health, new modelling shows. The Federal Government this morning released new modelling as it enters the final stages of the Murray Darling basin plan and
Murray Valley United says the Water Act breaches irrigators' rights under Section 100 of the Constitution. Group president Greg Milner says the Act is ill-conceived and was put together hastily in 2007. "We want certainty of water for our irrigators.
THE federal government has refused to release the legal advice behind its draft plan for the Murray-Darling Basin. In June, the Senate passed a Greens motion calling for the advice to be tabled in parliament. Environment Minister Tony Burke said in
A parliamentary inquiry into the proposed Murray-Darling Basin Plan wants a better explanation of how the Government intends to return water to the river system. The inquiry says the Government has outlined how much water it wants to return but has
Darren Gray April 16, 2012 Read later The impact of substantial falls in the value of agriculture could cascade through the economy. Victoria could be slashed by almost $120 million a year if the water cuts proposed by the draft Murray-Darling Basin