Opinion – Murray Darling debacle shows the failure of federalism

The current standoff over water allocations in the Murray Darlin Basin is as good an example as you could ever find of how Australia’s federal system is broken. The Murray Darling Basin Plan was supposed to be the epitome of how Australia’s states and territories could work with each other and the Federal Government for […]

Murray Darling Basin gets irrigation funding

SA Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities – Tony Burke, said the government was determined to “deliver water reform for the Murray-Darling Basin”. Minister Burke said "off-farm infrastructure upgrade projects, some of which also include on-farm works, will be rolled out right across the Riverland. "The use of such infrastructure can create water […]

NSW communities hear water saving plans

By Staff Writer Public information sessions have been held at Wentworth, Menindee and Broken Hill to update communities on the Darling River Water Savings Project, which aims to reduce the amount of water lost through evaporation from Menindee Lakes. Federal Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong, and New South Wales Minister for Water […]


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