Murray-Darling Basin Plan: Wilderness Society threatens legal action

Murray-Darling Basin Plan: Wilderness Society threatens legal action

Posted May 08, 2018 17:07:48 Photo: An SA environmentalist group has shared concerns with the Murray Darling Basin decision. (ABC Rural: Tom Nancarrow) A South Australian environmentalist group has described the decision to leave the Murray-Darling Basin Plan intact as a “disaster for the River Murray” and has threatened legal …

Murray-Darling Basin deal brings certainty for businesses and communities, NSW irrigators say – ABC Rural

Murray-Darling Basin deal brings certainty for businesses and communities, NSW irrigators say – ABC Rural

Irrigators and Indigenous groups are cautiously optimistic about a deal struck by the Coalition Government and Labor to give certainty to communities in the Murray-Darling Basin. The two sides of politics reached an agreement on Monday to pass elements of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan that aim to do more for …

Federal Government and Labor strike deal on future of Murray-Darling Basin Plan

Federal Government and Labor strike deal on future of Murray-Darling Basin Plan

Updated May 07, 2018 18:58:47 The Federal Government has struck a deal with Labor to ensure the Murray-Darling Basin Plan remains intact, easing concerns it was about to crumble without political support. The Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) wants to return less water to the environment in the southern basin, saying …

Federal Government and Labor strike deal on future of Murray-Darling Basin Plan

Federal Government and Labor strike deal on future of Murray-Darling Basin Plan

Posted May 07, 2018 17:56:14 Photo: Nationals MP David Littleproud has praised the NSW government’s action. (ABC News: Jed Cooper) The Federal Government has struck a deal with Labor to ensure the Murray-Darling Basin Plan remains intact. The Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) wants to return less water to the environment …

Murray-Darling Basin Plan: Make or break decision to come with crucial vote in Senate next week

Murray-Darling Basin Plan: Make or break decision to come with crucial vote in Senate next week

Posted May 03, 2018 14:08:16 The Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) is urging senators not to make life harder for irrigation communities when they consider a controversial motion next week. Returning water to the environment has cut irrigated agriculture by up to a third in some areas of the Southern Basin, …

Murray-Darling Basin Plan: $8 billion spent and still the Coorong wetland is dying

Murray-Darling Basin Plan: $8 billion spent and still the Coorong wetland is dying

Posted April 27, 2018 05:11:19 Photo: David Paton stands in the Coorong. (ABC News: Sarah Dingle) Related Story: Record low bird count as algae chokes Coorong wetlands The Murray-Darling Basin Plan is six years in and Australian taxpayers have spent $8 billion on it so far — yet the internationally …

Murray-Darling Basin: Unprecedented letter from community advisors sent to Canberra to try save plan

Murray-Darling Basin: Unprecedented letter from community advisors sent to Canberra to try save plan

Posted April 26, 2018 10:07:55 An apolitical, community advisory group in the Murray-Darling Basin has taken the unprecedented step of writing to politicians asking for its support in a key piece of legislation which will decide the future of the basin plan. The plan hangs in balance with state governments …

NT fracking: Origin Energy says hiring local workers is a priority for Beetaloo Basin project

NT fracking: Origin Energy says hiring local workers is a priority for Beetaloo Basin project

Updated April 19, 2018 10:39:27 Photo: Origin chief geologist David Close says exploration will resume in 2019. (Supplied: Peter Eve) Origin Energy says it will focus on hiring local staff, instead of fly-in-fly-out workers, when it resumes fracking in the Northern Territory’s Beetaloo Basin. Key points: Hundreds of direct jobs …

Beetaloo Basin: What do we know about the region at the heart of the NT fracking debate?

Beetaloo Basin: What do we know about the region at the heart of the NT fracking debate?

Posted April 15, 2018 06:17:25 Video: NT grapples with environment and economy fracking dilemma (ABC News) Love it or hate it, a decision on fracking in the Northern Territory appears imminent. After 15 months of research and community consultation, the Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing concluded the challenges and risks …

Murray-Darling Basin: Cricket match on nation’s driest pitch highlights worsening drought

Murray-Darling Basin: Cricket match on nation’s driest pitch highlights worsening drought

Updated April 14, 2018 07:03:46 Photo: Residents of Wilcannia participate in a game of cricket where the Darling River has run dry. (ABC News: Tim Lee) Related Story: ‘Our river is dying’: Small community fears for Darling’s future It has been so dry in recent months in western New South …