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Up effluent creek: Supply measures in the Yanco Creek System
Supply measure projects that purport to save water in the Yanco Creek System will lead to environmental damage and “greater diversions” for irrigation in the Murrumbidgee according to water agencies.
Up ‘effluent creek’: Basin Plan projects to damage sensitive waterways
Some of the Murray Darling Basin’s best managed waterways would be damaged by water infrastructure projects that benefit major corporate irrigators, according to a new report by water consultants Slattery & Johnson and think tank The Australia Institute.
Rough Estimates: Analysis of Senate Estimates documents on Australia’s most controversial water
Recently released documents show that the vendors in an $80 million water sale had repeatedly offered far lower prices to the Commonwealth but these offers were rejected as ‘not value for money’.
Submission: South Australian Select Committee on the Murray Darling Basin
The Australia Institute welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the South Australian Select Committee on the findings of the South Australian Murray Darling Basin Royal Commission and the Productivity Commission’s five-year assessment of the Plan.
Submission on procurement of strategic water entitlements
The Australian National Audit Office is investigating so-called strategic water purchases in the Murray Darling Basin.
Dam Shame: the New Dams Politicians Won’t Talk About
Research released by The Australia Institute today contradicts claims by federal and state government ministers that new dams are not being built in Australia.
Majority of Australians want Murray Darling policy to prioritise food security and family farms
New research released today by The Australia Institute shows that the vast majority of Australians prioritise production of food for Australian consumption, and support for family farms in the Murray Darling Basin.