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.
Submission: Socio-economic conditions in the Murray Darling Basin
The Australia Institute made a submission to the Independent Assessment of Social and Economic Conditions in the Murray-Darling Basin.
Submission: Murray-Darling Basin Commission of Inquiry Bill 2019
The Australia Institute supports the Murray-Darling Basin Commission of Inquiry Bill 2019.
This submission considers the implementation of the Basin Plan from a financial auditing perspective.
Submission: Barwon-Darling Water Sharing Plan
We thank the Natural Resource Commissioner for the thorough and forthright Draft Review of the Barwon-Darling Water Sharing Plan. We support all of the Commission’s recommendations.We raise two additional matters for the Commission’s consideration:
Problems with the Murray-Darling Basin can't be skimmed over
by Maryanne Slattery
[Originally published in The Canberra Times, 13 July 2019]
Southern Discomfort: Water losses in the southern Murray Darling Basin
Decisions by the Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) to flood the Barmah-Millewa forest and drain Menindee Lakes have reduced water for NSW Murray general security holders, who have zero allocation for 2018-19.
Irrigators & environment dudded by Basin Authority
The Australia Institute has released new research showing that the Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) caused ecological harm and reduced water to irrigators when it caused floods at the ‘Barmah choke’ and drained the Menindee Lakes.