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Largest drainage basin of Australia

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Murray–Darling basin: Largest drainage basin of Australia
The Murray–Darling basin is a large geographical area in the interior of southeastern Australia. Its name is derived from its two major rivers, the Murray River and the Darling River. The basin, which drains around one-seventh of the Australian land mass, is one of the most significant agricultural areas in Australia. It spans most of the states of New South Wales and Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory, and parts of the states of Queensland and South Australia. The basin is 3,375 kilometres (2,097 mi) in length, with the Murray River being 2,508 km (1,558 mi) long.

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Ripping up Murray-Darling plan would ignore the lessons of history

Abandoning the water-sharing plan for the Murray-Darling Basin would undermine the good work it has already done in the face of a wicked drought problem.
The Age - Published

'On their knees': Drought and nuts blamed for 'decimating' food sector

Farm industries across the Murray-Darling Basin are 'seriously on their knees', with dairy and rice among the hardest hit.
The Age - Published

New fish kill strategy unveiled as rivers heat up again

The federal government has warned of "another hot summer with very little water" as it outlines plans on preventing a repeat of catastrophic Murray-Darling fish kills.
The Age - Published

'Something needs to be done:' Farmers rally to revise Murray Darling Basin plan

Australian farmers have come in their thousands to country New South Wales to rally for a revision of the Murray Darling Basin Management Plan.
SBS - Published

$20 million committed to new Murray-Darling climate change study

Water Minister David Littleproud has unveiled a $20 million study into climate change, ecology and hydrology in the Murray-Darling Basin.
SBS - Published

Climate change key to new basin research

Water Minister David Littleproud has announced $20 million for a new study into climate change, ecology and hydrology in the Murray-Darling Basin.
SBS - Published

Inspector-General appointed to oversee integrity of Murray-Darling Basin

Federal, state and territory water ministers have agreed to appoint a new Inspector-General to oversee the integrity of the Murray-Darling Basin.
SBS - Published

'Tough cop' to police Murray-Darling Basin

Federal, state and territory water ministers have agreed to appoint a new Inspector-General to oversee the integrity of the Murray-Darling Basin.
SBS - Published

Victorian farmers swap rare furry Simba Ooshie toy for irrigation water

Farmers in regional Victoria are trying to trade a rare Woolworths Lion King collectable for irrigation water, in a bid to raise awareness over the alleged mismanagement of the Murray-Darling Basin.
SBS - Published

$13b rescue plan for Murray-Darling Basin doesn't pass the pub test

Taxpayers are spending as much as twice as much for water as they need to - and too often it's not returning to the rivers.
The Age - Published

'Rort' claim ignites Murray-Darling stoush

Questions surrounding a water efficiency program at the heart of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan have sparked a fierce backlash from farmers and the government.
SBS - Published

Murray-Darling consensus needed after years of governments muddying waters

The Murray-Darling Basin stretches over a million square kilometres and four states, making it a textbook case of competing interests and jurisdictions.
The Age - Published

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