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Australia: Murray Darling Basin Plan - update - Holding Redlich

ABC Four Corners program 'Cash Splash' looked at the alleged waste of taxpayer money under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.
Mondaq - Published

Murray-Darling success: 18 Sydney Harbours returned to rivers while towns thrive

The cost to taxpayers - about $4000 a megalitre - might sound high, but consider the communities saved and the jobs created.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

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Farrer's fury: in rural NSW, voters' anger over water is at boiling point – video [Video]Farrer's fury: in rural NSW, voters' anger over water is at boiling point – video

Gabrielle Chan visits the electorate of Farrer, which stretches from Wentworth in the west of the state to Albury in the east and covers around 126,000 square kilometres. The sitting member, Sussan..

Credit: Guardian     Duration: 07:47Published

Protesters Stage Climate Change Sit-in at Parliament House, Canberra [Video]Protesters Stage Climate Change Sit-in at Parliament House, Canberra

Protesters blocked the foyer of Parliament House in the Australian capital of Canberra on Wednesday, February 13, forcing the area to be closed to visitors.The protesters demanded action following..

Credit: Storyful Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

What caused the death of a million fish in Australia’s Murray-Darling Basin? – video [Video]What caused the death of a million fish in Australia’s Murray-Darling Basin? – video

Up to a million fish, including 100-year-old Murray cod, have died in one of the biggest environmental catastrophes to hit the river. Australia’s Murray-Darling Basin river system is the life blood..

Credit: Guardian     Duration: 04:24Published

‘It’s a depressing sight’: Another mass fish kill expected in Menindee [Video]‘It’s a depressing sight’: Another mass fish kill expected in Menindee

Guardian photographer Mike Bowers speaks with Menindee locals as they watch huge Murray cod struggling in the shallows. 'It’s a tragedy for the Murray Darling Basin,’ says Graeme McCrabb while..

Credit: The Guardian Studio     Duration: 01:45Published

‘It’s a depressing sight’: Another mass fish kill expected in Menindee – video [Video]‘It’s a depressing sight’: Another mass fish kill expected in Menindee – video

Guardian photographer Mike Bowers speaks with Menindee locals as they watch huge Murray cod struggling in the shallows. 'It’s a tragedy for the Murray Darling Basin,’ says Graeme McCrabb while..

Credit: Guardian     Duration: 01:46Published

Australia Sees Worst Heat Wave In 80 Years [Video]Australia Sees Worst Heat Wave In 80 Years

(CNN)An extreme heat wave that is breaking records across Australia is expected to peak in many parts of the country Friday, with temperatures forecast to stay above 40 C degrees Celsius (104 F) for..

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Chris Corrigan and ABC trade barbs in stoush over Murray Darling report

A stoush involving leading Chris Corrigan and the public broadcaster has erupted following a Four Corners report on the Murray-Darling basin plan
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Water: Outrage of selling water so the corporates profit

Readers discuss the revelations, exposed by Four Corners, about the Murray-Darling Basin plan.
The Age - Published

Victoria’s role in Murray-Darling river rorts deserves scrutiny

Countless independent authorities have pointed out that ruling out water buybacks leads to wasting public money and exposing the system to rorts.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

$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.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Billions spent on Murray-Darling water infrastructure, here's the result

A study into the Murray Darling water plan has highlighted the need for a continual review of risks, as Australia grapples with the management of an extraordinary complex natural system.
SBS - 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

Basin water projects working: fed minister

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

Environment Minister floats 'lending' Murray Darling environmental water to farmers

Sussan Ley cited the need for "flexibility" to allow water storages intended for environmental use to be "borrowed" by struggling farmers.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Nature is resilient if we act now: Goodall

World-renowned conservationist Jane Goodall lists Australia's poisoning of wild dingoes and misuse of the Murray-Darling as examples of wildlife destruction.
SBS - Published

Aust competition watchdog to look at water

The coalition will get the competition watchdog to examine water trading in the Murray Darling Basin after referring government purchases to an audit.
SBS - Published

Ex-Nats leader dunks coalition on water

Former deputy prime minister Tim Fischer has criticised the government's "clunky" management of elements of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.
SBS - Published

Murray-Darling water use increased even as basin dried out, ABS says

The Murray-Darling Basin accounted for about 70 per cent of agricultural water use nationally in 2017-18.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Fate of the Fitzroy: Murray-Darling mistakes drive water future across Australia

The Murray-Darling river 'disaster' is being referenced in water allocation discussions for the Fitzroy River in Western Australia's Kimberley region.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Labor demands judicial inquiry into water

Labor has stopped short of backing a push for a royal commission into the Murray-Darling Basin Plan but wants an inquiry into controversial water purchases.
SBS - Published

Labor to seek probe into water scandal

Labor has stopped short of backing a push for a royal commission into the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, but wants an inquiry into a controversial water purchase.
SBS - Published

Joyce can't wash hands of Murray-Darling buyback

Quote of the election campaign from Barnaby Joyce: "It's not my job" .
Sydney Morning Herald - Published

Water woes: Another chapter added to a book that’s growing

Age readers discuss Murray-Darling water buybacks and water policy for Australia.
The Age - Published

Calls for Murray-Darling inquiry growing

Liberal campaign spokesman Simon Birmingham has dismissed calls for a royal commission into the management of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.
SBS - Published

Environment back in focus as campaigning resumes

The Murray-Darling Basin may be the centre of debate as the leaders return to the campaign trail after the Easter truce.
SBS - Published

Growing calls for a water royal commission

The Greens party is urging Labor to back a royal commission into the Murray-Darling plan and water buybacks.
SBS - Published

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