Ley says she is advocating for farmers
By Sussan Ley, Federal Member for Farrer and Federal Environment Minister.
If you are to listen to the politicians, the problems with the Barmah Choke have just occurred in the last irrigation season.
Two months into the job as Goulburn-Murray Water managing director, I remain on a steep learning curve.
South Australia’s Royal Commissioner Bret Walker tells an interesting story, but it is one with quite a few gaps.
What an incentive article (A year of achievement, by Murray-Darling Basin Authority chair Neil Andrew) in Country News on January 1.
I am writing to you about the article published in Country News on January 8.
I congratulate and thank the efforts of Country News staff, together with so many correspondents, who have valiantly highlighted local water issues of more immediate concern over the past year. If only we could say it has all been worthwhile.
There appears to be confusion as to the cause of the environmental damage being done by unnaturally high flows along the Goulburn and Murray rivers.
Before long our politicians and their staff, along with the numerous public servants who are charged with policy decisions and implementation, will take their Christmas break.
The last minute decision to include an additional 450Gl in the Murray-Basin Basin Plan was based on a ‘blue sky thinking’ workshop, undertaken by experienced river operators and the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, modelling a relaxed constraints 3200Gl scenario, using flows that have since been significantly reduced due to the impacts that would have resulted from the subsequent major flooding.
Nestlé today announced plans to close its Tongala factory meaning all 106 roles at the factory will be made redundant. The closure of the factory, which primarily produces tinned milk products, will be staged progressively throughout a period of up...
Authorities are investigating the suspected poisoning of 120 protected native birds, including 76 wedge-tailed eagles, after they were discovered on a property near Violet Town.
Voices for change and supportive applause is echoing across Tocumwal, as at least 1000 people rally to ‘Fix the Basin Plan’. Farmers and community members from across the district have flooded the Tocumwal Foreshore, many travelling for hours to...