Forget the random audits – why not use satellites to monitor everywhere in the Murray-Darling Basin, all the time?
Previously unallocated water from the Gulf water catchment in north west Queensland is being made available to agriculture by the Queensland Government.
The Federal Government has announced the allocation of $40 million in funding for irrigation projects in Victoria under the government’s $500m National Water Infrastructure Development Fund.
The Senate has moved to establish an inquiry into the integrity of the water market in the Murray-Darling Basin, following revelations of improper conduct that aired on the ABC’s Four Corners program on July 24.
The Commonwealth Government has made a strategic acquisition of more than 28 gigalitres (GL) (26 GL LTAAY) in Queensland’s Condamine–Balonne region in a significant step towards achieving the remaining water recovery required under the Murray–Darling Basin Plan.
Queensland Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, Anthony Lynham, has announced that the Queensland Government will conduct an independent review into rural water metering.
A lack of infrastructure planning and hydrological survey data is holding back irrigation development in northern Australia.
The fundamental design of the Murray Darling Plan is good, but the implementation of the plan has a number of shortcomings, according to Dr David Adamson from The Centre for Global Food and Resources.
The integrity of the Murray Darling Basin Plan has been thrown into question following revelations on last night’s ABC Four Corners program of alleged illegal water extraction and back room subterfuge.
Darlington Point property Uri Park has been sold privately by the Shaw family to a European interest for an undisclosed price.