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Preventing Murray-Darling water theft: independent monitoring by satellites?

Guest Author, 20 September 2017

Forget the random audits – why not use satellites to monitor everywhere in the Murray-Darling Basin, all the time?

Additional water now available for Gulf agriculture projects

Grain Central, 31 August 2017

Previously unallocated water from the Gulf water catchment in north west Queensland is being made available to agriculture by the Queensland Government.

Funding boost for Victorian irrigation projects

Grain Central, 30 August 2017

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.

Inquiry launched into Murray Darling water theft and corruption issues

Grain Central, 18 August 2017

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.

Strategic water acquisition in Qld’s Condamine Balonne

Grain Central, 16 August 2017

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 to conduct review into water metering

Grain Central, 15 August 2017

Queensland Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, Anthony Lynham, has announced that the Queensland Government will conduct an independent review into rural water metering.

Policy inertia renders northern irrigation a pipe dream: Farley

Grain Central, 01 August 2017

A lack of infrastructure planning and hydrological survey data is holding back irrigation development in northern Australia.

Opinion: Murray Darling revelations put into perspective

Guest Author, 26 July 2017

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.

Exploitation claims threaten integrity of Murray Darling Plan

Grain Central, 25 July 2017

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.

Uri Park sells in lively southern NSW property market

Guest Author, 24 July 2017

Darlington Point property Uri Park has been sold privately by the Shaw family to a European interest for an undisclosed price.