Livestock producers crippled by reticulated water bills have welcomed SA-Best’s election commitment to offer interest-free, long-term loans to invest in private infrastructure.
FORMER Law Court of Australia president Bret Walker will be appointed to lead the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission by Premier Jay Weatherill.
WATER security along the Murray-Darling Basin was in the spotlight as senators went to Broken Hill, NSW, and Adelaide late last week.
DEBATE has raged for years about the importance of the barrages to the health of the River Murray, but speakers at the Murray Darling Association national conference agreed they were crucial to the river system.
A CHANGING climate that has the potential to turn the temperature in river communities to those similar in outback towns highlights the need for action to ensure the long-term health of the Murray Darling Basin.
AIMING to put the importance of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan back on the agenda, a series of meetings were held across the basin recently called the Health Rivers Roadshow.
FAR West NSW landholders believe they are facing another dry Lower Darling River if upcoming Menindee Lakes water releases by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority are to go ahead.
RESEARCHERS from five states are collaborating to develop an international best-practice method to accurately determine the total weight, or biomass of carp in Australia’s waterways.