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Conservation Groups Say Australia’s Federal Budget Fails to Address Murray Darling Basin Plan Target

Environmental conservation groups across four Australian states have criticised the Albanese government for failing to add additional funding from the federal budget towards meeting targets set under the Murray Darling Basin Plan (MDBP). Environment Victoria, Nature Conservation Council NSW, Queensland Conservation Council, and the Conservation Council of South Australia have said that while the Albanese…


Labor Fails Farming Communities as Deadline for Murray Darling Basin Plan Looms

Australia’s water minister has announced another round of water buybacks from farmers as the 2024 deadline looms for Federal Labor to meet the targets under the Murray Darling Basin Plan. The announcement, which was made on Feb. 22, ends weeks of speculation about the return of water buybacks. Buybacks were limited by the former Coalition government…


Community Group Calls on Aussie Govt to Address ‘Imperfections’ of Murray Darling Basin Plan

A community group is encouraging the federal government to call out and address the “imperfections” of the controversial Murray Darling Basin Plan while urging for a greater understanding of the plan’s environmental impacts. Speaking on the National Rural news podcast on Jan. 12, Shelley Scoullar, Chair and co-founder of the Speak Up Campaign—an advocacy group…


Calls for States to Boycott the Federal Government’s Water Rights Intervention

Australia’s food production and security will be “at risk” if the New South Wales (NSW) and Victorian state governments do not withdraw from the contentious Murray Darling Basin Plan, one community representative has warned. Jan Beer, a representative from the Upper Murray River Catchment Association in Victoria, told The Epoch Times that the implications of…


Australia’s Water Minister Hints at Extending Murray-Darling Basin Plan’s Deadline

Australia’s federal water minister Tanya Plibersek has hinted at the potential extension of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan’s 2024 deadline, acknowledging the states’ difficulty in achieving the plan within the set time-frame. In a meeting with basin states on Oct. 12—the first since Plibersek was appointed the portfolio in May—Plibersek said the federal government was committed…


NSW Seeks Water Delivery Exemption as Basin Deadline Looms

New South Wales’s (NSW) water minister has said that his state will not be able to meet its June 2024 deadline to deliver the water savings it had agreed to, and has instead called for an exemption. Victoria’s water minister has also joined NSW in calling for an exemption following a review by the state’s…