Lower numbers at MDBA Mildura

TODAY’S Murray Darling Basin Authority public forum in Mildura has run over time. MDBA chairman Craig Knowles and Federal Water Minister Tony Burke agreed to stay back after the scheduled finishing time of 5pm to continue discussions with local irrigators and community representatives. With seating available for 800, the venue was about half full at…

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MDBA consultations a sham

Joint press release with Senator Barnaby Joyce, Shadow Minister for Regional Development, Local Government & Water The Murray-Darling Basin Authority’s approach to consultation is a rolling sham said Senators Barnaby Joyce and Bridget McKenzie today.  “The whole process smacks of a conspiracy against consultation. The MDBA appears to have no interest in listening to the…

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Murray community must make itself heard

On the dawn of the Mildura public forum and with just 65 days remaining in the consultation period, The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie implored Victorians to have their say on the Murray Darling Basin Plan. “No one understands the importance of a sustainable river system and environment more than the people living in…

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Basin Plan Input Crucial To Sunraysia

Sunraysia and Robinvale residents are urged to attend a Murray Darling Basin Plan public meeting at Mildura Settlers in 8th Street this Friday, 10 February at 2pm. The Nationals Victorian Senator Bridget McKenzie and Member for Mallee John Forrest said elements of the plan that could have adverse impacts on the state’s river communities must…

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Senator McKenzie heads to Horsham

The Wimmera’s standing as a grains research hub was highlighted today in a meeting between Horsham Rural City Council (RCC) and Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie. The Nationals Senator said she was impressed by the spectrum of education pathways available in Horsham to those wishing to pursue a career in agricultural business or research. Senator…

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