‘Enough is enough’ Nationals call for unity across the Murray-Darling Basin

The Nationals are blasting Federal Labor for playing political games, rather than providing bipartisan support that puts local farmers and the environment first. At the Senate Committee into the Murray-Darling Basin Plan at Shepparton today, local Indigenous and farming group representatives expressed concerns over the management of the Basin, which stem back more than a…

Nationals urged watchdog to call out discriminatory practices by banks against rural industries

Nationals Senators are calling on the big banks to stop putting their politically charged climate policies ahead of the jobs of hardworking Australians. Leader of the Nationals in the Senate and Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, along with NSW Nationals Senator Perin Davey, used today’s Senate Estimates to urge the industry’s watchdog to call out…

Putting communities at the heart of the Basin Plan

The Morrison-McCormack Government is delivering on its commitment to focus on off-farm projects to recover environmental water in the Murray-Darling Basin. Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia, Keith Pitt, is announcing the Water Efficiency Program (WEP) will close and be replaced by a water saving program that does not impact farmers’ water entitlements. “My…

Grants to improve the health of rivers and wetlands in the Murray–Darling Basin

Basin farmers, landholders and community organisations in Victoria will be able to apply for a share of $6 million in grants to deliver practical on-ground projects that improve the health of rivers and wetlands in the Murray–Darling Basin. Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia, Keith Pitt, said the $20 million Murray–Darling Healthy Rivers Program…

Economic development grants put communities and jobs at the heart of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan

Communities throughout the Murray-Darling Basin can now apply for a share of $34 million in grants to stimulate job growth and boost economic development under the third round of the Economic Development Program (EDP). Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia, Keith Pitt, said the third round of the EDP, which opens from this Wednesday…

Nationals Delivering for Victorian Basin Communities

Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie welcomed today’s announcement of no more water buybacks from irrigators and strengthened compliance within the Murray Darling Basin Authority that the Victorian Nationals have been pushing for. Today’s Murray–Darling Communities Investment Package means Victorian communities will share in an overhaul of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan that will see over…