Tag: Murray-Darling Basin

New FOI ruling orders disclosure of CSIRO internal documents on its response to Murray-Darling criticisms

The information commissioner says release of material previously redacted by the scientific agency is a matter of public interest An important freedom of information ruling from the information commissioner involving the CSIRO has set a new bar on when the public service can withhold documents detailing internal deliberations if they concern matters of public importance. […]

Irrigators given subsidies under $4bn Murray-Darling scheme drew more water, study finds

Study argued such schemes are like ‘robbing Peter to pay Paul, while half of irrigators said program was ‘wasteful’ A new study has found that the government’s $4bn Murray-Darling irrigation efficiency program, designed to make farms more efficient while returning some of the saved water to the environment has actually led to irrigators who received […]

Federal government withholds water funding from NSW in Murray Darling standoff

Minister disappointed that New South Wales did not submit Murray Darling Basin resource plans The federal government is withholding millions of dollars from the New South Wales government for failing to complete water resource plans for the Murray Darling Basin. In a letter to the state’s water minister, Melinda Pavey, the federal water resources minister, […]