Murray-Darling Basin Authority

Flooded with criticism, MDBA finds a small island of common ground

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority says the recent South Australian royal commission produced some “useful analysis and insights” and notes a few “areas of agreement” in its formal response, but argues it would be too risky for governments to follow the inquiry’s main recommendations. Read More

Basin Plan ensures fair share through drought

As drought rages, this week's release of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan 5-year assessment draft by the Productivity Commission has sparked a debate about its future. Upsetting the balance and support enjoyed by the basin plan risks both a healthy river system and agriculture production. Read More