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Australian Government Caretaker Period

A Federal Election has been called for Saturday, 18 May,  2019. This means the Australian Government and the Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) has now entered a caretaker period. The caretaker period begins at the time the House of Representatives is dissolved, and continues until the election result is clear.

During the caretaker period, the business of government continues along with ordinary matters of administration, with some exceptions. During this period, no significant new decisions or initiatives, appointments or contractual undertakings will be made by the MDBA.

We are planning a range of business as usual activities during this time.

MDBA reporting and publishing activities during the Federal Election  
River Operations reports Weekly
Drought update Fortnighly
River Reach newsletter Monthly
River Murray – annual operating plan June 2019
Water resource plan quarterly report June 2019
Historic overview of capacity report June 2019


MDBA engagement activities during the Federal Election  
Basin and Eggs breakfast series Monthly
Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations (MLDRIN) Wimmera-Mallee WRPs assessment workshop 20 March 2019
Narran Lakes Open Day 11 April 2019
Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations (MLDRIN) full gathering 11 - 12 April 2019
Native Fish Management & Recovery Strategy (NFMRS) Development – workshops and meetings with govt and stakeholders April – May 2019
The Living Murray Indigenous Partnerships Program (IPP) Forum and Icon Site manager Forum May 2019