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2018 disclosure log
Reference Number Release Date Description of Information Released Summary of Documents Released
FOI 100 7 December 2018

External correspondence (excluding attachments, but including filenames/document titles of attachments) between Senior Executive Staff (SES) of the Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) and any staff of the following:

a. The Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources' Office;
b. Cotton Australia;
c. National Irrigators' Council; or
d. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC),
that relate directly to:
e. ABC's Four Corners program 'Pumped: Who's benefitting from the billions spent on the Murray-Darling?' sent or received from 24 July 2017 (the date the program aired) to 7 September 2018;
f. ABC's Background Briefing 'Best laid plans: The Murray Darling Basin in crisis'(Parts 1, 2 and 3) from 27 April 2018 (the date the Part 1 was podcast) to 7 September 2018.

2. Final documents or correspondence submitted or sent by the MDBA as formal complaints to the ABC regarding any ABC program or report between 24 July 2017 and 7 September 2018.

Include only the final email in any complete email chain, so as to include at least one copy of each email within scope.

Exclude duplicate documents or documents which are publicly available.

Exclude any draft materials.

Exclude signatures, phone numbers and names of staff below SES.

Full access granted to 1 document.

Partial access granted to 8 documents.

Refuse access to 3 documents.

FOI 97 26 September 2018

I request all modelling reports relating to Unimplemented Policy Measures and / or Pre-Requisite Policy Measures between 1 November 2013 and 30 June 2014. 

Please exclude any material that has been made previously available and identify where that information has been made available. 

Please exclude the names of any staff below Executive Level 2, and all signatures. Please exclude duplicates and include only the last complete email chain in each.

Full access granted to 6 documents.

Partial access granted to 14 documents.

FOI 99 31 August 2018

Documents relating to costs paid by the MDBA per annum to an external marketing company to run the MDBA Facebook page.

No documents found.

FOI 96 29 August 2018

I request all correspondence including all attachments sent between 7 November to 23 November 2016 where that correspondence refers to, had attached or was sent along with the draft or final Northern Basin Review report, and where that correspondence was sent to or received from:

  • The Deputy Prime Minister’s Office
  • The Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resource’s Office
  • Any staff of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
  • The contractor engaged to assist with the Northern Basin Review

Please exclude any material that has been made previously available and identify where that information has been made available.

Please exclude the names of any staff below Executive Level 2, and all signatures.

Please exclude duplicates and include only the last complete email chain in each.

Partial access granted to 7 document. Full access granted to 3 documents.

FOI 98 24 August 2018

I refer to Question on Notice 165 of the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee, Additional estimates, March 2018 (here).

I request the documents that were attached to correspondence listed in this Question on Notice there named Attachments 3 and 4.

Please exclude the names of any staff below Executive Level 2, and all signatures.

Please exclude duplicates and include only the last complete email chain in each.

Partial access granted to 1 document. Full access granted to 5 documents.

FOI 91 20 August 2018
  1. All emails sent in response to the email that is Document 33 (including all complete email chains sent by anyone in which that email was included);
  2. Any other subsequent emails that related to the reports mentioned in Document 33, namely
    • FOI 90: Technical Report – Ecological Needs of Low Flows in the Barwon-Darling
    • Technical Report – Observed Flows in the Barwon-Darling A Hydrologic Investigation Include all attachments. Include only the final email in any email complete email chain, so as to include at least one copy of each email within scope.

Exclude duplicate documents or anything where the agency can indicate where it is publicly available.

Exclude signatures and phone numbers, and names of staff below EL2.

Full access granted to 4 documents.

Partial access granted to 38 documents.

Refuse access to 9 documents.

FOI 93 23 July 2018

Under the FOI Act I would like to request the NBR Report sent by email to Rory Treweeke from Russell James on 16 November 2016.

Partial access granted to 1 document.

FOI 90 29 May 2018

Under the FOI Act I request all documents created from 1 November 2016 to 22 March 2018 that are

a. reports, memos or briefings containing:

  1. any analysis of observed (or actual or gauged) flows in the Northern Murray-Darling Basin and/or the Lower Darling;
  2. any comparison of modelled flows to observed (or actual, or gauged) flows in the Northern Murray-Darling Basin and/or the Lower Darling;
correspondence in which the results of any analysis of observed flows, or comparison of observed with modelled flows, in the Northern Murray-Darling Basin and/or the Lower Darling, was provided to external stakeholders, including documents that were attached or sent along with that correspondence.

Full access granted to 34 documents.

Partial access granted to 28 documents.

Refuse access to 2 documents.
FOI 89 22 May 2018

Under the FOI Act I request

a. Final hydrological modelling scenario outputs produced for "BP-2800" (MDBA (2012) Hydrologic modelling to inform the proposed Basin Plan: Methods and results), specifically daily volume by gauge for:

  • Border Rivers,
  • Gwydir,
  • Namoi-Peel,
  • Macquarie-Castlereagh and Bogan,
  • Barwon-Darling,
  • Paroo and Warrego.
All hydrological modelling outputs provided to Daren Barmah during 2016.

Full access granted to 1 document.

Partial access granted to 7 documents.
FOI 88 22 May 2018

Under the FOI Act I request

a. all documents created between 1 January 2011 to 1 December 2016 that that include or refer to

  1. The accreditation of the Barwon-Darling Cap Model;
The provisional accreditation of the Barwon-Darling Cap Model.

Full access granted to 7 documents.

Partial access granted to 85 documents.
FOI 87 22 May 2018

Under the FOI Act I request documents created between January 2015 and 23 March 2018 that are:

a. the following:

  • "Pre-Requisite Policy Measures Assessment Guidelines"
  • All draft or final versions of any "Pre-Requisite Policy Measures Implementation Plan" for New South Wales and the River Murray;
  • Any MDBA assessment of Pre-Requisite Policy Measures Implementation Plans for New South Wales and the River Murray;
  • Any independent review of any MDBA assessment of Pre-Requisite Policy Measures Implementation Plans;
  • Any final reports or briefings outlining results for the delivery of environmental water Multi-site environmental watering trials (also known as Large scale watering events, or Environmental watering activities) – excluding documents that refer only to the use of that water or ecological results without referring to the results of environmental water delivery;

b. all comments about the above documents (in part 1 of this request) provided to the MDBA by the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder (CEWH) or the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office (CEWO), and any documents referring to CEWH or CEWO responses;

any correspondence with the authors of any independent review of any MDBA assessment of Pre-Requisite Policy Measures Implementation Plans or the Pre-requisite Policy Measures Assessment Guidelines regarding those assessment – including the Terms of Reference, conduct of and content of those assessments and all attachments.

Partial access granted to 112 documents.

Refuse access to 2 documents.
FOI 85 9 May 2018 Documents supporting the Authority's decision to propose adjustments to the southern basin recovery target by 605 GL (the SDL adjustment determination), including the processes involved in making the decision and how associated Basin Plan outcomes will be achieved.

Full access granted to 96 documents.

Partial access granted to 189 documents (s47F – personal privacy and s47B – Commonwealth-State relations).

Refuse access to 1 document (s47B – Commonwealth-State relations).

FOI 83 9 April 2018
  1. all versions of the Northern Basin Review Report, including where marked as draft or for consultation or under embargo or embargoed, that were created or sent by the MDBA in November 2016, and sent to people or agencies outside of the MDBA; and
  2. any correspondence in November 2016 which had attached, was sent along with, or contains a link to any draft version of the Northern Basin Review Report, whether sent externally or not.

Full access granted to 3 documents.

Partial access granted to 34 documents (s47F – personal privacy).

FOI 82 15 March 2018
  1. All documents in relation to the introduction of the proposed amendment to the continuous accounting model (CAM) in the Border Rivers Water Management Area (as described in the provided information sheet -TRIM Ref D18/1987);
  2. Documents, dated on or after 1 January 2016 in relation to any proposed amendment to:
    1. The Water Plan (Border Rivers) 2003;
    2. The Border Rivers Resource Operations Plan (in particular, section 250);
    3. The Resource Operations Licences which are subject to the Water Plan (Border Rivers) 2013 and the Border Rivers Resource Operations Plan; and
    4. The operations Manuals held pursuant to the Resource Operations Licences mentioned above;
  3. Any modelling (hydrological or otherwise) in relation to the proposed amendment to the CAM in the Border Rivers Water Management Area (as described in the information sheet);
  4. Any reports correspondence (including emails), notes or other documents in relation to hydrological or other modelling mentioned in item 3 above;
  5. All documents in relation to the measurement of water flows in the Weir and Barwon river system (specifically in relation to the Newinga breakout and the Upper Newinga Breakout of Barwon water into the Weir River and vice versa, upstream of Worral Creek and downstream of measuring points in the Weir river) dated on or after January 1 1993;
  6. Any submissions in relation to the Border Rivers Water Plan or Water Resource Plan to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority for Assessment pursuant to section 63 of the Water Act 2007 (Cth);
  7. All documents in relation to the assessment of submissions made by, or on behalf of;
    1. Reardon Operations PTY LTD, Reardon Farms P/Ship, Reardon Farms Pty Ltd, JKM Partnership Pty Ltd, More Mud Pty Ltd, Kotaki Pty Ltd;
    2. Border Rivers Food and fibre; and/or
    3. Mr Owen Droop of OD Hydrology;
  8. All documents in relation to data from the Jericho river gauge in the lower weir river, the Talwood gauge in the Lower weir river and the Kanowna gauge on the Barwon river;
  9. All documents in relation to case 0605J and Node 096 (Newinga system files versus Newinga rating); and
  10. All documents regarding modelling done by Rod Dew or other Hydrologists in the named areas and timeframe.

11 documents released in full.

9 documents released in part.

FOI 81 1 February 2018 Documents relating to the Indigenous Water sub-committee during the period 2009-2013.

11 documents released in full.

9 documents released in part.

FOI 80 29 January 2018

Minutes and papers, reports and correspondence of the Advisory Group for Hume to Yarrawonga Waterway Management (AGHYWM) meetings in 2016. In particular the meeting held in Howlong NSW around April 2016.

12 documents released in full.

5 documents released in part.

2017 disclosure log
Reference Number Release Date Description of information released Summary of Documents Released
FOI 79 30 November 2017
  1. Copies of any agenda papers prepared for Murray-Darling Basin Commission meetings 25 to 70 that relate to water market reform.
  2. Copies of any agenda papers prepared for Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council meetings 11 to 30 that relate to water market reform.
  3. Extracts from minutes of Murray-Darling Basin Commission meetings 25 to 70 when trade or property rights are mentioned in relation to the implementation of the Cap. If the reference is substantive, a copy of the relevant agenda paper should be provided.
  4. A copy of Appendix B from an MDBC paper entitled 'An Audit of Water use in the Murray-Darling Basin - Water use and healthy rivers – Working towards a Balance – June 1995.

37 documents released in full.

16 documents released in part.

FOI 78 21 September 2017 Copy of paper 'Lessons learnt from 2016 floods'. 1 document released in part.
FOI 71 20 March 2017

Correspondence and documents relating to the Northern Basin review and specific organisations between 22 November 2015 and 22 November 2016.

Meeting notes and minutes in relation to the Northern Basin Review public consultation process.

64 documents released in full.

119 documents released in part.

FOI 68 8 March 2017 Information, correspondence and documents relating to the Northern Basin Review and specific organisations, originating between 22 November 2015 and 22 November 2016.

197 documents released in full.

372 documents released in part.

FOI 69 7 February 2017 Information, imaging and documents relating to the use of water and water flows in various sections of the Barwon-Darling River, originating between March 2014 and December 2016.

56 documents released in full.

29 documents released in part.

FOI 70

24 January 2017

1. Copies of documents relating to the Northern Basin review, sent by Namoi Water and subsequently received by the Murray–Darling Basin Authority.

2. Copies of documents relating to matters raised by Namoi Water to the Murray–Darling Basin Authority regarding the Northern Basin Review, originating between 1 July 2016 and 22 November 2016.

47 documents released in full.

71 documents released in part.

2016 disclosure log
Reference Number Release Date Description of Information Released Summary of Documents Released
FOI 66 5 May 2016

Information, images or locations pertaining to the aircraft wrecks in and around Lake Victoria that the MDBA may hold.

1 document released in full.
2015 disclosure log
Reference Number Release Date Description of Information Released Summary of Documents Released
FOI 65 17 August 2015
  1. Copies of documents which record communications between the Murray-Darling Basin Authority and the State Water Corporation in relation to water releases at the Hume Dam, Edwards River, or Stevens Weir during specific periods from September 2010 to July 2012.
  2. Copies of documents which record communications between the Murray-Darling Basin Authority and the State Water Corporation in relation to the impact or potential impact of water releases at the Hume Dam between 1 August 2010 to 1 November 2012 inclusive on the Stevens Weir Fishway Project.
126 documents released in part.
FOI 64 17 June 2015 Scoping Report State 1A, Review of the Murray-Darling Basin Agreement, MDB Agreement Review Taskforce, April 2010. 1 document released in part.
FOI 63 13 February 2015

Copies of any papers prepared for Ministerial Council since January 2007 that discuss the efficacy of long term cap equivalent (LTCE) numbers with respect to the Living Murray program entitlements and internal discussion papers prepared prior to the Ministerial Council discussion on the issue.

45 documents released in part.
2014 disclosure log
Reference Number Release Date Description of Information Released Summary of Documents Released
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2013 disclosure log
Reference Number Release Date Description of Information Released Summary of Documents Released
FOI 57 3 July 2013 Copies of Agendas provided, confirmed Minutes, and Decision Registers of the Murray-Darling Basin Commission meetings for 2006 and 2007.

13 documents released in full.

10 documents released in part.

FOI 53 8 April 2013

Documents held by the Authority in relation to environmental flow releases from the Hume Reservoir from beginning of August 2010 to end of February 2011 inclusive which specify:

  1. Dates of each environmental flow release for the period specified.
  2. The volumes of environmental flows measured in megalitres for flows at both the Hume Dam (Hume releases) and official recordings downstream of Yarrawonga Storage.
  3. The volumes of environmental flows and the volumes of natural river (base case) flows during the periods stated.
  4. The source of the environmental flows, for example, which environmental parcels of water was used and which authority had responsibility for the parcels of water used for environmental flows.
  5. How decisions on environmental flows were made and what specific environmental outcome was sought.
  6. Any communications between river operators and environmental water managers in relation to actual release of environmental flows which indicate:
    1. what the objectives for the releases were;
    2. what led to the release decisions;
    3. what flow rates resulted from the decisions;
    4. who made the decisions;
    5. whose water it was.

7 documents were released in full.

42 documents were released in part.

FOI 55 30 January 2013

Documents held by the Authority in relation to copies of all final reports and/or advice provided as a result of the following consultancies, as identified in Attachment A of the answer to Question on Notice 171 asked through the Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications May 2012 Budget Estimates in the Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities portfolio:

  1.  Sinclair Knight Merz Pty Ltd – Assessing the consistency of interim and transitional water resource lans and state legislation against the proposed Basin Plan water trading rules.
  2. Maywald Consultants Pty Ltd – Advice on MDBA engagement with South Australian stakeholders.
  3. Sinclair Knight Merz Pty Ltd – An assessment of the costs and benefits of integrating the functions and assets of the Border Rivers Commission in to the Murray –Darling Basin Authority.
  4. Anthony S Blunn – Conflict advisory services for members of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority.
  5. KPMG – Expert assistance to deliver an estimate of States implementation costs.

1 document released in full.

2 documents released in part.

FOI 54 14 January 2013

Documents held by the Authority in relation to a copy of the latest briefing by the Murray Darling Basin Authority on the pros and cons of removing (or permanently opening) the River Murray barrages and/or the latest briefing by the Authority on the impact of allowing seawater incursions into the Lower Lakes of the River Murray.

2 documents were released in part.
2012 disclosure log
Reference Number Release Date Description of Information Released Summary of Documents Released
FOI 51 17 December 2012

Documents held by the Authority in relation to the copy of the final, or current draft(s) of the, Sustainable Rivers Audit report (as referred to on the Authority's website at http://mdba.gov.au/programs/sustainable-rivers-audit.

5 documents released in full.
FOI 52 22 November 2012 Documents held by the Authority in relation to the final report, significant draft versions of the report, and terms of reference, relating to an independent audit of Base Diversion Limits being conducted by Barma Water Resources in 2012. 10 documents released in part.
FOI 50 12 September 2012

Documents held by the Authority in relation to:

  1. Executive-level reports or analysis conducted by or for the Authority, or received by the Authority, on the capacity of South Australian water users to achieve further water savings by the following means:
    1. More efficient irrigation infrastructure;
    2. More efficient water delivery infrastructure (eg enclosing open channels as pipelines);
    3. NOT elimination of evaporation in naturally occurring lakes, billabongs, wetlands or river or creek channels.
  2. Outcomes of the same analysis conducted concerning New South Wales and Victoria respectively; 
  3. Estimates or actual amounts that the Authority is aware of that have been paid by the Federal Government since 1 January 2008 to each State for the type of savings described in point 1 above.

1 document released in full.

1 document released in part.

FOI 49 12 September 2012

Documents held by the Authority in relation to Schedule E Protocol of the Murray-Darling Basin Agreement – Access, Exit and Termination Fees:

  1. Who it is binding to.
  2. Who was meant to monitor, report and enforce the agreement.
  3. Who was involved in the drafting of the agreement.
  4. Minutes of all the meetings involved with the drafting and finalising of the agreement.
  5. All documents to support/ show how the document was formulated.    
  6. Any other documents to support whether Infrastructure operators have to abide by the agreement.

20 documents released in full.

104 documents released in part.

FOI 48 2 August 2012

Documents held by the Authority in relation to written or emailed correspondence between the Victorian Government and the Murray-Darling Basin Authority between 01/01/2012 and 04/06/2012 concerning the modelling that the Victorian Government has done in relation to the development of the Basin Plan.

17 documents were released in part.

FOI 47 25 July 2012

Documents held by the Authority in relation to:

  1. Letters sent or received after the publication of the Guide to the Proposed Basin Plan, between the Murray-Darling Basin Authority and any government of a Basin State (including Ministers thereof) regarding revising groundwater sustainable diversion limits contained in the Guide to the Proposed Basin Plan;
  2. Any correspondence sent or received between 1st October 2010 and 14th May 2012, between the Murray-Darling Basin Authority and any mining company, representative of a mining company or mining industry association regarding groundwater sustainable diversion limits; and
  3. Any correspondence sent by the current Chair of the Murray Darling Basin Authority to staff, Authority members or the Basin Community Committee regarding surface water sustainable diversion limits; and
  4. Any letters sent after the publication of the Guide to the Proposed Basin Plan by previous Chairs of the Murray Darling Basin Authority to staff, Authority members or the Basin Community Committee regarding surface water sustainable diversion limits; and
  5. Advice sent in April 2012 from the Basin Community Committee (or the Chair thereof) to the Authority (or the Chair thereof), regarding the Proposed Basin Plan.

10 documents released in full.

12 documents released in part.

FOI 41 26 March 2012 Dr Diana Day's letter of resignation to the Governor-General, and the Authority Chair's letter to Dr Day in response.

1 document released in full.

1 document released in part.

FOI 40 26 March 2012

Documents held by the Authority in relation to correspondence, since 28 January 2011, between the Authority Chair and/or Chief Executive and State/Territory Premiers/Ministers.

45 documents released in full.
FOI 42 24 February 2012

Document held by the Authority in relation to the copy of "Myth and the Murray – Management Of The Lower Lakes", as referred to in the answer to Question on Notice 152 asked through the Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications October 2011 Supplementary Budget Estimates in the Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities portfolio.

1 document released in full.
2011 disclosure log
Reference Number Release Date Description of Information Released Summary of Documents Released
FOI 37 8 December 2011

Documents held by the Authority in relation to FoI application to the MDBA which sought "Correspondence from the National Irrigators Council to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority over the last six months."

1 document released in part.
FOI 36 8 December 2011

Documents held by the Authority in relation to the Review of the MDBA "Ecologically Sustainable Level of Take" Method for the Basin Plan:

  1. A copy of the Basin Plan as follows "Deliver a draft review report to MDBA for comment by early July 2011 accompanied by a briefing on the draft findings to members of the Authority Board and senior executive."

In relation to system/operating constraints which impact on the ability to deliver environmental flows:

  1. A copy of any report listing the constraints factored into the modelling of the Environmentally Sustainable Level of Take and description of each constraint.
6 documents released in full.
FOI 32 8 December 2011 Documents held by the Authority in relation to the proposed Social and Economic Reference Committee in which they expressed concerns, as referred to in paragraph 15 (under Item 6) of the minutes of Meeting 30 of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority on 5 April 2011, provided as Attachment E to the answer to Question on Notice 105 asked through the Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications May 2011 Budget Estimates in the Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities portfolio. 1 document released in part.
FOI 35 17 November 2011

Documents held by the Authority in relation to the Terms of Reference for all studies commissioned by the Authority into socio-economic impacts of (including benefits arising from) the Basin Plan and associated water reforms; and

Reports from any completed studies into socio-economic impacts of (including benefits arising from) the Basin Plan and associated water reforms that are not published.

One document released in full.

14 released in part.

FOI 34 17 November 2011

Documents held by the Authority in relation to letters from the Governments of NSW, Victoria and SA and the respective state government ministers to MDBA from 1 June to 30 August 2011 on the Basin Plan, documents provided or presented to the Science Forum held in Canberra in June 2011 or produced as a result of the forum and correspondence from the National Irrigators Council over the last six months on the Basin Plan.

34 documents released in full.

12 documents in part.

FOI 30 17 November 2011 Documents held by the Authority in relation to report(s) to the Chief Executive, Chair or Authority (Board) as a result of the August 2010 MDBA Employee Survey referred to in the answer to Question on Notice 97 asked through the Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications May 2011 Budget Estimates in the Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities portfolio. 2 documents were released in part.
FOI 24 23 August 2011 Documents held by the Authority relating to the removal of the Bund at Lake Albert and/or regulators at Clayton and surrounds, dated, created or received since 1 March 2011. 40 documents were released in part.
FOI 27 28 July 2011 Documents held by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority in relation to draft letters to the Minister and Murray-Darling Basin Officials Committee (BOC), as referred to in decisions 75 and 76 respectively of Meeting 26 of the Murray-Darling  Basin Authority on 7 December 2010 listed in minutes provided as Attachment C to the answer to Question on Notice 26 asked through the Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications February 2011 Additional Estimates in the Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities portfolio, and the letters as finalised and sent. 4 documents released in full.
FOI 26 28 July 2011

Documents held by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority in relation to independent advice provided to the Authority, as per decision 62 of Meeting 26 of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority on 7 December 2010 listed in minutes provided as Attachment C to the answer to Question on Notice 26 asked through the Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications February 2011 Additional Estimates in the Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities portfolio by:

  1. The Executive Director, Natural Resource Management, on whether the environmental objectives, and therefore flow regimes, at each of the 108 hydrologic sites are appropriate; and
  2. The Executive Director, River Murray, on whether the additional environmental water identified by region is practically able to be delivered at the end of these catchments in a way that supports environmental objectives.
2 documents released in full.
FOI 25 28 July 2011

Documents held by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority in relation to the copy of the 6 December 2010 letter from the former Chair to the Minister in relation to the release of the legal advice, as referred to in the answer to Question on Notice 27 asked through the Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications February 2011 Additional Estimates in the Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities portfolio, and a copy of any reply.

2 documents released in full.

1 document in part.

FOI 23 26 May 2011

Documents held by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority relating to the removal of the Bund at Lake Albert and/or regulators at Clayton and surrounds up to 8 March 2011.

2 documents released in full.

54 released in part.

FOI 22 20 April 2011

Documents relating to communication between CSIRO and MDBA regarding CSIRO's feedback submission dated 17th December 2010 and documents relating to changes to the draft plan triggered by this feedback.

Released in part.
FOI 21 23 March 2011

Access to final copies of letters (excluding emails, drafts or notes) from the previous Chair of the MDBA Mr Mike Taylor relating to the Water Act and its legal interpretation between October 25, 2010 and February 1, 2011.

2 documents released in full.

1 document in part.

FOI 19 21 February 2011 The Guide to the Basin Plan; how much was paid to Glyn Wittwer and/or the Centre of Policy studies at Monash University for any and all work that has been commissioned and/or economic impact studies. Information publically available.
FOI 7 14 February 2011

All minutes and/or records of meetings of appointed members of the Authority.

Released in part.
FOI 17 24 January 2011
  1. September 2010 Incoming Minister's Brief.
  2. September 24, 2010 Basin Plan Briefing – Rob Freeman meeting with Tony Burke.
  3. September 14, 2010 Letter and accompanying brief from Michael Taylor to the Hon Tony Burke MP.

Released in part.

2010 disclosure log
Reference Number Release Date Description of Information Released Summary of Documents Released
FOI 10 20 December 2010

Access to reports on all unpublished/unreleased socio-economic modelling on the impact of the Basin Plan and all briefing notes for Minister Burke and the Secretary of the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Populations and Communities on inadequacies in existing modelling and the requirements of future modelling. (Revised scope).

Released in part.
FOI 12 16 December 2010

All memoranda or briefings provided to or by the Minister and/or the Minister's office regarding the timing of the release of any draft Basin Plan or Guide to any draft, proposed or other Plan.

Released in part.
FOI 11 16 December 2010 All memoranda or briefings provided to or by the Minister and/or the Minister's office regarding the weighting given to environmental, social and economic considerations in development of the Basin Plan. Released in part.
FOI 9 16 December 2010

All memoranda or briefings provided to or by the Minister and/or the Minister's office regarding the timing of the release of any draft Basin Plan or Guide to any draft, proposed or other Plan.

Released in part.
FOI 8 16 December 2010

All memoranda or briefings provided to or by the Minister and/or the Minister's office regarding the weighting given to environmental, social and economic considerations in development of the Basin Plan.

Released in part.
FOI 5 2 September 2010

The Guide to the Basin Plan and/or the legal advice obtained by the Authority (and/or its officers) in respect of deferring the release of the Basin Plan and/or the Guide to the Basin Plan as a result of writs being issued for a Federal Election.

Released in part.
FOI 4 1 September 2010

Documents relating to the 2009 tender MDB26-MDB Information Infrastructure Project: Stage 1" and recently proposed 'pre-procurement evaluation' relating to this project.

Released in part.
2009 disclosure log
Reference Number Release Date Description of Information Released Summary of Documents Released
FOI 20 16 March 2009 All briefing documents provided to the incoming Authority Chair Craig Knowles, whether before or after his commencement in the role. Released in part.
FOI 3 18 November 2009

Documents relating to market analysis for the Living Murray Water Purchase Project by Frontier Economics P/L.

Released in full.
FOI 2 15 July 2009

The final report arising from the consultancy "Evaluation of the Narran Lakes Environmental Water Purchase."

Information publically available