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Published: 19 August 2011   •   Media release

Statement from the Hon. Craig Knowles, Chair of the Authority

Matt Rigney, a long-serving member of Murray-Darling Basin Authority and Murray-Darling Basin Commission committees, sadly passed away this week.

As a member of many of our committees since 2005 and Chair of Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations, Matt made a considerable contribution to the work of the MDBA/MDBC by contributing his knowledge of natural resource management and cultural flows.

His sense of humour and tales of his endeavours as an author, traveller, AFL player and devoted family man, will be very much missed.

On behalf of the Authority and the many staff here who have worked with Matt over the years, including the members of the Basin Community Committee, I would like to pass on our sincerest condolences to Matt’s family and friends.

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