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Journalists can contact the MDBA media team by calling 02 6279 0141 or emailing

We are a small media team and do not monitor emails after hours (including weekends). For urgent issues please call 0407 054 234.

17 August 2020 Media centre

Sir Angus Houston, MDBA Chair Interview with Fran Kelly

FK: Well there's been steady rainfall across much of South Eastern Australia in recent months putting an end to what was one of the worst droughts in...

08 August 2020 Media centre

MDBA welcomes new Authority Chair, Sir Angus Houston

We warmly welcome the appointment of Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret'd) as the Chair of the Murray–Darling Basin Authority. This is...

05 August 2020 Media centre

The trifecta delivers a more positive outlook on the River Murray

The outlook for the 2020-21 year is looking more positive compared to last year according to the MDBA's Annual Operating Outlook released today....

30 July 2020 Media centre

MDBA welcomes ACCC’s early findings in water markets inquiry

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority welcomes the release of the interim report by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on its...

28 July 2020 Media centre

Murray–Darling Basin Authority Communique

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority at its July meeting acknowledged the regrettable but necessary ongoing disruption to life and business caused by...

22 July 2020 Media centre

Monitoring compliance with Australia’s largest water reform – 2020/21...

The priority work areas for compliance and enforcement of water rules in the Murray–Darling Basin over the next 12 months show a shift in focus from...

14 July 2020 Media centre

A key step in our water reform journey

With the size, complexity and controversy of the reform to secure the future of the Murray–Darling river systems and their communities, I find it...

30 June 2020 Media centre

Priming our Basin for drought recovery – the 2020-21 priorities for en...

The prolonged drought across the Basin means in the next 12 months environmental water will be used strategically to protect our wetlands,...


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See what rain fell in 2021, especially in the northern #MDBasin! No wonder storages like Menindee Lakes are full. We continue to assess how much if any ops water we'll release from the lakes once unreg flows cease. this week's #RiverMurrayWeeklyReport:

4 days 16 hours ago

Low levels of dissolved oxygen in the River Murray downstream of #HumeDam have prompted a trial to release water through spillway gates, plus the valves and power station, from today to aerate the water and boost oxygen needed by fish. Read more:

4 days 19 hours ago