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Journalists can contact the MDBA media team by calling 02 6279 0141 or emailing media@mdba.gov.au.

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

01 February 2021 Media centre

MDBA research finds centuries-old sand 'slug' in Barmah Chok...

Reports released today by the Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) reveal a surprising cause of decreasing capacity in a key part of the Murray...

21 January 2021 Media centre

Northern Basin enters the new year still in drought

Much of the northern Basin is beginning 2021 with little reprieve from its prolonged dry period. This is despite drought-breaking rain in other parts...

05 January 2021 Media centre

River operators keep close watch as River Murray system runs at capaci...

The River Murray will continue to flow at maximum capacity over summer to meet demand for water through the system, according to the Murray–...

18 December 2020 Media centre

MDBA welcomes Rene Woods as new Indigenous board member

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) has welcomed the appointment of Nari Nari man Rene Woods to the permanent Indigenous Authority Member board...

17 December 2020 Media centre

Murray–Darling Basin Authority Communique

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority met on 16 December 2020. All members were present and the meeting was chaired by Sir Angus Houston. The...

15 December 2020 Media centre

Crucial checkpoint finds Basin Plan cushioned Murray-Darling from wors...

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority's review of the Basin Plan shows there has been good outcomes since the Plan's inception in 2012, while also...

11 December 2020 Media centre

Dry conditions persist at the start of the northern Basin summer

Water storages of the northern Murray–Darling Basin are 18 percent higher than they were during the record-low levels of this time last year, but...

09 December 2020 Media centre

Major science investment to shape future Basin water management

A multi-disciplinary team of experts is partnering with the Australian Government to arm water managers and Murray–Darling communities with better...

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