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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.

09 December 2020 Media centre

Due diligence applied to water resource plans: December update

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority today released the quarterly update on progress to assess and accredit the key building blocks of sustainable...

07 December 2020 Media centre

Murray–Darling Basin Ministerial Council, 27 November 2020

The Murray–Darling Basin Ministerial Council met on Friday 27 November via video conference to progress actions to build a strong and...

02 December 2020 Media centre

Independent assessor gives MDBA river managers tick of approval

An independent review of the Murray–Darling Basin Authority's performance in managing the Murray River in 2019–20 and its compliance with objectives...

26 November 2020 Media centre

Murray–Darling Basin Authority Communique

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority met in Canberra on 25-26 November. All members were present and the meeting was chaired by Sir Angus ...

27 October 2020 Media centre

The cost of running the River Murray is set and shared by governments

We understand that water users are frustrated at the prospect of bulk water charges increasing, particularly given many general security irrigators...

23 October 2020 Media centre

Opening statement to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legi...

Good morning. I'm pleased to report that storages in the Basin are sitting on 56% – 20% ahead of where they were at the same time last year. ABARES...

21 October 2020 Media centre

With all the spring rain, where’s the flow going?

The wet spring brought on by La Nina is bolstering water storages, but it's also raising questions from NSW mid-Murray rice and fodder crop...

21 October 2020 Media centre

Murray–Darling Basin Authority Communique

Meetings of the Murray–Darling Basin Authority were held on 12, 19 and 20 October. All members were present. The meetings were chaired by Sir ...


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Today we released our 8th report card on the Murray–Darling Basin Plan. It provides a clear assessment of where governments are making gains and where they need to lift their game. Read more: #WaterReform #WaterResourcePlan #FutureReadyBasin

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