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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.

24 September 2020 Media centre

Joint MDBA-NSW media release: Welcome spring rains bring heightened ri...

Murray–Darling Basin communities are anticipating a wet spring but are warned there is a significant risk of hypoxic blackwater events occurring...

15 September 2020 Media centre

Speech to the Murray Darling Association (MDA) Conference 2020

Thank you to Emma and David from the Murray Darling Association for the invitation to speak to you all today. I also acknowledge the Traditional...

15 September 2020 Media centre

Playing our part to improve collaboration with Basin communities

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) is undertaking a range of actions to make it easier for Basin communities to see and understand what's...

14 September 2020 Media centre

Speech to the Murray Darling Association (MDA) Conference

Good morning delegates and thank you Dominique [Schwartz] for your kind introduction. First of all, I'd like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners...

10 September 2020 Media centre

Mildura’s Lock 11 to close for upgrades

Lock 11 on the River Murray at Mildura will be closed for three days from next Tuesday, 15 September 2020 so maintenance works can be completed....

04 September 2020 Media centre

MDBA welcomes the focus on Basin communities

I welcome the Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt's announcement that the government will focus more directly on Basin...

03 September 2020 Media centre

Wentworth Group report not the full story

The MDBA welcomes the new report by the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists about river flows in the Murray–Darling Basin but believes it does...

03 September 2020 Media centre

Murray–Darling Basin Authority Communique

A meeting of the Murray–Darling Basin Authority was held on 2-3 September by video teleconference. All members were present. The meeting was chaired...


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