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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.

26 August 2020 Media centre

Nation’s water blueprint must evolve to remain effective

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority has advised the Productivity Commission the National Water Initiative must change to reflect new information...

20 August 2020 Media centre

The year ahead not cut and dried for the Murray River

The one thing I'm hearing most from people about the Murray River is the great expectation of more water in the year ahead. More water for growing...

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...


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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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