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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.

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...

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...


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Inflows to the River Murray system for December were within the highest 10% of 129 years of records for the month. In the past week rain fell mostly across eastern NSW & Vic with 161mm recorded over #HumeDam. More in this week's #RiverMurrayWeeklyReport:

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