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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.

30 June 2009 Media centre

MDBA environmental water purchase concludes

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority today closed its offer to purchase up to $50 million worth of water entitlements at market price from willing...

12 June 2009 Media centre

New Basin Community Committee announced

Minister for Climate Change and Water and Chair of the Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council, Senator Penny Wong, today welcomed the Murray-...

11 June 2009 Media centre

How the new basin plan is being developed

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority today released a 'Concept Statement' which explains the key elements and approach being taken in developing the...

10 June 2009 Media centre

Basin suffers through 9th dry autumn

The Murray-Darling Basin has experienced its ninth consecutive autumn with below average rainfall, according to the latest Murray-Darling Basin...

01 June 2009 Media centre

First meeting of new authority

The newly appointed Murray–Darling Basin Authority members held their historic first meeting on 1 and 2 June in Canberra. They approved a Basin...

22 May 2009 Media centre

Native Fish Awareness Week starts 25 May

River communities in southern Queensland and northern New South Wales will get a comprehensive update on Basin fish rehabilitation efforts when...

14 May 2009 Media centre

Murray-Darling Basin Authority appointments

Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong, today announced the appointment of the Chair and Members of the Murray-Darling Basin...

06 May 2009 Media centre

Murray environmental water purchase offered

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority today announced it will begin offering to purchase up to $50 million worth of water entitlements at market price...


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Today we upped releases from #HumeDam to reduce flood risk over winter. Dams are high for this time of year so we’re creating a buffer for possible high rainfall events in the weeks ahead. Read the details here: @AlburyCity @WaterNSW

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Noticed that the water in #LakeMulwala on the Vic/NSW border at Yarrawonga is slowly disappearing? Find out why. @GMWater

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