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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.

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...

23 April 2009 Media centre

New web site about water availability

A new interactive website will be updated weekly to show water availability in public water storages across the Murray-Darling Basin, Minister for...

07 April 2009 Media centre

Murray autumn outlook bleak as inflows hit record lows

Murray inflows between January and March were the lowest in 117 years and the outlook for the next three months is also looking bleak. That’s...

07 April 2009 Media centre

Autumn watering for Murray ‘icon sites’ announced

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) today announced it will deliver 4.445 gigalitres (GL) of environmental water at important “icon sites”...

03 April 2009 Media centre

Blanchetown’s Lock 1 to re-open on Good Friday

River Murray users will be able to pass through Lock 1 at Blanchetown in South Australia again when it re-opens on Friday, 10 April after three...

16 March 2009 Media centre

Planned lowering of Lake Mulwala to control invasive aquatic weed

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority, in conjunction with Goulburn–Murray Water, is planning a drawdown of Lake Mulwala in late autumn and...

24 February 2009 Media centre

Community, experts to inspect new Ovens River native fish demonstratio...

Community and agency representatives from across the Murray–Darling Basin will inspect a new native fish “demonstration reach” on the Ovens River at...


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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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