AUSTRALIAN Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young has been urged to visit communities in the Murray-Darling Basin.
This is so she can hear first-hand how a draft management plan will affect them.
Senator Hanson-Young was absent from meetings in Hay and Mildura this week when a Senate committee took ev... ...more
14 December 2011
by MELANIE SIM
Farmers and politicians are saying it loud and clear: "Compensation just isn't good enough for farmers affected by Coal seam gas activities."
That was one issue of many raised at a meeting yesterday at Mullaley, west of Gunnedah.
It was organised by the Marys Moun... ...more
Prime News Tamworth reports on a forum on Coal Seam Gas mining held yesterday at Mullaley in north-west NSW.
See story and interview with Senator Nash -au.prime7.yahoo.com/n2/video/-/watch/27569684/support-for-tighter-controls-on-csg/ ...more
1 December 2011By JAMIE WALKER and BEN PACKHAMFARMERS and other property owners would reap 1 per cent of the value of coal-seam gas extracted from their land under a proposal by Nationals senators to appease rural anger at the industry.The "default agreement", to put a floor on the income paid by CS... ...more
30 November 2011By JADE MARTINhttp://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/news/local/news/general/griffith-residents-fight-for-their-water/2375569.aspxGRIFFITH residents yesterday rolled up in force to show just how badly the planned water cuts brought about by the Murray-Darling Basin Plan would affect their... ...more
RURAL AFFAIRS AND TRANSPORT INQUIRY - THE MANAGEMENT OF THE MURRAY DARLING BASINOn 28 October 2010 the Senate referred the following matter to the Senate Standing Committees on Rural Affairs and Transport for inquiry and report.The management of the Murray-Darling Basin, and the development and impl... ...more
BY MELODY MONTAGUE
For story/pic, go to: http://www.areanews.com.au/news/local/news/general/nationals-pledge-to-continue-fight/2375812.aspx
SHADOW water minister Barnaby Joyce pledged his support to irrigation communities during a visit to Griffith yesterday.
Mr Joyce was in the MIA ... ...more
29 November 2011By KIM WOODS RIVERINA'S green rice fields may be stained red as the Murray Darling Basin Draft plan war hots up.Angry Griffith irrigators and businesses have vowed to take their fight to Canberra's "front porch" to save the region from savage water cutbacks.They called for outcomes a... ...more