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Topic archives: Murray Darling Basin

Rundle: the Murray-Darling furore epitomises the failure of right-wing politics

August 2, 2017 24

This is what we are up against: not the Thatcherites of old, confident in their own virtues, but a defeated, discredited, broken political movement, resentful of the changing nature of Western life.

It’s the water market, Darling: what’s behind the MDB sell-off

It’s the water market, Darling: what’s behind the MDB sell-off

January 21, 2014 8

The government wants to sell its environmental water in the Murray-Darling Basin to cotton farmers. Is this dodgy, or is it market economics to make Adam Smith proud?

Qld ‘upping the ante’ on Murray-Darling a High Court test?

July 3, 2012 6

A decision from Queensland to withdraw its support of the Commonwealth managing the state's Murray-Darling Basin catchments would test the High Court, legal experts tell Crikey.

Climate change & the Murray Darling: when our most divisive enviro issues meet

Climate change & the Murray Darling: when our most divisive enviro issues meet

May 11, 2012

Climate change and the Murray-Darling Basin plan are two of the most divisive environmental issues in Australia. But what does the MDBA plan to do about climate change in its Murray-Darling Basin plan? asks David Donaldson.

Not a match in sight at the final round of Murray-Darling meetings

April 16, 2012

As 20 weeks of consultations on the Murray-Darling Basin Plan draft end, it’s worth examining just how effective the latest lot of public meetings have proved to be. Amber Jamieson headed along to one.

Not a match in sight at the final round of Murray-Darling meetings

April 16, 2012

As 20 weeks of consultations on the Murray-Darling Basin Plan draft end, Crikey examines just how effective this latest lot of public meetings by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority has been.

Crikey clarifier: is the Murray-Darling Basin Plan illegal?

Crikey clarifier: is the Murray-Darling Basin Plan illegal?

April 4, 2012

Another battle has broken out in the murky war over the Murray-Darling Basin plan, with two different groups — including the SA government — now threatening that the current basin plan is illegal, writes Amber Jamieson.

The People’s Question

January 27, 2012 3

Crikey readers have their say.

Why you should worry about Australia’s groundwater

Why you should worry about Australia’s groundwater

January 24, 2012

A leading groundwater experts has slammed the latest Murray Darling Basin draft plan as "major u-turn" from the 2010 guide, with new increases to groundwater extraction in the basin, writes Amber Jamieson.

Saving the Murray-Darling

January 9, 2012 3

Crikey readers have their say.