Mr George Warne appointed to Murray-Darling Basin Authority

Today Mr George Warne has been appointed a part-time member of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority. “Mr Warne is highly respected across the water sector for his substantial expertise and knowledge in water and natural resource management, river operations and irrigated agriculture,” said Senator Simon Birmingham, Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment.  “Mr Warne has been appointed…

OzWater Conference

Speech – OzWater Conference Brisbane, 30 April 2014   **Check against delivery **   [Greetings] Water reform in Australia has been an ongoing pursuit for policy makers. However the past ten years has seen the most significant reform occur. We are now just shy of a decade since the National Water Initiative document was signed…

Kakadu must thrive

OPINION PIECE Published Northern Territory News, Saturday Extra NATURAL landscapes like Uluru and Kakadu remain icons of Australia, as well as major drawcards for domestic and international visitors. This week Territory documentary Kakadu, showcasing some of the best of the Northern Territory, won a top gong at New York's best television and film night. The filmmakers…

Death of Henry Jones

If you could draw a picture of a quintessentially old-school fisherman and conservationist it would be of Henry Jones. Henry knew and understood the Murray Mouth, Lower Lakes and Coorong like few others.  His passion for them was infectious, his commitment knew no boundaries and his willingness to share his knowledge was of such value…

Environmental water gives Murrumbidgee wetlands a boost

40,000 megalitres of water has been allocated in the lower Murrumbidgee, New South Wales, to help protect the area’s wetlands. “Water delivery commenced early this month to wetlands including those in Nimmie-Caira, Yanga National Park, Fiddlers and Uara Creeks and the Western Lakes,” said Senator Simon Birmingham, Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment. “Commonwealth environmental water…