Enabling, Efficient & Effective Environmental Management

Speech to The Sydney Institute Podcast Link 16 April 2014 Enabling, Efficient & Effective Environmental Management Modern day environmental debate is too often presented as a crude choice between the environment and the economy. However, as those of both liberal and conservative outlook appreciate, the two are mutually co-dependent. A well-managed environment sustains our economy,…

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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…

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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…

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Local jobs to help manage Commonwealth environmental water

The Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder is now recruiting local engagement officers to work directly with Murray-Darling Basin communities. “The officers will help ensure local knowledge and views are taken into account when considering Commonwealth environmental watering decisions,” said Senator Birmingham, Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment.  “These officers will be based on the ground and be…

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Workdays With Mike, 2RG – Murray-Darling Basin reform, Water Purchase Tender in southern New South Wales

MIKE NARRIER: … today is a big day for the Riverina… some movement on the Murray-Darling Basin Plan and he’s just jetted into town… the Honourable Senator Simon Birmingham joining us in the studio. How are you, Simon? SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Good, Mike. Good afternoon to you; good afternoon to your listeners. MIKE NARRIER: Now, it…

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Lunchtime Agenda, Sky News – Murray-Darling Basin reform, On-Farm Irrigation Efficiency Program

TOM CONNELL: Well, today the Government has announced the latest grant for water infrastructure improvements. This is part of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, part of their plan to try to improve, effectively, the way water is used and also give some back to the river for environmental flows and I spoke with Simon Birmingham, the…

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