Government moves to cut red tape in Murray-Darling Basin

The Government will remove unnecessary environmental red tape by disallowing two ecological community listings in the Murray-Darling Basin, Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment Senator Simon Birmingham announced today. “These listings were made by the previous government the day prior to entering caretaker mode,” Senator Birmingham said. “They immediately provoked extensive concerns across affected communities. “As…

Ministerial Council emphasises ongoing commitment to water reform

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment Simon Birmingham welcomed State and Territory Ministers to Canberra today to discuss management of the Murray Darling and water reform matters at the Murray–Darling Basin Ministerial Council meeting. The meeting was attended by Hon Peter Walsh MP (VIC), Hon Katrina Hodgkinson (NSW), Hon Andrew Cripps (QLD), Hon…

Immerse yourself in National Water Week

The Australian Government is encouraging Australians to get involved in National Water Week.   First marked in 1993, National Water Week from today until 26 October aims to cultivate increased community understanding of water issues in Australia.   Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment with specific portfolio responsibilities for water Simon Birmingham says…