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…

National snapshot of Australia’s water resources released today

The Bureau of Meteorology has released its latest Australian Water Resources Assessment today. The report provides a high-quality, nationally consistent picture of Australia’s water resources.   Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment Simon Birmingham said the Australian Water Resources Assessment 2012 clearly identifies trends and variability in Australian water resources, providing an essential…

Big fence delivers Victoria’s Glenelg River national prize

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment Simon Birmingham has congratulated the Glenelg River project on winning the 2013 Australian Riverprize.   Senator Birmingham presented the prize to the Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority at the 16th International Riversymposium in Brisbane.   “In undertaking this project farming families in the Glenelg River Basin, south…