Southern NSW irrigators receive $20m for lost water

18th January 2007Southern NSW irrigators receive $20m for lost water By LUCY SKUTHORP and PENNY WATTS – AustraliaThursday, 18 January 2007 The NSW Government, just days after it was threatened by an irrigator class action, is today expected to announce a $20 million drought assistance package for southern irrigators who lost carryover or purchased water … Read moreSouthern NSW irrigators receive $20m for lost water

Turnbull orders investigation of new Qld licences

12th January 2007A Queensland Government plan to create new irrigation licences in the south west of the State has prompted an outcry from the drought-parched southern areas of the Murray Darling Basin.And it has prompted Federal Parliamentary Secretary Water, Malcolm Turnbull, to instigate a National Water Commission Inquiry into whether the proposal breaches the National … Read moreTurnbull orders investigation of new Qld licences

Water Commission gave all clear to Warrego irrigation

12th January 2007Water Commission gave all clear to Warrego irrigation AustraliaFriday, 12 January 2007 The National Water Commission has endorsed the management of water in Queensland, including management plans for the Warrego River, according to the State’s Acting Water Minister, Paul Lucas. The claim comes after Federal Parliamentary Secretary for Water, Malcolm Turnbull, this week … Read moreWater Commission gave all clear to Warrego irrigation

Water and rates price relief for drought-affected Qld farms

5th December 2006The Queensland Government will provide a 50pc rebate on municipal rates for eligible drought-stricken farmers, plus a water rebate on management tariffs for irrigators.AgForce president Peter Kenny has welcomed the State Government’s move, saying it is a Christmas present that will ease the financial pressures on many farm businesses.AgForce has strongly lobbied the … Read moreWater and rates price relief for drought-affected Qld farms

Fitzroy Basin Food and Fibre – What you can do to stop the negative press about irrigation?

30th November 2006There have been a lot of negative stories in the media about irrigation recently.  If you see or hear any negative stories which are incorrect don’t let it go through to the keeper.  Reply in the defence of your industry. Click on the following links to view Contacts for Letters to the Editor … Read moreFitzroy Basin Food and Fibre – What you can do to stop the negative press about irrigation?

NSW groundwater irrigators start class action

23rd November 2006Murray Valley ground water irrigators are leading a State-wide class action case against the NSW Government and its structural adjustment packages.They’re fighting for “fair market value” compensation for water taken from them.The irrigators are hoping to get leave of appeal to take their case to the Federal High Court.They’re proceeding with their class … Read moreNSW groundwater irrigators start class action

Qld Govt still cool on water charge freeze

23rd November 2006Frustrated Queensland irrigators are still waiting for the Qld Government to freeze charges on their water allocations.Much of the water being charged for won’t be delivered because of the drought – it doesn’t exist, according to Queensland Country Life.And AgForce Qld says irrigators in federally declared Exceptional Circumstances (EC) areas should not be … Read moreQld Govt still cool on water charge freeze

Qld Govt still cool on water charge freeze

23rd November 2006Frustrated Queensland irrigators are still waiting for the Qld Government to freeze charges on their water allocations.Much of the water being charged for won’t be delivered because of the drought – it doesn’t exist, according to Queensland Country Life.And AgForce Qld says irrigators in federally declared Exceptional Circumstances (EC) areas should not be … Read moreQld Govt still cool on water charge freeze

Qld Govt still cool on water charge freeze

23rd November 2006Frustrated Queensland irrigators are still waiting for the Qld Government to freeze charges on their water allocations.Much of the water being charged for won’t be delivered because of the drought – it doesn’t exist, according to Queensland Country Life.And AgForce Qld says irrigators in federally declared Exceptional Circumstances (EC) areas should not be … Read moreQld Govt still cool on water charge freeze

NSW groundwater irrigators start class action

23rd November 2006Murray Valley ground water irrigators are leading a State-wide class action case against the NSW Government and its structural adjustment packages.They’re fighting for “fair market value” compensation for water taken from them.The irrigators are hoping to get leave of appeal to take their case to the Federal High Court.They’re proceeding with their class … Read moreNSW groundwater irrigators start class action

NSW groundwater irrigators start class action

23rd November 2006Murray Valley ground water irrigators are leading a State-wide class action case against the NSW Government and its structural adjustment packages.They’re fighting for “fair market value” compensation for water taken from them.The irrigators are hoping to get leave of appeal to take their case to the Federal High Court.They’re proceeding with their class … Read moreNSW groundwater irrigators start class action

Qld may freeze water charges, too

15th November 2006Qld Water Minister, Craig Wallace, says his Government is costing a proposal to freeze irrigation water charges for those farmers affected by drought.He says Acting Premier, Anna Bligh, has given an undertaking to consider water charging rate relief for people who are in exceptional circumstances areas.But he’s warned that Qld wants the Federal … Read moreQld may freeze water charges, too