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The Hon David Littleproud MP
Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management
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Plan to ban cotton exports: no extra water for the river; kills jobs, ends farmer freedom, likely breach of WTO
4 February 2019
The Centre Alliance plan to ban farmers from exporting cotton is flawed on many fronts, Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud said today.
$20 million boost for 15 Murray-Darling Basin communities
31 January 2019
The Murray–Darling Basin Economic Development Program has been launched today, providing up to $20 million over 4 years to support Murray-Darling Basin communities most impacted by water recovery.
Media Statement: Statement on SA Royal Commission
31 January 2019
Obviously a 746 page document will take time to consider.
Joint Media Release: Flushing delays out of the SA water market
26 January 2019
South Australian irrigators will be able to access the water they buy almost immediately, thanks to a $14.67 million investment in the state’s water trading system.
Significant Progress: PC Assessment of the Basin Plan
25 January 2019
The Federal Coalition Government has welcomed the release of the Productivity Commission's first five yearly assessment report on the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.
Independent assessment of fish deaths
22 January 2019
An independent panel will assess the deaths of fish in the lower Darling River in December 2018 and January 2019, Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud announced today.
Media Statement: Statement regarding recent fish kills
14 January 2019
The fish kills we've seen over the last few weeks are absolutely horrible. These terrible events are a result of a cool period which killed off blue green algae, which sucked the oxygen out of the water.