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The Hon David Littleproud MP
Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management
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Joint Media Release: Decentralisation of MDBA delivering for Murray Bridge
13 March 2019
Murray Bridge is set to become a winner from the decentralisation of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority with an extra 12 regional positions coming to the city.
Joint Media Release: Decentralisation of MDBA delivering for Mildura
12 March 2019
Mildura will win from the decentralisation of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA), with at least 20 jobs coming to the city.
Joint Media Release: Now open: Water rebate for Victorian farmers
8 March 2019
Victorian livestock farmers hit by drought can now claim up to a quarter of cost of putting in more efficient water infrastructure.
2700 GL in environmental water delivered to Basin
26 February 2019
More than 2,700 gigalitres of water was delivered for the environment in the Murray-Darling Basin in 2017/18.
Australians save $1B in water and energy bills with WELS
24 February 2019
Australia's Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards scheme (WELS) saw Australians reduce water use and save more than a billion dollars in 2017.
Indigenous member for the MDBA
22 February 2019
Murray-Darling Aboriginal communities will soon have more say on how the river system is run with a permanent Indigenous position on the board of the Basin Authority.
Interim Independent Assessment of Fish Deaths release
21 February 2019
Agriculture and Water Resources Minister David Littleproud has released the Independent Assessment of Fish Deaths interim report.
Littleproud welcomes appointments to fish death panel
5 February 2019
Federal Minister for Water Resources David Littleproud has welcomed news Prof Robert Vertessy has chosen five prominent water scientists to join him on an independent panel assessing fish-deaths in the Darling River over summer.
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.