The Morrison-McCormack Government is further supporting the development of northern Australia and Australia’s gas and resources sector in the 2020-21 Budget to support jobs as part of our COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan.
Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia, Keith Pitt, met virtually with G20 Agriculture and Water Ministers today to address issues of global importance, including agricultural trade, food security, water management and recovery from COVID-19
Improved seasonal conditions across much of the Murray–Darling Basin have led the Australian and South Australian governments deciding not to proceed with the second round of the Water for Fodder Program.
The Coalition Government is investing $234.2 million to put communities at the centre of the Murray–Darling Basin Plan by focusing on the jobs and economic activity the Plan can generate in regional areas.
Ecologically important sites in the South Australian Riverland will benefit from increased investment through the Australian Government’s Murray-Darling Communities Investment Package because of the environmental benefits they can provide to the lower Mur
River Murray communities can now access a monthly point-in-time snapshot that shows what water is being released down the river against environmental licences compared with water for towns, industries and irrigators.