Media Releases


Posted on 3/09/2021
The RGA are seeking the assistance of the Inspector-General to identify the anomalies in operational decision-making between the MDBA and NSW Government.


Posted on 20/08/2021
Ricegrowers’ call for all likely General Security water to be allocated now.


Posted on 16/06/2021
The RGA have long advocated for rice be included in our free trade agreements with other countries.


Posted on 15/04/2021
Common sense prevails around the Barmah Millewa environmental water borrow.


Posted on 30/03/2021
RGA reminds growers not to burn stubble during Easter and Anzac Day public holidays


Posted on 8/03/2021
Blundered opportunity to make a significant and lasting contribution to the future of water reform.


Posted on 1/03/2021
Minister Pitt gives a commitment to seek a solution


Posted on 17/12/2020
Irrign farmers have been deprived of an average 375 GL of water per year for period 2012-19


Posted on 20/11/2020


Posted on 18/11/2020
RGA is proud that our people continue to take up key leadership roles within our peak bodies.


Posted on 23/10/2020
MDBA's apparent lack of urgency is totally oblivious to what’s actually happening in the system.


Posted on 23/10/2020
Proposed water charge increases are insensitive to the current realities of the farming landscape.


Posted on 12/10/2020
The RGA is calling on the NSW Govt to pull out all stops to ensure that every last drop is allocate.


Posted on 4/09/2020
The RGA welcomes the Federal Governments' commitment to stop water buybacks from farmers


Posted on 4/08/2020
We have continuously lobbied for an open and transparent water market, and we are not stopping now.

20200803 Where has the water gone

Posted on 3/08/2020
The RGA calls on the NSW Government to to improve the allocation system and the information provided

20200731 ACCC calls for water market reforms

Posted on 31/07/2020
The ACCC calls for ‘decisive and comprehensive reform’ of the water market


Posted on 16/07/2020
This Bill could result in the locking up of approx 18 - 25% of effective allocation, for no reason

20200709 Water sharing win, but environment still on top

Posted on 9/07/2020
The RGA finally see some movement from government on their Water Sharing Plan concerns.

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