Media Releases

20210903_Ricegrowers’_raise_concerns_about_operational_matters_in_the_NSWMurray_with_Inspector

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.

20210820_Ricegrowers’_call_for_all_likely_General_Security_water_to_be_allocated_now

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

20210616_Rice_in_UK_Free_Trade_Agreement

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

20210415_Murray_Allocation_Risk_Reduced

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

20210330_Responsible_Stubble_Burning

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

20210308_Productivity_Commission_draft_water_report_a_disgrace

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

20210301_Min_Pitt_Gives_Committment

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

20201217_farmers_deprived_of_375GL_water

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

20201120_MDBA_CEO_responds_to_RGA

Posted on 20/11/2020

20201118_RGA_Leaders_IN_Water_Advocacy_2

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

20201023_Supplementary_Event_in_the_NSW_Murray

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

20201023_Water_Charges_up_in_NSW

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

20201012_Crunch_time_for_allocations

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.

20200904_No_more_Buybacks

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

20200804_Clear_and_transparent_water_market

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

20200716_Flawed_Drought_of_Record_Bill

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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