2019 Media Releases - View previous Media Releases here.
Posted on 12/1/2019
The RGA is outraged that state and federal authorities are planning to ram through NSW water sharing and resource plans by the end of the year, ignoring stakeholder pleas for further consultation – again.
Posted on 11/26/2019
SunRice announce a further 100 job losses and release an independent report highlighting the eroded water rights for General Security water entitlement holders in the southern Murray-Darling Basin
Posted on 11/5/2019
“I want to see our rice industry continue to proposer well into the future. There are very few agricultural industries that can boast the complete supply chain and marketing strategies achieved by the Australian rice industry.” - Rob Massina
Posted on 11/5/2019
Water for production could be reduced to support higher planned environmental water flows, under changes proposed in the draft 2020 NSW Murray and Lower Darling Water Sharing Plan.
Posted on 10/17/2019
You can visit the Mobile Service Centre near the Community hall, Kingfisher avenue, Coleambally on Tuesday 22 Oct from 10:30 to 4:00 pm
Posted on 9/16/2019
The National Party’s rejection of further water recovery up to another 450 GL finally acknowledges that our industries and communities cannot endure further negative impacts on our economic viability.
Posted on 8/22/2019
Jeremy Morton has been elected as a SunRice Grower Director and will be stepping down from his position as president of the Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia.
Posted on 8/19/2019
It would appear that the Morrison Government has chosen to abandon Murray-Darling Communities when an opportunity for leadership presented itself.
The commentary from Water Minister David Littleproud that the Basin Plan “provides certainly” is quite
Posted on 7/25/2019
The State and Federal Water Ministers have an opportunity next month to be honest with themselves and the Australian people and admit all is not well with how water reforms of the past 25 years are unfolding.
Posted on 7/22/2019
The next step in our submission is to provide all Levy Payers with the opportunity to lodge an objection to the Levy Proposal. The Objection Period commenced on Monday 24 June 2019 and will expire at 5pm on Monday 5 August 2019.
Posted on 7/9/2019
The RGA has long sought that water be recovered for the environment through Infrastructure Programs rather than direct buy-backs. These programs facilitate communities and irrigation industry adjustment to a future with less water for production.
Posted on 5/9/2019
The ‘450GL Up Water Program’ that Tony Burke wants to fast track is deeply flawed and will not only fail to deliver environmental outcomes, but actually risks significant environmental damage while simultaneously hammering a final nail into the coffi
Posted on 4/13/2019
The constant push to highlight the different views rather than focus on the common ground may suit a political outcome but it is ripping Murray Darling Basin communities apart.
Time to cut the crap o the MDBP.
Posted on 4/12/2019
The RGA,, Griffith City Council, Leeton Shire Council, Murrumbidgee Shire Council, and the Irrigation Research and Extension Committee (IREC) remind farmers who are planning to burn stubble, to do so responsibly.
Posted on 4/2/2019
“The Ricegrowers Association of Australia (RGA) has been concerned about losses required to run the Murray River for some time and this report confirms our worst fears with a 39% increase in losses when compared to similar years.” RGA President Jerem
Posted on 3/29/2019
The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) is absolutely disgusted that Murray Darling Basin Communities are seen by the Australian Labor Party as nothing more than cannon fodder in its quest to become the next Federal Government.
Posted on 2/15/2019
In response to member concerns, the RiceGrowers’ Association (RGA) has contacted the NSW Department of Industry – Water, to seek clarification in the event dry conditions prevail, that any General Security carry-over water will be fully available in
Posted on 2/5/2019
The RiceGrowers’ Association has always argued that social and economic considerations must be given
equal weight with environmental consideration in the Murray Darling Basin Plan (MDBP). Consequently we
reject the South Australian Royal Commission
Posted on 2/2/2019
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Posted on 1/24/2019
Graeme Kruger, Executive Director of the Ricegrowers’ Association (RGA) is delighted to announce the appointment of Troy Mauger at the helm of the Rice Extension Team. Rice Extension is a program funded by AgriFutures Australia and administered by th