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Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists lies undermine their credibility

4 Dec 2017 3:36 PM -

The Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists (Wentworth Group) spokesperson Dr. Jamie Pittock is deliberately being dishonest when describing progress on implementation of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan and environmental outcomes achieved. The Pl...

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South Australia pays for a review of NSW’s water delivery system

30 Nov 2017 9:46 AM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) welcomes the announcement by the South Australian government that they will commission an independent Royal Commission to look at the compliance and metering frameworks of up-stream States.

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RGA leadership to benefit from funding

28 Nov 2017 3:00 PM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) has welcomed an announcement that it will be benefitting from the Coalition Government’s $5 million Leadership in Agricultural Industries Fund.

The Assistant Minister ...

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The RGA Disappointed by the Removal of Local Engagement Officers

16 Nov 2017 4:26 PM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) is disappointed by Commonwealth Environmental Water Office’s (CEWO) decision to remove Local Engagement Officers (LEO’s) from Deniliquin and Leeton. Local engagement officers covering the NSW Mu...

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The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia – Dismayed by the Wentworth Group

25 Oct 2017 3:13 PM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) is bitterly disappointed that the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists are behaving like irrational activists, bent on pushing propaganda instead of focusing on good research and collaborativ...

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RGA welcomes the announcement from the MDBA

3 Oct 2017 5:20 PM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) has welcomed the announcement from the MDBA that supply measure projects and rules changes will generate environmental outcomes equivalent to 605GL.

“When the Basin Pl...

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RGA remembers Terry Hogan

29 Sep 2017 4:34 PM -

The Ricegrowers' Association of Australia (RGA) would today like to pay respect to the late Terence Noel (Terry) Hogan of Coleambally, who sadly passed away on Wednesday evening.

Mr Hogan was a significant leader an...

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Productivity Commission Inquiry into the National Water Initiative

26 Sep 2017 12:30 PM -

On Friday 15 September the Productivity Commission handed down it’s draft report into the reform of Australia's water resources sector found here. The purpose of the inqu...

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New Vice President for RGA

19 Sep 2017 2:38 PM -

The Ricegrowers' Association of Australia (RGA) has elected a new Vice President following Hayden Cudmore’s decision to step down after two years in the role.

At a RGA Central Executive meeting held at the beginning...

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RGA supports the compliance principles from the Matthews Report

14 Sep 2017 9:22 AM -

The RGA supports an effective and enforced compliance regime for all water users. This a key principle that underpins the integrity of the property right to water that was first envisaged by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) i...

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Rice Matters September 2017

8 Sep 2017 5:21 PM -

For a copy of the Ricegrowers' Association of Australia Rice Matters Newsletter - September 2017 edition please download here. 

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The RGA Thank Adrian Piccoli

8 Sep 2017 3:52 PM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) and the whole rice industry thanks The Hon. Adrian Piccoli MP for his commitment to and contribution to the Murray Electorate since 1999. Mr Piccoli has decided to retire from his career in poli...

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Rice growers recognised for their service to the rice industry

18 Aug 2017 12:05 PM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) awarded Honorary Councillor status to two of its members. Warren Lang and Gillian Kirkup were presented with their awards at the RGA Annual General Meeting, in Leeton on the 4th August 2017.

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RGA 2017 Annual Conference Success

9 Aug 2017 3:36 PM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia Inc. (RGA) has enjoyed a successful 2017 Annual Conference in Leeton on the 3rd and 4th August.

The conference proceedings were run over two days: with guest speakers and ga...

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Rice Matters July 2017

10 Jul 2017 2:15 PM -

For a copy of the Ricegrowers' Association of Australia Rice Matters Newsletter - July 2017 edition please download here. 

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Submission to the Inquiry into Water Use Efficiency in Australian Agriculture

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) welcomes the opportunity to participate in the Inquiry into Water Use Efficiency in Australian Agriculture.
This submission is in response to the terms of reference issued by the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Water Resources.

Please click here to view the submission.

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