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Labor must not support Basin Plan disallowance motion

5 Feb 2018 4:47 PM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) has called on the Australian Labor Party to vote down any disallowance motion relating to the Murray Darling Basin Plan’s Northern Basin Review or the SDL adjustment.

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No socio-economic impacts is everything

25 Jan 2018 11:43 AM -

The Ernst and Young’s (EY) report released on Friday highlights the need to abandon any recovery of the 450GL from productively held water.

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) wants a commitment from all...

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Rice Scholarship Applications Closing Soon

12 Jan 2018 9:20 AM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) reminds all rice growers that applications for the 2018 tertiary scholarships close soon.

In November 2017, the RGA announced new eligibility criteria for its tertiary...

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Niall Blair Stands up for Murray Darling People, Communities and the Environment

21 Dec 2017 3:17 PM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) commends NSW Minister for Regional Water Niall Blair, for the stand he took at the recent Ministerial Council (MINCO) meeting. The Agricultural sector and irrigation groups have long argued for ...

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Least Worst Basin Plan Delivers as Expected

18 Dec 2017 4:57 PM -

The Murray Darling Basin Authority’s first five year Basin Plan evaluation is delivering as expected for a plan that is focused on numbers not outcomes. The plan fails to appreciate the complexity and limitations of the basin environment and...

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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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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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