SUBMISSION TO THE MURRAY-DARLING BASIN AUTHORITY, Basin Plan Amendment Instrument 2017 (No 1) - February 2017

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) has welcomed the opportunity to provide comment on the proposed amendments to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan (The Basin Plan), as outlined in the consultation documents issued by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) and the Basin Plan Amendment Instrument 2017 (No 1). 

Please click here to view the submission.  



2017 Rice Field Day Booklet

 2017 Rice Industry Field Day Program and information booklet available here.




Native Game Bird Management Code of Practice

With a big duck season predicted, the Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia is dedicated to assisting you to manage the impacts of ducks on your rice crop. 

For this reason, the RGA has developed the Native Game Bird Management - Code of Practice. The purpose of this document is to assist you to understand your roles and responsibilities when controlling ducks. 


For further information or a hard-copy of the Native Game Bird Management - Code of Practice please contact the RGA at E. rga@rga.org.au or T. (02) 6953 0433.




The Senate Inquiry - MDBA

9 Sep 2015 4:59 PM -

The Senate Select Committee on the Murray Darling Basin Plan is now inviting submissions. If you’d like to tell them about your concerns with the plan, please click on this link to read the inquiry terms of reference and information on how to lodge a submission: 

http://www.aph.gov.au/Home/Parliamentary%20Business/Committees/Senate/Murray%20Darling%20Basin%20Plan/murraydarling.

The RGA’s Executive Director previously worked on Senate committees, and we’ve prepared a submission writing tip sheet for those wanting to submit.  

To download click here



Below are a links to PDFs or websites of publications of interest to RGA members. Please note these also include the RGA’s submissions to government.


RGA lodges submission to MDBA on Basin Plan

13 April 2012 - The Ricegrowers' Association of Australia has lodged its submission on the Draft Murray-Darling Basin Plan with the Murray Darling Basin Authority.  Please click here to view the submission.  


Australian Farm Institute analysis on carbon tax

The Australian Farm Institute has undertaken an analysis of the effects of a carbon tax on the Australian rice industry. The AFI's report can be accessed here.