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 inquiry is to assess progress in achieving the objectives and outcomes of the National Water Initiative (NWI) and the need for any future reform. A response is due to the draft report by 18 October 2017.

RGA’s submission to the initial Discussion Paper can be found here.



Submission to the NSW Murray and Lower Darling Water Resource Plan (Surface Water) Status and Issues Paper - March 2017

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) welcomes the opportunity to submit to the Department of Primary Industries NSW Murray and Lower Darling Water Resource Plan (Surface Water) Status and Issues Paper dated 17 February 2017.

Please click here to view the submission.




Submission to the Murrumbidgee Water Resource Plan (Surface Water) Status and Issues Paper - March 2017

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) welcomes the opportunity to submit to the Department of Primary Industries Murrumbidgee Water Resource Plan (Surface Water) Status and Issues Paper dated 17 February 2017.

Please click here to view the submission.




Submission to the Augmentation of Water Supply for Rural and Regional New South Wales - March 2017

Thank you for the opportunity to make a submission on the Augmentation of Water Supply for Rural and Regional New South Wales.

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) represents the interests of around 1200 voluntary members, based in the main rice growing areas of the Riverina region of south western NSW.

Please click here to view the submission.




Submission to the Inquiry into the Operation, Effectiveness, and Consequences of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Location of Corporate Government Entities) Order 2016 - March 2017

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) welcomes the opportunity to participate in the Inquiry into the operation, effectiveness, and consequences of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Location of Corporate Commonwealth Entities) Order 2016.

This submission is in response to the Terms of Reference issued by the Finance and Public Administration References Committee on 8 February 2017.

Please click here to view the submission.



Submission into the Inquiry into Water Use Efficiency in Australian Agriculture - March 2017

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.




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.