Media Releases


Posted on 9/4/2020
The RGA welcomes the Federal Governments' commitment to stop water buybacks from farmers


Posted on 8/4/2020
We have continuously lobbied for an open and transparent water market, and we are not stopping now.

20200803 Where has the water gone

Posted on 8/3/2020
The RGA calls on the NSW Government to to improve the allocation system and the information provided

20200731 ACCC calls for water market reforms

Posted on 7/31/2020
The ACCC calls for ‘decisive and comprehensive reform’ of the water market


Posted on 7/16/2020
This Bill could result in the locking up of approx 18 - 25% of effective allocation, for no reason

20200709 Water sharing win, but environment still on top

Posted on 7/9/2020
The RGA finally see some movement from government on their Water Sharing Plan concerns.


Posted on 6/22/2020
A chance to improve general security water entitlement reliability in Water Sharing Plans

20200617 Misguided Drought of Record Bill

Posted on 6/16/2020
If this Bill is passed it could reduce annual general security water allocations by 18% - 25%.


Posted on 6/2/2020
The reliability of GS entitlements will be permanently reduced if this motion is implemented.

20200528 High inflows justify a 1 June General Security allocation

Posted on 5/28/2020
The RGA says a 1 June GS Allocation is justified

20200514 RGA attempts to estimate tomorrow's allocation announcements

Posted on 5/14/2020
The RGA expect there have been sufficient inflows to justify a small allocation increase.

20200513 Lower Lakes Freshwater in doubt

Posted on 5/13/2020
The independent panel report leaves many unanswered questions about Lower Lakes future.

20200429 Keelty report misses the mark

Posted on 4/29/2020
The RGA finds a large gap between the Terms of Reference and what was delivered.

20200417_ABARES_false comfort_COVID-19

Posted on 4/21/2020
The ABARES Insights Report on Australian food security released today is misleading about rice.

20200417 IIG Mick Keelty Water Sharing Report - Response

Posted on 4/17/2020
RGA's response to the MDB Water Sharing report - Mick Keelty (IIG)


Posted on 3/9/2020
How the water flows are regulated after the rains.


Posted on 1/21/2020
On behalf of the RGA members, the RGA Water policy committee have prepared their responses to the IIG Mick Keelty's survey request. Read them here.

20200106_Have your say on the water sharing plans

Posted on 1/6/2020
Have your say on these water sharing arrangements by responding to the online survey before it closes on Sunday 12th January or registering to attend a Town Hall session near you.

20191217 - RGA Still at the Table

Posted on 12/17/2019
Today the Minco ministers meet to address ongoing concerns about the implementation of the MDB Plan. The RGA were a significant contributor in the setting of these priorities and pressed hard for the inclusion of their member's policies.


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.

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