Media Releases

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.

20191126 Further water related job losses in the Rice industry

Posted on 11/26/2019
SunRice announce a further 100 job losses and release an independent report highlighting the eroded water rights for General Security water entitlement holders in the southern Murray-Darling Basin

20190904 The RGA welcomes a new president

Posted on 11/5/2019
“I want to see our rice industry continue to proposer well into the future. There are very few agricultural industries that can boast the complete supply chain and marketing strategies achieved by the Australian rice industry.” - Rob Massina

20101017 Coleambally Drought Bus

Posted on 10/17/2019
You can visit the Mobile Service Centre near the Community hall, Kingfisher avenue, Coleambally on Tuesday 22 Oct from 10:30 to 4:00 pm

20190916 Welcome News: Nationals reject further water recovery

Posted on 9/16/2019
The National Party’s rejection of further water recovery up to another 450 GL finally acknowledges that our industries and communities cannot endure further negative impacts on our economic viability.

20190822_New Role for RGA President

Posted on 8/22/2019
Jeremy Morton has been elected as a SunRice Grower Director and will be stepping down from his position as president of the Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia.

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