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Disallowance a chance to reset Basin Plan for the better

20 Feb

The Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations (MLDRIN) has welcomed last week’s decision by the Australian Senate to support a disallowance motion that will ensure 70 billion litres of water can be restored to the ailing Darling River. ‘Aboriginal organisations have made our opposition to further cuts in water recovery in the Basin clear from […]

MDBA urged to act on Ken Mathews report

13 Sep

Time for a ‘systemic fix’ – MDBA urged to act on Ken Mathews report The Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations (MLDRIN) has welcomed the release of Ken Mathew’s damning report into water theft and corruption in New South Wales and called on the Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) to heed key recommendations regarding compliance […]

Come and work with MLDRIN!

23 Aug
Dancing by the Murrumbidgee

Would you like to work with an Aboriginal-owned, not-for-profit organisation focused on achieving water rights for Aboriginal people? MLDRIN is inviting applications for two new positions: a part time Administration Officer and a full-time Projects and Engagement Officer. Positions open up new possibilities Thanks to funding from the Victorian Government, MLDRIN is now able to […]

Stand with Traditional Owners for the Murray-Darling!

31 Jul
Barking community protesting at Wilcannia

Rorting our rivers Australian taxpayers have spent billions on water reform to ensure our rivers are healthy and that water is shared according to the rules. Last Monday ABC’s Four Corners aired a series of damning revelations that showed how big irrigators and governments have been colluding to rort the water management system in the […]

MLDRIN Responds to Four Corners revelations

25 Jul

Revelations aired in last night’s Four Corners report on the Murray-Darling have generated anger and dismay in Indigenous communities, the peak body representing Southern-Basin Traditional Owners says. MLDRIN, which represents 25 Sovereign First Nations with links to the river systems of the Murray-Darling, is calling for a re-set of water planning arrangements in light of […]

Get the Basin Plan back on track!

07 Jun
Barking community protesting at Wilcannia

In the lead up this week’s Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting, MLDRIN has joined with 21 environment, Indigenous and community groups today to call on State and Commonwealth governments to get on with the job of implementing the Murray Darling Basin Plan. ‘Dramatic’ declines The rivers, wetlands and floodplain forests of the Murray Darling […]

Ministers told: stop undermining the Basin Plan

17 Mar
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Media Release (16th March 2017) Community delegation calls on water ministers to stop undermining the Murray-Darling Basin Plan Community delegation speak ahead of meeting with state and territory water ministers State & federal water ministers need to get out of the way of long term solution A delegation of Aboriginal people, farmers and conservationists will […]

Groundwater workshops for Traditional Owners

13 Jan
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The Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) is proposing to change extraction limits for groundwater in a number of regions in NSW and Victoria. In some cases, the changes will mean more water can be taken from underground aquifers for use by industry and agriculture. Traditional Owners have a right to have our voices and perspectives […]

2016 MLDRIN Wrap Up

20 Dec
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2016 has been a big year for Indigenous water rights in Australia and around the world! As part of MLDRIN’s commitment to report back to our member nations, we’ve prepared a wrap-up of key activities and outcomes throughout the year. This is just a sample of some of the work MLDRIN has been involved throughout […]

Northern Basin Review sells Traditional Owners short

22 Nov

Traditional Owners in the Southern Murray-Darling Basin have condemned the findings of the Northern Basin Review, announced at a special briefing in Canberra today. The Murray Darling Basin Authority has recommended a 70 gigalitre (GL) cut to water recovery for the environment in the Northern Basin, down to 320 GL from 390 GL. ‘Cutting water […]