MLDRIN News & Events

2 days ago
Photos from Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations's post

What an amazing week visiting wetlands and waterways on Ngintait Country for an Aboriginal Waterway Assessment! In this semi-arid country, rivers are truly the lifeblood of a rich cultural landscape. ... See more

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2 days ago
Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network

Uncle Ned Jampijinpa Hargraves from Yuendumu sharing some truth

Today Uncle Ned joined Seed and the AYCC at the Aboriginal Embassy in Canberra's Snap Action Response to the terrible decision from ... See more

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2 days ago
The Murray Darling Basin Plan is not delivering – there's no more time to waste

A dozen leading researchers have issued an urgent call to action for the Murray-Darling Basin, arguing that the billions spent on water-efficient irrigation have done little for the rivers' health.

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5 days ago
NSW promises to protect Barwon-Darling flow as it is attacked over basin plan

NSW and VIC get a rap over the knuckles. Good to see strong words from a champion for our rivers. Good to see NSW finally taking some action to protect flows on the Baarka (Darling River)

Former Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder says NSW ‘actively undermined’ Murray-Darling basin plan

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1 week ago
Sovereign Union

mmm yep well said 😒

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1 week ago
Barengi Gadjin Land Council

Looks like an awesome event!

For our TO Community there are only 10 spots left, for more information please contact Brett Harrison on the office number 5389 1921

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1 week ago

Because, who doesn't love a good old road trip?! Join MLDRIN & get away for a couple of days. Get out on Country, meet some new people, listen to stories & soak in the knowledge of our Elders. With ... See more

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1 week ago
The Menindee Lakes project: who loses and who really wins?

First Nations are being asked to support so-called ’environmental’ infrastructure works projects instead of real water for the environment. But even the Murray-Darling Basin Authority says that ... See more

The Murray-Darling authority questions the plan to shrink Menindee Lakes and its impact on communities, the environment and those downstream

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1 week ago
Innovative leadership is needed for Indigenous water needs

A First Nations water policy is long overdue for Western Australia

Finding ways to deliver on Indigenous water needs is an essential component of the National Water Initiative, and one researcher says there is an opportunity for Australian governments to show ... See more

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17
Mar

Ministers told: stop undermining the Basin Plan

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...
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13
Jan

Groundwater workshops for Traditional Owners

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...
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22
Nov

Northern Basin Review sells Traditional Owners short

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...
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11
Aug

First Nations’ water summit calls for urgent action

Delegates of 46 Sovereign First Nations have called on all levels of government to urgently address the impacts on their culture, heritage and wellbeing arising from the management of water resources in the Murray Darling Basin. A Joint Gathering of the Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations (MLDRIN) and the Northern Basin Aboriginal Nations (NBAN)...
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Using the AWA on Country
27
Jul

Funding for Victorian AWAs

MLDRIN has received funding from the Victorian Government to run six Aboriginal Waterways Assessment (AWA) projects in Victorian Water Resource Plan areas! The funding is an exciting opportunity for Traditional Owners to use the AWA tool and document the cultural values and environmental health of waterways on Country. All information and data arising from the...
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03
Dec

Water Act change a small step for justice

The Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations (MLDRIN) says changes to the Commonwealth Water Act 2007, brought into Federal Parliament today, are a small step towards water justice for Aboriginal people. The Water Amendment (Review Implementation and Other Measures) Bill 2015 includes some small changes that will help to reinforce the importance of proper Indigenous...
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16
Sep

Basin Plan Inquiry

How important is a healthy river to you and your community? Did you know that there is an Inquiry into the Murray-Darling Basin Plan happening right now? Cross-bench Senators have launched an inquiry into the ‘positive and negative’ impacts of the Plan. It follows angry protests from farmers, who claim that returning water to the environment...
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28
Aug

Cultural impacts of supply measures need scrutiny

Media Release: 28th August 2015 Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations (MLDRIN) The peak Traditional Owner group in the Southern Murray Darling Basin has called for a comprehensive assessment of the impacts of ‘supply measures’ on Aboriginal cultural values, as an independent stocktake of the projects was released yesterday. State Governments have submitted 36 projects...
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