MLDRIN News & Events

3 years ago

#MenindeeLakes & #Darling➡️A good 'episode' in today's Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission from 10AM - ➡️Theme 5: Efficiency measures &the 450GL, & ➡️Th. 7: Progress on Environmental ... See more

3 years ago
Darling Unchained

Friday 20th July, Sunraysia Daily news paper.

3 years ago
‘Aqua nullius’: Indigenous group fronts River Murray royal commission

We want to see the law changed to recognise First Nations water rights! And we've put together some advice on how to do it!!

Traditional Owners say the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission is an opportunity to propose legislation changes.

3 years ago
Aust breaching standards: Indigenous group - 9News

Indigenous people's rights in handling of water resources are not being recognised under international stan...

3 years ago
Call for Water Act to further recognise Indigenous rights

Check out some great media coverage of our submission to the South Australian Royal Commission into the Murray Darling Basin Plan today. MLDRIN reps provided detailed responses on key points from our ... See more

3 years ago
First Nations propose changes to Australia’s Water Act - MLDRIN

The Water Act needs to recognise First Nations rights and interests!! We've released a statement ahead of our rep's evidence at the SA Royal Commission into the Basin Plan today. How would you change ... See more

The Water Act is ‘substantially inconsistent’ with Australia’s commitments to international conventions, a Traditional Owner group will today tell the South Australian Royal Commission into the ... See more

3 years ago

Awesome catch up yesterday with Tati Tati/Wadi Wadi mob in Robinvale, to talk Aboriginal Waterway Assessments and water resource planning. Such a dedicated crew working to improve the health of ... See more

3 years ago
Sovereign Union


A rusty tin containing 1920s photographs, hidden away in Port Macquarie back shed has cast new light on the lives of coastal Aborigines at the turn ... See more

3 years ago
Stop the Desecration of Djap Wurrung Country: Letter Writing Campaign

Urgent action needed! Click here to sent a letter to Luke Donnellan, Minister for Roads, to stop the desecration of Djap Wurrung Country.

3 years ago

It might be an idea for everyone to read this. DPI has identified an issue with abalone commercial fishers, 40% of them were not complying with regulations. Is the Abalone peak body's saying its got ... See more


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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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