MLDRIN News & Events

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

Concerned community members are gathering at Richard Wynne's office to call for protection of sacred birthing trees in Western Victoria. Solidarity with Traditional Owners working to protect Country

4 days ago
New river council will give traditional owners in the Kimberley a unified voice

Great to see river people uniting to protect sacred waterways!! 'Traditional owners in Western Australia’s Kimberley region have formed a new organisation to help manage the Fitzroy River. The ... See more

The new Martuwarra Fitzroy River Council aims to overcome a management problem faced by many traditional owners: the fact that major rivers flow through lands home to many different groups and ... See more

4 days ago
Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance - WAR

Tomorrow Monday 18th June on Djap Wurrung country they are planning to cut down a Djap Wurrung womens birthing tree for the Western Highway. This birthing tree is planning to be removed without the ... See more

5 days ago
Fitzroy River plan can avoid Murray-Darling mistakes, traditional owners say

Native title groups form council to urge scientific approach as pastoralists lobby for access

1 week ago
Indigenous conservation part of the mix for a healthy Outback, new study reveals

A new study by The Pew Charitable Trusts shows that Indigenous-led conservation is one of three key steps that will help safeguard the heart of Australia.

1 week ago
Tolarno Station


Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, article in today’s Saturday advertiser in adelaide , the article provides an example outlining decisions made on the run within the MDBA. This is a perfect ... See more

1 week ago
Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance - WAR

Tomorrow Monday 18th June on Djap Wurrung country they are planning to cut down a Djap Wurrung womens birthing tree for the Western Highway. This birthing tree is planning to be removed without the ... See more

2 weeks ago
Call to prioritise Aboriginal water rights

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians face huge challenges in terms of ensuring their water rights and values are maintained at local, state and national level, and one researcher says ... See more

3 weeks ago
ANU expert calls for Indigenous water rights

Couldn't agree more!!
"My plea to you, is to put your energy behind the Indigenous water rights struggle. The cause is just and the time is right. Indigenous communities around Australia will ... See more

Indigenous water rights expert Dr Virginia Marshall has issued a plea for the public to get behind her push for improved water rights for Indigenous people. Dr Marshall, who is the Inaugural ... See more

3 weeks ago

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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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