MLDRIN News & Events

11
Oct

MLDRIN welcomes the release of the Victorian Government’s Water is Life

MLDRIN welcomes the release of the Victorian Government’s Water is Life Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations (MLDRIN) welcomes the release of the Victorian Government’s “Water is Life: Traditional Owner Access to Water Roadmap.” This policy sets pathways for increasing Traditional Owner self-determination and decision-making in water management. It also fulfils a major Victorian Government...
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18
Dec

MLDRIN applauds First Nations appointment to the MDBA Board

The Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations (MLDRIN) applauds the appointment of Nari Nari man Rene Woods as the first Indigenous member of the Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) Board. ‘Rene Woods has been an incredibly effective and committed advocate for First Nations water justice, as Chair of MLDRIN since 2016,’ said MLDRIN Acting Chair...
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05
Dec

Derailing the Basin Plan will hurt rivers and our communities

Media Release: Friday 6th December 2019 Scrapping the Basin Plan could damage cultural values along Australia’s greatest river system and marginalise vulnerable communities, a peak body representing First Nations from the Southern Basin has warned. ‘Campaigns led by irrigators and the NSW National Party to derail the Basin Plan do not represent the interests of...
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23
Sep

First Nations’ MDBA appointment a big step forward

MLDRIN has welcomed the establishment of a legislated, permanent First Nations position on the Board of the Murray Darling Basin Authority, following the passage of the Water Amendment (Indigenous Authority Member) Bill 2019 in Federal Parliament last Thursday. MLDRIN worked alongside the Northern Basin Aboriginal Nations and other First Nations organisations to lobby successive Federal...
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03
Jul

Study shows Australians support water allocations for First Nations

MLDRIN has called on all governments to heed world-first research, which demonstrates strong support for reallocation of water to First Nations. The research conducted by Griffith University and released this week indicates that 70% of Murray Darling Basin residents surveyed would back the reallocation of water to Aboriginal communities. The study also found that around...
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02
Mar

When the River Runs Dry: a message of support

MLDRIN is a representative forum for First Nations in the Southern Murray Darling Basin, established in 1998 to create a united voice for water justice. Today, all our members stand in unity with communities rallying in six heavily impacted river towns, to call for urgent action to address the water crisis across New South Wales....
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13
Feb

First Nations groups unite to call for Murray Darling Royal Commission

As hundreds of water activists gather in Canberra to demand action on rivers and climate change today, three peak Aboriginal organisations have issued a united call for a full federal Royal Commission to uncover the truth about the declining health of rivers in the Murray Darling Basin. ‘First Nations are the original custodians of our...
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18
Jul

First Nations propose changes to Australia’s Water Act

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 Murray-Darling Basin Plan. The Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations (MLDRIN), which represents Traditional Owner organisations across the Murray-Darling Basin, will today give evidence to the Royal Commission. MLDRIN’s...
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4 years ago
Kylie

#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

4 years ago
Darling Unchained

Friday 20th July, Sunraysia Daily news paper.

4 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.

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

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

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