Press Releases 2019


Media Information Initiative

31 May 2019

Audit of Water Trade Price Reporting.


07 May 2019

Labor Water Policy Announcement.


11 April 2019

Irrigation farmers in the clear.


10 April 2019

Vertessy Report – End the Blame Game.


09 April 2019

 Cotton export ban proposal a case of misinformed debate.


08 April 2019

Federal Government takes action to understand socio-economic conditions of river communities


05 April 2019

Federal Election Platform Launch.


29 March 2019

No time to turn back on Basin.


25 March 2019

NSW Election shows water security must be a priority.


18 March 2019

World Water Day


15 March 2019

Owing Truth Up and Down the River.


22 February 2019

 Journalists invited to visit irrigation farms.


18 February 2019

NSW Irrigators’ Council supports the facts and a better Darling River as part of the Murray-Darling Basin


14 February 2019

ALP removes cap on buyback.


06 February 2019

South Australia Floats Their Boats While NSW Goes Dry.


01 February 2019

South Australia’s Royal Commission into the Murray Darling Basin (detailed statement).


31 January 2019

South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission.


08 January 2019

Fish Deaths the Tragic Result of Drought.


The NSWIC Media Information Initiative is a platform for journalists and media to get access to irrigation farmers in NSW.

It is important for our integrity as an industry that people can understand how our water management system works, and why farmers use irrigation.

We need a change of perception so that people understand why irrigation is important to efficient and sustainable food production.

We are proud that Australia’s irrigation farmers are some of the most water efficient in the world. What our farmers can get out of the water they do have is a true testament to the industry.  

Irrigation technology/infrastructure allows farmers to be more resilient to the harsh realities of Australia’s dry climate, and allows all Australians to continue to have a supply of high-quality fresh produce.

Without the use of irrigation, yields would be lower, meaning we would have to use more water to maintain the same amount of food and fibre production.

What we need is to ensure the public has access to this information. Providing this information to show the integrity and sustainability of our industry requires collaboration.

If you’re a journalist, or involved in the media, and would like to get involved, please get in touch [HERE]. In your expression of interest, please include:

  • Your name, organisation and position
  • Where or what you would like to see
  • When you’re keen to go.

We can take it from there. We look forward to hearing from you.