Press Releases 2019

30 December 2019 −  NSWIC Says Yes to New Years Eve Fireworks

17 December 2019 −  NSWIC Thanks Minister Pavey for Standing Up for Dry Communities in NSW

3 December 2019 −  NSWIC asks for details of Inspector-General’s role

28 November 2019 −  NSWIC Welcomes Underusage Accouncement

25 November 2019 −  NSWIC Response to calls for NSW to withdraw from the Basin Plan

07 November 2019 − NSWIC response to Government drought relief announcement

26 October 2019 − Water waste undermines Australian food security

12 September 2019 − NSW Irrigators’ Council calls upon MDBA to rule out extra 2,000 billion litre water grab

05 August 2019 − NSW Irrigators’ Council backs our Minister

02 August 2019 − Minister Pavey Taking Concerns of NSW Irrigation Farmers to Ministerial Council

01 August 2019 − Inspector-General for the Basin welcomed, but he can’t make it rain

26 July 2019 − Irrigation industry calls on Federal Government to buy ‘A Class’ Licences for Indigenous Nations

19 July 2019 − Open Letter From Scientists on the Murray-Darling Basin Confirms Calls From Industry

09 July 2019 − 4 Corners Must Correct the Facts   
If you would like to learn more about the facts, check out this document [HERE]

08 July 2019 − After 4 Corners: The how and why or water infrastructure

25 June 2019 − Environmental Water has Priority

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

15 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

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Media Information Initiative

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.

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