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June 2011

Report tabled - 2 June 2011

The Committee tabled its report today making many findings regarding the management of the Murray Darling Basin. To read the report click here.

Canberra ACT

March 2011

Committee holds hearing in Canberra - 16 March 2011

The Regional Australia Committee is currently having a public hearing in Canberra, to watch the proceedings click here.

Committee holds hearing in St George - 16 March 2011

The Regional Australia Committee held a public hearing in St George, QLD yesterday to hear about the concerns of northern irrigators.

St George QLD

February 2011

Committee hears from SA Water Minister - 25 February 2011

Minister for the River Murray and Water the Hon Paul Caica to appear at hearing around 10:30am.

Committee hears from ACT Water Minister - 23 February 2011

The ACT Water Minister appears before the Regional Australia Committee.

Committee in Dubbo - 16 February 2011

The Regional Australia Committee hears from the Australian Floodplain Association in Dubbo as part of its tour of NSW Basin towns.

Dubbo NSW

Committee in Bourke - 15 February 2011

The Regional Australia Committee is in Bourke examining the impact of the drought and proposed water cuts.

Bourke NSW

Committee holds hearing in Gunnedah - 14 February 2011

The Committee is in Gunnedah hearing from the community about the impact of any future water cuts on the community. An irrigated cotton farm in the Namoi.

Gunnedah NSW

Inquiry announcement - 10 February 2011

Chair to make an announcement at 11:00am on Thursday 10 February 2011 in the Senate Courtyard.

January 2011

Committee meets with fruit growers in Mildura - 19 January 2010

The Regional Australia Committee today met with fruit growers in Mildura for a better understanding of irrigation practices.


Swan Hill Public Hearing postponed - 19 January 2010

The public hearing scheduled for today in Swan Hill has been postponed, due to the flooding situation in Victoria. The Committee’s thoughts are with people in flood affected areas.

Committee holds hearing in Murray Bridge - 18 January 2010

The Regional Australia Committee held hearings on Tuesday at Murray Bridge before visiting the confluence of the Murray and Darling rivers.

Murray and Darling Rivers

Committee visits mouth of Murray - 17 January 2010

Today the Regional Australia Committee visited mouth of Murray on the first stop of it's tour that will take it along the river to Griffith.

Programs now available - 13 January 2011

Programs are now available for the public hearings to be held in Murray Bridge, Mildura, Swan Hill, Bendigo, Shepparton, Deniliquin and Griffith on the 18th to 25th of January by clicking on the ‘public hearings’ link, above. The Committee will be hearing from a range of organisations and individuals and visiting sites across the region.

December 2010

The Regional Australia Committee at the Menindee Lakes in the far west of NSW - 21 December 2010

Menindee Lakes NSW

Committee to hit the road - 1 December 2010

Committee announces plans to hold hearings in Murray Bridge, Mildura, Swan Hill, Bendigo, Shepparton, Deniliquin and Griffith in January 2011. To view the hearings schedule click here.

First submissions now available - 1 December 2010

87 submissions available – the Committee encourages everyone to make with views known to it. To view the submissions click here.

November 2010

Inquiry under way - 17 November 2010

The inquiry was launched on 28 October, submissions close on 20 December. The first submissions are now available here.

Welcome - 16 November 2010

The Regional Australia Committee is currently undertaking an inquiry into the impact of the proposed Murray Darling Basin Plan. On this website you will find information regarding the inquiry, how to put your view to the Committee and news as the inquiry progresses.

The Committee Secretariat can be contacted at:

Committee Secretary
Standing Committee on Regional Australia
PO Box 6021
Parliament House

Phone: (02) 6277 4162
Fax: (02) 6277 4773

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