Public hearing - Canberra, Friday 23 November 2012

Inquiry into the management of the Murray-Darling Basin

Public hearing - Canberra, Friday 23 November 2012

Committee Room 2S3
Parliament House



8.30 am

Ms Jan Beer and Mr Ken Pattison       [Teleconference]

9.00 am

Murray Group of Concerned Communities       [Teleconference]
Mr Bruce Simpson, Chairman
Ms Perin Davey, Executive Officer

Southern Riverina Irrigators       [Teleconference]
Mr Ted Hatty, Chairman
Ms Louise Burge, Executive Officer

Murray River Action Group
Mr Ian Lobban, President
Ms Marie Dunn, Honorary Secretary

9.50 am

National Irrigators' Council
Mr Tom Chesson, Chief Executive Officer

NSW Irrigators' Council       [Teleconference]
Mr Andrew Gregson, Chief Executive Officer

10.40 am

Morning tea break

10.50 am

Australian Conservation Foundation
Mr Jonathan La Nauze, Healthy Rivers Campaigner

Wilderness Society SA       [Teleconference]
Mr Peter Owen, SA Campaign Manager

Conservation Council SA       [Teleconference]
Mr Tim Kelly, Chief Executive

Environment Victoria       [Teleconference]
Ms Juliet Le Feuvre, Healthy Rivers Campaign Manager

11.40 am

Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists
Mr Tim Stubbs, Environmental Engineer
Mr Peter Cosier, Convenor and Member

12.20 pm


1.00 pm

Murray-Darling Basin Authority
Dr Rhondda Dickson, Chief Executive Officer
Mr Russell James, Executive Director, Policy and Planning
Dr Tony McLeod, General Manager, Water Resource Planning

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Mr David Parker, Deputy Secretary, Water Group
Mr Tony Slatyer, First Assistant Secretary, Water Reform Division
Ms Mary Harwood, First Assistant Secretary, Water Efficiency Division

3.00 pm


For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3511
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