River Protection Updates
Queensland 2012 Election Update No. 1 - February 08, 2012
Together we’ve achieved so much for Queensland’s wild places, and now is the time to make sure we keep our environmental protections in place. But to do this we really need your help. Let’s all get active and make a big difference together this election!
Queensland Lake Eyre Basin rivers protected - December 10, 2011
In a momentous win for Australian conservation, the mighty rivers of western Queensland's Lake Eyre Basin - Cooper Creek, Georgina river and Diamantina river - have been protected under Queensland's Wild Rivers Act.
Lifeblood Alliance calls on Federal Minister to send Basin Plan back - December 02, 2011
Members of national alliance Voices for the Murray-Darling kicked off their fight-back against a dismal, draft Basin Plan in Adelaide on Thursday 1st December 2011. Alliance members want Minister Burke to direct the Authority to return more than 2750 gigalitres of water to the Murray-Darling and assess all the benefits of returning higher volumes.
The Wilderness Society slams Murray-Darling Basin Plan - December 01, 2011
The Wilderness Society SA along with local fishers, farmers and environmentalists gathered at the Murray Mouth to call for more water to be returned to the river system.
Real leadership is the river's last hope - November 28, 2011
The basin’s ongoing mismanagement reflects Australia’s inability to reconcile the needs of the environment and of rural communities. Debates about its future pit the city against the bush, upstream against downstream users, and graziers against irrigators.
$10 billion Murray-Darling Basin Plan still won't save the river - November 27, 2011
The Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) has just released their Draft Plan to save the river and it falls well short of our expectations. The Wilderness Society is deeply concerned that the plan has become a political football and will not deliver on its promises.