South Australia Media Releases
- Marine Sanctuaries Great for our State - November 28, 2012
- Basin Plan Fails the River - November 21, 2012
- Murray announcement no cause for celebration yet! - October 25, 2012
- Super Trawler Scared Into Slinking Into South Australia - August 29, 2012
- "WHO VOTED FOR OUR RIVER?" asks South Australia Environment Groups - August 22, 2012
- Minister Burke must step up: MDBA Plan fails river health - August 06, 2012
- Marine reserves network turns tide for our sea life - June 14, 2012
- Murray-Darling consultation an expensive joke - May 28, 2012
- Kimberley protest goes nationwide - May 15, 2012
The Wilderness Society today congratulated the Weatherill Government for having the vision to protect some of South Australia’s iconic and important marine areas in Sanctuaries.
South Australian environment groups warn that the MDB Plan due to be put before the Federal Parliament will not restore Australia’s great river system to health.
Announcements today regarding the return of a possible 3200GL of water are a step in the right direction, but more needs to be done if we are to return the Murray Darling Basin to health.
As rumours swirl that the super trawler Margiris may be pulling into South Australian ports, the national Stop the Trawler alliance has urged the public there and their elected representatives to oppose the super trawler seeking sanctuary in South Australia’s ports.
Peter Owen, Campaign Manager, The Wilderness Society (SA) said, “We are of course disappointed that the Motion was lost but 10 Ayes and 37 Noes is over 20% support for our position. We are looking for an improvement, especially from SA Senators who all signed a pledge in June 2011 to support a MDB Plan that ends the overuse of water and returns enough flow to the Murray-Darling to guarantee its return to health.”
The Murray Darling Basin Authority has today released its final Plan, a Plan that continues to reject the advice of Australia’s leading river scientists on what is required to restore our great river system to health.
The Federal Government's announcement of a network of marine reserves around Australia is a welcome first step to ensuring our extraordinary marine life is better protected, the Wilderness Society said today.
Despite 20 weeks of consultation, the Murray Darling Basin Authority is still delivering a plan that won’t even contemplate the CSIRO’s recommendations on how to fix the river.