NEWS

SA Government response to the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission |

SA Government has released its full response to the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission and the Productivity Commission’s five-year assessment. Of the 82 recommendations made in the report, 66 recommendations are supported in full or partially. The full response to both the Royal Commission and Productivity Commission reports outlines actions that will be taken by South Australia and reflects a range of agreements reached by Basin Governments since the release of the reports. Actions are grouped in the following areas:

  • Compliance and Leadership
  • Sustainability of the Murray-Darling Basin
  • Recovery and Efficiency
  • Climate Change
  • Aboriginal Engagement
  • Transparency

More information, visit  https://www.environment.sa.gov.au/topics/river-murray/about-the-river/murray-darling-basin-commission

SOCIAL

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EVENTS

It’s national Safe Work Month this October

Working on farms can be dangerous. On-farm death and injury is a major problem in Australia with farm machinery, tractors and quad bikes, accounting for about 40% of all fatalities. October is #SafeWorkMonth, a reminder to keep safety on the farm at the front of mind and be a #SAFETYCHAMPION. For more information, visit https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/national-safe-work-month/about

National Water Week 21-27 October 2019 encourages the wider community, individuals and organisations to actively protect and conserve our precious water resources and habitats. This year’s theme ‘It’s time to change the world‘ has been adapted from the World’s Largest Lesson on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, a campaign to introduce the 17 sustainable development goals to young people all over the world and unite them to take action to meet these goals by 2030.

National Agriculture Day 21 November 2019

Did you know Agriculture is the largest employer in many of Australia’s rural and remote communities? 21 November is National Agriculture Day #AgDay has grown to become a broad coalition of industry groups, corporate Australia and government, led by the National Farmers’ Federation. Australia’s farm sector is quietly doing good things, they are the reason we enjoy safe, nutritious produce all year round.  Find out more, visit www.agday.org.au

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