The Menindee Lakes Water Savings Project – an example of poor decision-making
This report finds that despite promises of significant water savings, the decision-making process for the Menindee Lakes project was poor practice and a poor example of effective governance. This profoundly affected the legitimacy and implementation of the project, particularly in relation to the local community...
Australia has an ugly legacy of denying water rights to Aboriginal people. Not much has changed
Water management in the Murray-Darling Basin has radically changed over the past 30 years, including Aboriginal people’s share of water rights in New South Wales.
Investigation of the causes of mass fish kills in the Menindee Region NSW over the summer of 2018–2019
This report investigates the causes of three major fish kills in the Darling River, near Menindee, in December 2018 and January 2019.
National Indigenous water planning forum
This report focusses on the Indigenous access provisions of the 2004 National Water Initiative (NWI). It describes the policy mechanisms and processes that have been implemented to date for Indigenous participation in water planning and access to water. The report supplies detailed observations about these...