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Mangroves at high tide, East Point, Northern Territory. Photo: John Baker.
Mangroves at high tide, East Point, Northern Territory
Wakool River from the Gee Gee Bridge. Photo: Rebecca Gee.
Wakool River from the Gee Gee Bridge
Lake Hume and the Mitta River, located east of Albury-Wodonga, Victoria. Photo: Bell Commercial Photography (2008).
Lake Hume and the Mitta River, located east of Albury-Wodonga, Victoria
Pivot irrigation. Photo: Arthur Mostead.
Sweet corn crop under irrigation from a centre pivot
Coorong and Lakes Alexandrina and Albert. Photo: Paul Wainwright.
Coorong and Lakes Alexandrina and Albert
Mudflats King Sound.
Mudflats King Sound, West Kimberley

The Australian Government is providing national leadership on the challenges of meeting future demand for water in a drying climate.

The Murray-Darling Basin Plan delivers on the Australian Government's commitment to restore the Basin's rivers and wetlands to health while supporting strong regional communities and sustainable food production.

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40,000 megalitres of water has been allocated in the lower Murrumbidgee, New South Wales, to help protect the area’s wetlands.
10
Apr
2014
The Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder is now recruiting local engagement officers to work directly with Murray-Darling Basin communities.
10
Apr
2014
Applications close 5.00pm AEST Monday 28 April 2014
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Apr
2014

The Cleaner Environment Plan

The Australian Government's Plan for a Cleaner Environment - Clean Air, Clean Land, Clean Water and National Heritage​ - will help realise the vision of a great society by protecting and improving our environment for future generations.​

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