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Snapshot of Australia’s water supply
Environment
Tuesday January 21 2020

Snapshot of Australia’s water supply

A SNAPSHOT OF AUSTRALIA'S WATER SUPPLY AS OF JANUARY 16 2020:

Qld mayor takes stand against water mining
Mining
Thursday December 5 2019

Qld mayor takes stand against water mining

A southeast Queensland mayor has taken a stand against companies sucking out precious water supplies from beneath the rainforest.  

Qld dam could crumble in extreme weather
Structural
Monday December 2 2019

Qld dam could crumble in extreme weather

An independent inquiry will be launched into Bundaberg's troubled Paradise Dam amid warnings the dam wall has an "unacceptable" risk of breaking apart during an extreme...

Tears as flood victims win landmark case
Infrastructure
Monday December 2 2019

Tears as flood victims win landmark case

It's been almost nine years since Queensland retiree Frank Beaumont watched floodwaters swallow his home west of Brisbane.

New water restrictions for Greater Sydney
Environment
Friday November 22 2019

New water restrictions for Greater Sydney

Greater Sydney will face tougher water restrictions as dam levels fall rapidly and the region grapples with a deepening drought "more severe" than the millennium drought.

NSW dams, pipelines to be fast-tracked
Infrastructure
Friday November 15 2019

NSW dams, pipelines to be fast-tracked

The NSW parliament has passed a temporary bill fast-tracking water infrastructure projects - including dams and pipelines - in towns with a critical water need.

SA desal plant to provide water in drought
Environment
Friday November 8 2019

SA desal plant to provide water in drought

A virtually unused desalination plant in South Australia will be fired up over summer as part of an effort to help farmers in drought.

Warragamba Dam wall draft report ‘flawed’
Structural
Thursday September 26 2019

Warragamba Dam wall draft report ‘flawed’

Archaeologists have labelled a draft report for the controversial raising of NSW's Warragamba Dam wall as partly flawed and inadequate.

States need to build more dams: minister
No Category Assigned
Wednesday September 18 2019

States need to build more dams: minister

Water Minister David Littleproud has demanded state governments build more dams as towns across Queensland and NSW run out of drinking water.

Environment
9 Dec, 2019
No threat to Sydney water quality for now

Sydney's drinking water won't be impacted by emergency bushfires burning near Warragamba Dam and elsewhere around the city, authorities say.

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Infrastructure
13 May, 2019
Libs, Labor Urged to Reveal Dam Wall Plans

 Former Greens leader Bob Brown has called on the major political parties to be upfront about their position on the raising of the wall of Sydney's...

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Environment
15 Apr, 2019
SA's Recreational Reservoir Opens

The South Australian government may allow access to a drinking water catchment south of Adelaide. 

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Environment
29 Mar, 2019
Labor Pledge to Protect SA's Water Flows

A Labor government would try to restore the Murray-Darling Basin to health by overturning a deal made last year.

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Environment
25 Mar, 2019
NSW Regional Water Minister Steps Down

The NSW regional water minister is stepping down after mass fish deaths in the state's major inland rivers sparked a barrage of threats and fuelled voter...

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22 Mar, 2019
Growing Backlash over NSW Dam Wall Plan

Community groups and traditional owners have accused the NSW government of not being transparent over plans to raise the Warragamba Dam wall.

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Environment
15 Mar, 2019
Qld Council Wants 'Big Decisions' on Water

A drought-affected Queensland regional council has pleaded for a significant increase in water security funding to prevent a possible nationwide impact on food prices.

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Environment
6 Sep, 2018
Morrison Weighs up Drought-proofing Tools

A national water transport network to help farmers is one proposal Prime Minister Scott Morrison will look at to guard against future droughts.

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Environment
23 Aug, 2018
Sydney's Desalination Plant being Tested

Work is underway preparing Sydney's desalination plant so it can be switched on if the city's dam levels continue to fall during the NSW drought.

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