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  1. 100 Percent Drought Declared In New South Wales

    13 Aug 2018- 10:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SYDNEY, Australia As of August 9, the entire Australian state of New South Wales was officially in drought, sparking fears of a food shortage. Farmers are hand-feeding cattle as grazing pastures turn arid, and ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/13/2018 - 10:41

  2. "Reckless" Approval For More Coal Mining In Sydney Catchment

    1 Aug 2018- 07:25 by Local Press Report Sydney The Sydney Morning Herald The government of New South Wales has approved expanded coal mining in Greater Sydney's water catchment, ignoring concerns of a state agency, and without waiting for an independ ...

    Local Press Report - 08/01/2018 - 07:25

  3. Fracking Caused Radioactive Contamination Of Water In West Australia

    26 Jun 2018- 13:01 by Local Press Report SYDNEY NSW The Sydney Morning Herald High levels of a radioactive material and other contaminants have been found in water from a West Australian fracking site but operators say it could be diluted and fed to beef ...

    Local Press Report - 06/26/2018 - 13:01

  4. New South Wales To Impose Drastic Fines For Water Theft

    26 Jun 2018- 13:01 by OOSKAnews Info SYDNEY, Australia Water thieves in New South Wales will face tough financial penalties under new laws passed by state parliament. These include fines of up to $5 million for corporations and $500,000 for individuals. & ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 07/05/2018 - 12:34

  5. Are Proposed Murray-Darling Water Laws Going To Kill The River?

    20 Jun 2018- 11:57 by Local Press Report SYDNEY NSW ABC News (Australia) The New South Wales Government has watered down changes to laws governing the Murray-Darling river system that were proposed in the wake of the water theft and corruption investigati ...

    Local Press Report - 06/20/2018 - 11:57

  6. Australia: Opposition Pledges To Tighten Fracking Regulations

    20 Jun 2018- 11:57 by Local Press Report CANBERRA The Guardian Regulations on unconventional gas development across Australia would be tightened up if Labor wins the next election. Labor’s shadow minister for the environment Tony Burke says the party, if ...

    Local Press Report - 06/20/2018 - 11:57

  7. Australia: Mining Giant Seeks To Avoid Federal Scrutiny Of Water Diversion Plan

    13 Jun 2018- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CANBERRA, Australia Indian mining giant Adani has been accused of seeking to dodge federal scrutiny of its plan to build a pipeline pumping billions of liters of water from the Suttor River in the state of Que ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/05/2018 - 10:17

  8. Murray-Darling Basin: No New NSW Dams Projected

    11 Jun 2018- 08:45 by Local Press Report SYDNEY NSW ABC News Water NSW says new dams are not part of its 20 year plan, released this week, which instead looks at other ways of saving water such as piping, channels and mid-river storage points. The NSW Gov ...

    Local Press Report - 06/11/2018 - 08:45

  9. Deal On Murray Darling Basin Plan Could Make History For Australian Indigenous Peoples' Water Rights

    11 May 2018- 12:58 by Local Press Report CANBERRA The Conversation Australia's Labor Party has agreed to a federal government policy package intended to ensure the survival of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan. Proposed amendments to the plan, if impleme ...

    Local Press Report - 05/11/2018 - 14:01

  10. Coalition, Labor in Murray Darling Deal

    8 May 2018- 12:20 by Local Press Report CANBERRA SBS News Australia's government has struck a deal with the Labor opposition to ensure sufficient amounts of water are returned to the Murray-Darling river system for environmental flows. A suite of new ...

    Local Press Report - 05/08/2018 - 12:35

  11. Beijing Enterprises Water Group Finalizes Stake In Western Australia Water Company

    30 Apr 2018- 08:02 by OOSKAnews Info PERTH, Australia China's Beijing Enterprises Water Group International has finalized purchase of Australian water company TRILITY, which is part of a private consortium behind the Helena Water treatment facility i ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 07/05/2018 - 10:28

  12. Australia: Indigenous Mining Town Residents Demand Blood Tests After Lead Found in Water

    23 Apr 2018- 10:04 by Local Press Report BORROLOOLA NT Australian Broadcasting Company Indigenous residents in the Northern Territory mining town of Borroloola are calling on the Health Department to blood test families, amid revelations their water suppl ...

    Local Press Report - 04/23/2018 - 10:04

  13. Inquiry Backs Fracking in Australia's Northern Territory

    28 Mar 2018- 22:01 by Local Press Report DARWIN NT The Australian The Northern Territory government has vowed not to put jobs at risk in the fishing, farming, tourism and cattle industries in a rush to lift a ban on fracking. Justice Rachel Pepper handed ...

    Local Press Report - 03/28/2018 - 22:01

  14. South Australia Water Minister Will Defend Water Allocated for Environment

    27 Mar 2018- 08:56 by Local Press Report ADELAIDE SA The Australian Financial Review Hopes the Murray-Darling Basin plan would be salvaged by a change of government in South Australia are sinking after the state's water minister signalled he will fig ...

    Local Press Report - 03/27/2018 - 08:56

  15. Australia: Victorians Pay Hundreds of Millions in Excessive Water Charges

    26 Mar 2018- 06:25 by Local Press Report MELBOURNE VIC The Age Consumer advocates have called on the Andrews government to reform its financing arrangements with Victoria’s state-owned water companies, arguing this would save consumers about $770 million ...

    Local Press Report - 03/26/2018 - 06:25

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