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Public Submissions

Submissions are now closed.

The Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission received submissions from members of the public and organisations regarding issues outlined in the Terms of Reference and the following papers:

Submissions

  1. Chris Edwards - NSW (PDF 115KB)
  2. Keith Peasley - NSW (PDF 21KB)
  3. Robert Vincin - NSW (PDF 951KB)
  4. Brian Chatterton - Italy (PDF 212KB)
  5. Warren Gould - VIC (PDF 94KB)
  6. Paul Newell - NSW (PDF 183KB)
  7. Rachel Strachan - Lower Darling Horticulture Group - NSW (PDF 792KB)
  8. Alastair Wood - SA (PDF 2MB)
  9. Murray Jacobs - SA (PDF 579KB)
  10. Keith Greenham AM - VIC (PDF 119KB)
  11. Elizabeth Tregenza - River Lakes Coorong Action Group - SA (PDF 534KB)
  12. Barry Croke - VIC (PDF 169KB)
  13. Andrew Kelly - West Corurgan - Private Irrigation District - NSW (PDF 174KB) 
  14. Richard Sargood - Murray River Action Group - NSW (PDF 119KB)
  15. John Pettigrew - Goulburn Valley Environment Group - VIC (PDF 102KB)
  16. Howard Pascoe - Howard Pascoe Consulting - VIC (PDF 322KB)
  17. Adrian Kidd - Water Advisory Committee - Liberal Party of Australia (Mildura Branch) - VIC (PDF 1.4MB)
  18. Rob Foster - NSW (PDF 782KB)
  19. Russell Peate - Mid Murray Council - SA (PDF 95KB)
  20. Ross Howse - NSW (PDF 88KB)
  21. Rosa Hillam - SA (PDF 1.12MB)
  22. Professor Quentin Grafton and Professor John Williams - ACT (PDF 330KB)
  23. Bernard Griffin - West Wallsend Branch of Australian Labor Party - NSW (PDF 119KB)
  24. Peter Bond - Murraylands and Riverland Local Government Association - SA (PDF 472KB)
  25. Suzanne Milthorpe - Wilderness Society Australia - NSW (PDF 141KB)
  26. Norm Brennan - Edward River Council - NSW (PDF 109KB)
  27. Tom Martin - SA (PDF 174KB)
  28. Emma Bradbury - Murray Darling Association - VIC (PDF 323KB)
  29. Terry Korn - Australian Floodplain Association - ACT (PDF 587KB)
  30. Travis Tobin - Queensland Farmers' Federation Ltd - QLD (PDF 510KB)
  31. Desmond Connellan - Narwie Partners - NSW (PDF 214KB)
  32. Mitchell Clapham - NSW Farmers' Association - NSW (PDF 3.65MB)
  33. Steve Whan - National Irrigators' Council - NSW (PDF 5.53MB)
  34. Michael Murray - Cotton Australia - NSW (PDF 2.40MB)
  35. Tony Siviour - Renmark Paringa Council - SA (PDF 1.33MB)
  36. Roch Cheroux - SA Water - SA (PDF 1.90MB)
  37. David Morris - Environmental Defenders' Offices of Australia (PDF 330.88KB)
  38. Carina Dick - VIC (PDF 239KB)
  39. Darriea Turley AM - Broken Hill City Council - NSW (PDF 368KB)
  40. Tim Tol - District Council of Loxton Waikerie - SA (PDF 844KB)
  41. Simon McArthur - Australian Regional Tourism Ltd - NSW (PDF 363KB)
  42. Richard Marsh - Balonne Shire Council - QLD (PDF 1.3MB)
  43. Professor Nick Harvey - SA (PDF 577KB)
  44. Alistair Watson - VIC (PDF 5.16MB)
  45. Professors Sarah Wheeler, Jeff Connor, Quentin Grafton, Lin Crase and John Quiggin - SA/QLD (PDF 428KB)
  46. Katrina Humphries and Lester Rodgers - Moree Plains Shire Council - NSW (PDF 373KB)
  47. Anne Reeves - Inland Rivers Network - NSW (PDF 460KB)
  48. Bernard Griffin - NSW (PDF 92KB)
  49. Associate Professor Cameron Holley, Associate Professor Darren Sinclair, Dr Tariro Mutongwizo, and Amelia Brown - NSW/ACT (PDF 613KB)
  50. Barry Featherston - Murray Darling Association Region 6 - SA (PDF 489KB)
  51. Sharon Starick - South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board - SA (PDF 105KB)
  52. Robert and Katharine McBride - NSW (PDF 4.96MB)
  53. David Shetliffe - Murray Darling Association Region 7- SA (PDF 348KB)
  54. Antia Brademann - Upper Murrumbidgee Reach - NSW (PDF 216KB)
  55. James Wilton - VIC (PDF 140KB)
  56. Barrie MacMillan - NSW (PDF 167KB)
  57. Jan Beer - VIC (PDF 287KB)
  58. Bill McClumpha - VIC (PDF 137KB)
  59. Mark Hutton - Broken Hill and Darling River Action Group - NSW (PDF 7.34MB)
  60. Paul Connellan - NSW (PDF 4MB)
  61. Donald J Macleod - NSW (PDF 3.8MB)
  62. Bill Bagley - Angas Partners - SA (PDF 2.1MB)
  63. Mark McKenzie - NSW Irrigators' Council - NSW (PDF 406KB)
  64. Garry Hall - Macquarie Marshes Environmental Landholders Association - NSW (PDF 1.55MB)
  65. Prof Richard Kingsford - Kingsford Centre for Ecosystem Science - NSW (PDF 646KB)
  66. Ron Perry - VIC (PDF 211KB)
  67. Dr Kane Aldridge - Goyder Institute for Water Research - SA (PDF 746KB)
  68. Anne Jensen – SA (PDF 1.61MB)
  69. William Johnson – NSW (PDF 186KB)
  70. Lindsay Leake – VIC (PDF 34MB)
  71. Gabrielle Coupland - Southern Riverina Irrigators - SA (PDF 802KB)
  72. NSW State Government, K Hainsworth (PDF 5.6MB)
  73. Alan Herath - SA (PDF 104KB)
  74. Ian Benning - Birdlife Mildura - VIC (PDF 941KB)
  75. Shelley Scoullar - Speak Up Campaign - NSW (PDF 441KB)
  76. John Hunt - South Australia Dairyfarmers' Association - SA (PDF 267KB)
  77. Jane Redden - Narromine Shire Council - NSW (PDF 428KB)
  78. Peter Cosier - Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists - NSW (PDF 18.39MB)
  79. Fred Hooper - Northern Basin Aboriginal Nations - NSW (PDF 4.02MB)
  80. Rachel Kelly - Ricegrowers' Association of Australia - NSW (PDF 982.13KB)
  81. Margaret Gambling - SA (PDF 838.81KB)
  82. South Australian State Government, Hon D Speirs (PDF 697.67KB)
  83. Christopher Rawlins - NSW (PDF 3.39MB) 
  84. Mark Gishen - South Australian Wine Industry Association - SA (PDF 141.75KB)
  85. Peter Wadewitz - Australian Organics Recycling Association - SA (PDF 7.81MB)
  86. Thomas Dineen - NSW (PDF 18.93MB)
  87. Brenton Rittberger - VIC (PDF 89KB)
  88. Juliet Le Feuvre - Environment Victoria - VIC (PDF 6.25MB)
  89. Martin Mallen-Cooper - Charles Sturt University, OzFish Unlimited, Fishway Consulting Services - NSW (PDF 4MB)
  90. Justine Keech - Deniliquin Business Chamber - NSW (PDF 115KB)
  91. Kylie Kilroy - QLD (PDF 266.29KB)
  92. Ruby Davies - NSW (PDF 2.32MB)
  93. Queensland State Government, D Wiskar (PDF 665.4KB)
  94. Chris Bagley - SA (PDF 202.56KB)
  95. David Paton - University of Adelaide - SA (PDF 2.63MB)
  96. Geoff Wise - NSW (PDF 4.61MB)
  97. Warren Duncan - NSW (PDF 82.42KB)
  98. Ian Cole - Barwon-Darling Water - NSW (PDF 1.16MB)
  99. Rob Kerin - Primary Producers - South Australia (PDF 349.86KB)
  100. Andrew Sniedze - SA (PDF 67.45KB)
  101. Maryanne Slattery - The Australia Institute - ACT (PDF 1.56MB)
  102. Helen Dalton - NSW (PDF 97.95KB)
  103. Paul Porter and Matt Ireson - Wah Wah Alternative Supply Group - NSW (PDF 25.42MB)
  104. Marie Wecker - NSW (PDF 6.35MB)
  105. Barbara Webster - NSW (PDF 5.7MB)
  106. Murray McClure - SA (PDF 397.53KB)
  107. Yvonne and Don Stewart - NSW (PDF 277.78KB)
  108. Carol Jacobson - NSW (PDF 78.13KB)
  109. Louise Burge - NSW (PDF 10.15MB)
  110. Louise Burge - Murray Valley Private Diverters - NSW (PDF 714.49KB)
  111. Brian Bycroft - NSW (PDF 485.49KB)
  112. Jason Modica - Healthy Rivers Healthy Communities - VIC (PDF 52.41KB)
  113. Jack Bennett - NSW (PDF 2.97MB)
  114. Mark Hegarty - Blue Zone Group - NSW (PDF 7.69MB)
  115. Grant Rigney - Ngarrindjeri Regional Authority Inc - SA - (PDF 173 KB)
  116. Dugald Bucknell - Quambone Pastoral Co. Pty Ltd - NSW (PDF 7.60MB)
  117. Mike Young - University of Adelaide - SA (PDF 281 KB)
  118. Cr Mark Eckel - Mildura Rural City Council - VIC (PDF 26.79 MB) - Addendum (PDF 261.78KB)
  119. William Brian (Badger) Bates - NSW (PDF 1.21MB)
  120. David Papps - NSW (PDF 167.49KB
  121. Victorian State Government (PDF 260.25KB)
  122. Ken Jury - SA (PDF 2.52MB)
  123. Ruth Trigg - Centre for Culture Land and Sea - SA (PDF 3.59MB)
  124. Austin Evans MP - NSW (PDF 4.43MB)
  125. Kathy Whitta - Conservation Council - SA (PDF 943.7KB)
  126. David Arnold - Bindara on the Darling - VIC (PDF 2.7MB)
  127. Russell James - Murray-Darling Basin Authority - ACT (PDF 1.17MB)
  128. Ryan Breen - Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder - ACT (PDF 97.52KB)
  129. Cr Phillip O'Connor - Brewarrina Shire Council - NSW (PDF 4.59MB)
  130. Australian Capital Territory Government, Hon Mick Gentleman MLA (PDF 362.89KB)
  131. Commonwealth Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, Mr Malcolm Thompson (PDF 1.9MB)
  132. CSIRO, Dr Peter Mayfield (PDF 338KB)
  133. Edward Fessey - NSW (PDF 107.18KB)

Issues Paper 2 Submissions

  1. Anne Jensen - SA (PDF 459KB)
  2. Michael Murray - Cotton Australia - NSW (PDF 295KB)
  3. Stuart Peevor - Waterfind Australia - SA (PDF 184KB)
  4. Barbara Webster - NSW (PDF 101KB)
  5. Warwick Ragg - National Farmers' Federation - ACT (PDF 646KB)
  6. Hugo Hopton - Nature Foundation - SA (PDF 23KB)
  7. Ken Pattison - VIC (PDF 224KB)
  8. Mary Ewing - Lachlan Valley Water - NSW (PDF 250KB)
  9. Ray Stubbs - Riverina And Murray Regional Organisation of Councils - NSW (PDF 36KB)
  10. David Pearce and Elizabeth Russell-Pearce - NSW (PDF 131KB)
  11. Julia Peacock - Nature Conservation Society - SA (PDF 469KB)
  12. David Bell - NSW - (PDF 1.39MB)
  13. Dr Anita Foerster and Prof Alex Gardner Melbourne Law School and University of Western Australia Law school - VIC and WA (PDF 3.41MB)
  14. Doug Humphreys OAM - The Law Society of New South Wales - NSW (PDF 4MB)
  15. Anna Hooper - Australian Vignerons - SA (PDF 292KB)
  16. John Hunt  - South Australian Dairyfarmers' Association - SA (PDF 362KB)
  17. Gabrielle Coupland - Southern Riverina Irrigators Association - NSW (PDF 3.32MB)
  18. Travis Tobin - Queensland Farmers' Federation - QLD (PDF 4MB)
  19. Will Mooney - Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations (PDF 259.34KB)
  20. Paul Stevens - QLD (PDF 93.51KB)
  21. Dr Saideepa Kumar and Dr Paul Humphries - TAS (PDF 985.17KB)

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