Exhibits which have been tendered to the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission’s public hearings can be accessed here.

Some exhibits may not be capable of being uploaded to this website. If you seek access to any of these exhibits, please contact the Commission by telephone (08) 8207 1483 or email mdbroyalcommission [at] mdbrc.sa.gov.au

18 June, 2018

RCE1: Murray-Darling Basin Authority, 'Guide to the Proposed Basin Plan: Volume 1 – Overview' (MDBA Publication No 60/10, 2010)

RCE2: Murray-Darling Basin Authority, 'Guide to the Proposed Basin Plan: Volume 2 – Technical Background' (MDBA Publication No 61/10, 2010)

RCE3: Murray-Darling Basin Authority, ‘The Northern Basin Review’ (MDBA Publication No 39/16, November 2016)

RCE4: CSIRO, ‘A Science Review of the Implications for South Australia of the Guide to the Proposed Basin Plan: Synthesis’ (Goyder Institute for Water Research Technical Report Series No 11/1, 7 June 2011)

RCE5: Murray-Darling Basin Authority, ‘Sustainable Diversion Limit Adjustment Mechanism: Draft Determination Report’ (MDBA Publication No 37/17, 2 October 2017)

RCE6: Murray-Darling Basin Authority, ‘The Proposed “Environmentally Sustainable Level of Take” for Surface Water of the Murray-Darling Basin: Method and Outcomes’ (MDBA Publication No 226/11, November 2011)

RCE7: Murray-Darling Basin Authority, 'Plan for the Murray-Darling Basin – Role of Authority Chair' (Media Release, 7 December 2010)

RCE8: Murray-Darling Basin Authority, ‘Hydrologic Modelling of the Relaxation of Operational Constraints in the Southern Connected System: Methods and Results’ (MDBA Publication No 76/12, October 2012)

RCE9: W J Young et al, ‘Science Review of the Estimation of an Environmentally Sustainable Level of Take for the Murray-Darling Basin’ (Final Report to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, CSIRO, November 2011)

RCE10: Matt Gibbs et al, ‘Science Review of MDBA Modelling of Relaxing Constraints for Basin Plan Scenarios’ (Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources Technical Note No 2012/02, September 2012)

RCE11: Legal Opinions Submitted to the Senate and Constitutional Affairs Reference Committee, Various (2011)

RCE12: Submissions to Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission in response to Issues Paper 2, Various (2018)

RCE13: CSIRO, ‘Water Availability in the Murray-Darling Basin: A Report to the Australian Government’ (Report, October 2008)

RCE14: Witness Statement of Mr David Bell (14 June 2018) and Submission of Mr David Bell in response to Issues Paper 2 (12 June 2018), with attachment, T Wallace, et al, ''Natural' Versus 'Artificial' Watering of Floodplains and Wetlands' (Final Report to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, The Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre, October 2011)

27 and 28 June, 2018

RCE15: Witness Statement of Dr Matthew Colloff (21 June 2018)

RCE16: CSIRO 'Assessment of the Ecological and Economic Benefits of Environmental Water in the Murray-Darling Basin (CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country National Research Flagship, Canberra 2012)

RCE17: CSIRO, Draft,  Chapter 3- Ecological Benefits, 'Assessment of the Ecological and Economic Benefits of Environmental Water in the Murray-Darling Basin' (last edited 6 December 2011)

RCE18: Murray-Darling Basin Authority, 'Hydrologic Modelling to Inform the Proposed Basin Plan' (Report, February 2012)

RCE19: Handwritten Notes of Dr Colloff  and Summary of those notes (Various Dates) 

RCE20: Witness Statement of Mr Peter Cosier (24 June 2018) and attachment 

RCE21: Submission of the South Australian Government (June 2018)

RCE22: Hunt, P 'Basin plan to be watered down' (6 April 2011), Weekly Times

RCE23: Cosier, P, Letter of resignation from the Basin Testing Committee to Mr Craig Knowles,  4 May 2011

RCE24: Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, 'Proposal for an Independent Science Accreditation Panel' ( a report released by the end of May 2011)

RCE25: MDBA, Science Leaders Forum  4 May 2011, document in response by Young, Blackmore, Jones

RCE26: Colloff, M, et al, 'Adaption services of floodplains and wetlands under transformational climate change' (2016) 26 Ecological Applications, Ecological Society of America, 1003

RCE27: Submission of Professor John Williams and Professor R. Quentin Grafton, 19 April 2018

RCE28: Williams, J, 'Water reform in the Murray–Darling Basin: a challenge in complexity in balancing social, economic and environmental perspectives' (2017) 150 part 1 Journal of the Proceedings of the Royal Society of NSW, 68

RCE29: Grafton R.Q, et al, 'Global Insights into Water Resources, Climate Change and Governance' 25 November 2013,  Macmillan Publishers Limited, Nature Climate Change

RCE30: Pittock, J., et al 'The Murray–Darling Basin plan fails to deal adequately with climate change (September 2015), Journal of the Australian Water Association, 28.

RCE31: Quentin Grafton, ‘Editorial: Water Reform and Planning in the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia’ (2016), Water Economics and Policy Vol. 3 No. 3

RCE32: Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, Response to Professor Grafton’s editorial ‘Water Reform and Planning in the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia’, 19 May 2017

RCE33: Colloff, M, Wilkiams, J, Grafton, R Q 'Joint Submission to the Productivity Commission Murray-Darling Basin Plan: Five Year Assessment'' (16 April 2018)

RCE34: Williams, J, Grafton, R Q, Submission to The House Standing Committee on Agriculture and Water Resources, 'Myths about water savings and subsidies for capital-intensive irrigation technologies: policy implications for Australia' (21 March 2017)

RCE35: Return-flow diagram (undated) 

RCE36: Commonwealth, Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee, 'Management of the Murray-Darling Basin, second interim report: the Basin Plan, Senate (October 2012)

RCE37: Commonwealth, Australian Government response to the Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee report: 'Management of the Murray-Darling Basin System: Second Interim Report: the Basin Plan'  (January 2013)

RCE38: Murray-Darling Basin Authority, 'Developing the Guide to the Proposed Basin Plan, Peer Review Reports', (MDBA Publication 62/10, 1 December 2010)

RCE39: Submission of Professor Richard Kingsford (undated)

RCE40: Kingsford RT, et al 'Continental impacts of water development on waterbirds, contrasting two Australian river basins: Global implications for sustainable water use' (2017,) 23 Global Change Biology, 4958

RCE41: Steinfeld C, at al, 'Disconnecting the floodplain: earthworks and their ecological effect on a dryland floodplain in the Murray–Darling Basin, Australia' (2013) 29 River Research and Applications, 206

RCE42: Kingsford RT, et al, 'Strategic adaptive management guidelines for effective conservation of freshwater ecosystems in and around protected areas of the world' (2012), IUCN WCPA Freshwater Taskforce, Australian Wetlands and Rivers Centre, Sydney.

RCE43: Ren, S, Kingsford, RT (2013), 'Statistically integrated flow and flood modelling compared to hydrologically integrated quantity and quality model for annual flows in the regulated Macquarie River in arid Australia' (2011), 48 Environmental Management, 177

RCE44: Kingsford R, et al, 'Monitoring waterbird populations with aerial surveys - what have we learnt?' (2013) 36 Wildlife Research, 29

RCE45: Kingsford, R, 'Ecological impacts of dams, water diversions and river management on floodplain wetlands in Australia' (2000) 25 Austral Ecology, 109

RCE46: Bewsher D, et al, 'Water Resources Investigations of Menindee Lakes, NSW' (1994) Water Down Under, 89

RCE47: Chiew, F S H, et al, 'Comparison of runoff modelled using rainfall from different downscaling methods for historical and future climates' (1994) 387 Journal of Hydrology, 10

RCE48: Potter N.J, et al, 'An investigation into changes in climate characteristics causing the recent very low runoff in the southern Murray-Darling Basin using rainfall-runoff models' (2011), 47 Water Resources Research

RCE49: Centre for Ecosystem Science, UNSW Sydney, 'Submission on Implementing the NSW Floodplain Harvesting Policy and Better Management of Environmental Water – Consultation Papers' (undated)

RCE50: Murray-Darling Basin Authority, 'Environmental Outcomes of the Northern Basin Review' (October 2016)

RCE51: Murray-Darling Basin Authority, 'MDBA Analysis: Menindee Lakes water saving project phase 2 business case, proponent: NSW (document 64) (undated)

3 July, 2018

RCE52: Professor Sarah Wheeler et al, Submission to the Murray-Darling Basin’s Royal Commission, 30 April 2018

RCE53: RM Consulting Group, 'Basin Plan – GMID socio-economic impact assessment: Final Report' (13 October 2016)

RCE54: Blackwell, McFarlane and Stayner, 'Final Review Report for the Murray-Darling Basin Authority: An independent review of social and economic modelling inputs to the Northern Basin Review' (12 October 2016), University of New England

RCE55: KPMG Economics, 'Northern Basin Community Modelling: Economic Assessment of Water Recovery Scenarios' (November 2016)

RCE56: Marsden Jacob Associates, 'Economic effects of the Commonwealth water recovery programs in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area: Report prepared for the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources' (October 2017)

RCE57: KPMG Economics, 'Southern Basin Community Modelling: Preliminary Data Analysis – Chart Pack' (February 2018)

RCE58: Murray-Darling Basin Authority, 'Northern Basin Review Technical Overview of the Social and Economic Analysis', (December 2016)

RCE59: Correspondence from Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission to Mr Matthew Toulmin, RMCG, re notification of contrary evidence, 22 June 2018

RCE60: Correspondence from Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission to Dr Laurent Cretegny and Dr Michael Malakellis, KPMG Economics, re notification of contrary evidence, 22 June 2018

RCE61: Grafton and Wheeler, 'Economics of Water Recovery in the Murray-Darling Basin' (5 March 2018) Australia, Annual Review of Resource Economics

RCE62: Wheeler, Zuo, Bjornlund, 'Investigating the delayed on-farm consequences of selling water entitlements in the Murray-Darling Basin', Agriculture Water Management 145 (2014) 72-82

RCE63: Loch, Wheeler, Boxall et al, Irrigator preferences for water recovery budget expenditure in the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia, Land Use Policy 36 (2014) 396-404

RCE64: Correspondence from Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission to  Dr Boyd Blackwell, University of New England, re notification of contrary evidence, 22 June 2018

RCE65: Correspondence from Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission to Mr Andrew Metcalfe AO, Ernst & Young re notice of contrary evidence, 22 June 2018

5 July, 2018

RCE66: Letter to the Commissioner from Hon David Speirs MP re South Australian Government’s submission to the Royal Commission, 18 June 2018

RCE67: Letter to Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission from Dr Peter Mayfield, CSIRO re High Court Proceedings, 29 June 2018

RCE68: Letter to Dr Peter Mayfield, CSIRO from Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission in response to letter, 29 June 2018, 4 July 2018

RCE69: R E Lester, et al, 'Analysis of South Australia’s Environmental Water and Water Quality Requirements and their Delivery under the Guide to the Proposed Basin Plan',  Goyder Institute for Water Research Technical Report Series No 11/2, 2011 

10 July, 2018

RCE70: R E Lester et al, Assessing the Impact of Volumes Proposed under the Draft Basin Plan on the Coorong and Murray Mouth Region, Goyder Institute for Water Research Technical Report Series No 13/2, 2013

RCE71: R E Lester et al, Lower Lakes and Coorong Recovery, Specifying an environmental water requirement for the Coorong and Lakes Alexandrina and Albert: A first iteration, Government of South Australia, June 2011

RCE72: New South Wales Government Department of Primary Industries,  'Menindee Lakes Notification - Attachment A: Menindee Lakes Water Savings Project, Phase 2 Business Case’, Blackwatch Consulting Pty Ltd, June 2017

RCE73: The Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, Submission to the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission, 21 May 2018

11 July, 2018

RCE74: Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, Submission to the Water Renewal Taskforce, 15 April 2018

12 July, 2018

RCE75: Michael Murray, Cotton Australia, Submission to the Murray Darling Basin Royal Commission, 30 April 2018 

RCE76: Barma Water Resources, ‘Northern Basin Historic Flow and Usage Report’ (April 2018)

RCE77: Michael Murray, Submission to the Murray Darling Basin Royal Commission (Issues Paper No. 2), 1 June 2018

RCE78: Cotton Australia and Cotton Research and Development Corporation, ‘Australian Grown Cotton Sustainability Report 2014’ (2014) 

RCE79: Australian Cotton Research Institute, ‘The Australian Cotton Water Story – A Decade of Research and Development 2002-2012’ (2012) 

RCE80: Cotton Australia, Graph headed 'Australian Cotton Production and Area,' (undated)

RCE81: Photograph of Macquarie Marshes: grazing exclusion (2005) and P Austin, 'Quick access to flood feed after Willancorah' sale', the Land (12 November 2009)

RCE82: Witness statement of Maryanne Slattery, 11 July 2018

RCE83: Maryanne Slattery, Submission to Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission (July 2018)

RCE84: Murray-Darling Basin Authority, Map headed 'Murray-Darling Basin Water Resource Plan Areas - Surface Water' (2003), marked by Maryanne Slattery

17 July, 2018

RCE85: The Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, ‘Blueprint for National Water Plan 2003’ (31 July 2003)

RCE86: The Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, ‘Sustainable Diversions in the Murray-Darling Basin: An analysis of options for achieving a sustainable diversion limit in the Murray-Darling Basin’ (June 2010)

RCE87: The Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, ‘Statement on the 2011 Draft Murray-Darling Basin Plan’ (January 2012)

RCE88: The Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, ‘Analysis of Groundwater in the 2011 Draft Murray-Darling Basin Plan’ (April 2012)

RCE89: The Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, ‘Once again the taxpayer pays, individuals benefit and the river loses, Wentworth Group Evaluation of the Proposed Basin Plan 2012’ (20 August 2012)

RCE90: The Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, ‘Does a 3,200GL reduction in extraction combined with the relaxation of eight constraints give a healthy working Murray-Darling Basin river system?’ (October 2012)

RCE91: The Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, ‘Five actions necessary to deliver the Murray-Darling Basin Plan ‘in full and on time’’ (5 June 2017)

RCE92: The Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, ‘Review of Water Reform in the Murray-Darling Basin’ (November 2017)

RCE93: The Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, ‘Requirements of SDL adjustment projects to ensure they are consistent with the Water Act 2007, Basin Plan 2012, MDBA policies and intergovernmental agreements’ (6 May 2018)

RCE94: The Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, ‘Advice on Basin Plan Amendment Instrument 2017 (No. 1)’ (January 2018)

RCE95: The Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, ‘Submission on the proposed amendments to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan’ (24 February 2017)

RCE96: The Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, ‘Submission on the Sustainable Diversion Limit Adjustment Mechanism: Draft Determination Report’ (3 November 2017)

RCE97: Witness statement of Alan Whyte, 16 July 2018 

RCE98: South West Water Users, 'Items for Discussion at New South Wales Irrigators’ Council', 7 February 2018

RCE99: Alan Whyte, 'A Report of Meetings with NSW Irrigators' Council 28 February to 3 March 2017' (draft), 6 March 2017

RCE100: Lower Darling Horticulture Group, Submission to the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission, Inquiry into the Murray-Darling Basin, 21 March 2018 

RCE101: Statement of Rachel Strachan (and attachment), 13 July 2018

18 July, 2018

RCE102: Murray-Darling Basin Authority, ‘Basin Plan Water Resource Plan Requirements: Position Statement 1B – Interpreting “have regard to’’’ (MDBA Statement, 23 March 2017)

RCE103: Northern Basin Aboriginal Nations, Submission to the  Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission, 17 May 2018

RCE104: Monica Morgan, Lisa Strelein and Jessica Weir, ‘Indigenous Rights to Water in the Murray-Darling Basin: In support of the Indigenous Final Report to the Living Murray Initiative’ (AIATSIS Research Discussion Paper No 14, 2004)

RCE105: Monica Morgan, “Cultural Flows: Asserting Indigenous Rights and Interests in the Waters of the Murray-Darling River System, Australia” in B.R. Johnston et al. (eds.), Water, Cultural Diversity, and Global Environmental Change Emerging Trends, Sustainable Futures? (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, 2012) 453-466.

RCE106: National Irrigators’ Council, Submission to the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission (and appendices), April 2018

RCE107: Steve Whan, National Irrigators’ Council, Submission No 15 to Productivity Commission, Five-Year Review of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, April 2018

RCE108: Steve Whan, National Irrigators’ Council, Submission No 31 to Senate Rural and Regional Affairs Committee, Inquiry on the Murray-Darling Basin, September 2017

RCE109: Steve Whan, National Irrigators’ Council, Submission No 13 to House of Representatives Standing Committee, Inquiry into Water Use Efficiency in Australian Agriculture, March 2017

RCE110: Steve Whan, National Irrigators’ Council, Submission No 13 to Productivity Commission, National Water Reform Inquiry, April 2017

19 July, 2018

RCE111: Fred Hooper (Northern Basin Aboriginal Nations) Submission No 201 to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, Northern Basin Review, 2017

RCE112: Cheryl Buchanan (Northern Basin Aboriginal Nations) Submission to the Water Reform Division Department of Environment, Review of the Water Act 2007 (Cth), 30 July 2014

RCE113: Peter Peterson (Northern Basin Aboriginal Nations), Submission to NSW Natural Resources Commission and Office of Water, NRC Water Sharing Plan Review, 4 February 2013

RCE114: Northern Basin Aboriginal Nations, Suggestions for legislative amendment to Water Act, (provided to Tony Bourke, undated)

RCE115: Email from Will Mooney, MLDRIN to Monica Morgan, YYNAC, 24 October 2017

RCE116: Email from Maxine Kerr Stakeholder Engagement Officer – Murray-Darling Basin Authority, to Monica Morgan, YYANC, 12 September 2017

RCE117: Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority, Yorta Yorta Nation (map) (accessed 19 July 2018)

RCE118: Murray-Darling Basin Commission, ‘Memorandum of Understanding between Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations and Murray-Darling Basin Commission’ (23 March 2006)

RCE119: National Cultural Flow Research Project, ‘Dhungala Baaka: Rethinking the Future of Water Management in Australia’ (Report, 2018)

RCE120: National Cultural Flow Research Project, ‘Cultural Flows: A Guide for First Nations’ (Report, 2018)

RCE121: National Cultural Flow Research Project, ‘A Pathway to Cultural Flows in Australia’ (Report, 2018)

RCE122: Commonwealth, Government Offer for the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, announced via media statement of the Hon. David Littleproud MP,  7 May 2018

RCE123: Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations, 'Ensuring equity in the development and assessment of water resource plans' (MLDRIN discussion paper, April 2016)

RCE124: Witness statement of David Harriss, 18 July 2018

RCE125: Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations, Submission to Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission, 7 June 2018

RCE126: Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations, Supplementary submission to Royal Commission into the Murray-Darling Basin, 16 July 2018

RCE127: Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations, Submission to Murray-Darling Basin Authority, Proposed Basin Plan Amendments, 24 February 2017

RCE128: Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations, Submission to Murray-Darling Basin Authority, Sustainable Diversion Limit Adjustment Mechanism Draft Determination, (undated)

RCE129: Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations, MLDRIN Brifing Paper, ‘Cultural Flows and Aboriginal Environmental Outcomes’ (undated)

24 July, 2018

RCE130: Bewsher Consulting Pty Ltd, 'Review of the hydrological modelling frameworks used to inform potential Basin Plan amendments' (Final Report, Murray-Darling Basin Authority, September 2016)

RCE131: Bewsher Consulting Pty Ltd, ‘Independent review of hydrologic modelling for SDL adjustments’ (Final Report, Murray-Darling Basin Authority, 30 September 2017)

RCE132: Witness statement of John Clements, 23 July 2018

RCE133: Northern Basin Advisory Committee, ‘Finding the Balance: Final Report of the Northern Basin Advisory Committee’ (Report, 9 October 2016)

RCE134: Emma Bradbury, Murray-Darling Association, Submission to the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission, 27 April 2018

RCE135: Emma Bradbury, Murray-Darling Association, Submission to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, 3 November 2017

RCE136: Murray-Darling Association, 'Report on the Social and Economic Impacts of the Basin Plan Local Government Data Collection Project' (2015)

25 July, 2018

RCE137: Bewsher Consulting Pty Ltd, ‘Barwon-Darling Valley Independent Audit of Cap Model,’  (Final Report, Murray-Darling Basin Authority, January 2013)

RCE138: William Johnson, Submission to the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission, 30 April 2018

RCE139: Witness Statement of William Johnson, 24 July 2018

RCE140: Ken Matthews AO, 'Independent investigation into NSW water management and compliance' (Interim Report, New South Wales Department of Industry, 8 September 2017)

RCE141: Ken Matthews AO, 'Independent investigation into NSW water management and compliance - advice on implementation' (Final Report, NSW Department of Industry, 24 November 2017)

RCE142: Notes made by William Johnson of a consultation meeting in Dubbo, 16 March 2018

RCE143: New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage, 'Native fish of the Darling River- Managing water for fish and connectivity', May 2017

RCE144: Dr Martin Mallen-Cooper, Submission to the Murray-Darling Royal Commission (and appendix), 30 April 2018

RCE145: Dr Martin Mallen-Cooper and Dr Brenton Zampatti, ‘History, hydrology and hydraulics: Rethinking the ecological management of large rivers’ (2018)  2018;11:e1965 Ecohydrology, 1

RCE146: Dr Martin Mallen-Cooper and Dr Brenton Zampatti, ‘Background Paper: Use of life history conceptual models of fish in flow management in the Murray-Darling Basin’ (Report to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, February 2015)

RCE147: Dr Martin Mallen-Cooper and Dr Brenton Zampatti, ‘Background Paper: Rethinking the Natural Flow Paradigm  in the Murray-Darling Basin’ (Report to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, February 2015)

RCE148: Dr Martin Mallen-Cooper, et al. ‘Managing the Chowilla Creek Environmental Regulator for Fish Species at Risk’ (Report to the South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board, 2011)

RCE149: Dr Ian Overton et al, ‘Development of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan SDL Adjustment Ecological Elements Method’ (Report to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, 2014)

RCE150: Dr Brenton Zampatti, et al. ‘Reproduction and recruitment of Golden Perch (Macquaria ambigua ambigua) in the Southern Murray-Darling Basin in 2013-2014: an exploration of river-scale response, connectivity and population dynamics’ (SARDI Research Report Series No. 820, Publication No. F2014/000756-1, SARDI PIRSA, February 2015)

RCE151: Dr Brenton Zampatti, Project E.1.15 - Science to inform artificial floodplain inundation: movement and habitat use of Murray Cod during testing of the Chowilla Creek regulator, Goyder Institute for Water Research, Environmental Water <http://www.goyderinstitute.org/projects/view-project/32>

RCE152: K Holland et al, ‘Floodplain Response and Recovery: Comparison Between Natural and Artificial Floods’ (Technical Report Series 13/4, Goyder Institute for Water Research, 2013)

RCE153: Dr Brenton Zampatti, Chris Bice, and Phillipa Wilson, ‘Can further regulation of the River Murray be used to promote ecosystem health? A fish ecology perspective’ (abstract of presentation to Australian Society for Limnology Conference 2016), 16.

26 July, 2018

RCE154: Minute from Director, Cap Transition to Chief Executive, Murray-Darling Basin Authority re Response to NSW: Accreditation of the Barwon-Darling cap model, 17 February 2014

RCE155: Curriculum vitae of Professor R. Quentin Grafton

RCE156: Submission of Ian Cole, Barwon-Darling Water, May 2018

RCE157: Barwon-Darling Water, 'Barwon-Darling 101- Understanding the unregulated Barwon-Darling River and its water users', 9 January 2018

RCE158: Anna Bailey, NSW Department of Primary Industries, ‘Proposed Shepherding Arrangements for Environmental Water in NSW’ (Powerpoint presentation), May/June 2012

RCE159: Bundle of correspondence between Ian Cole and the New South Wales Government regarding metering (various dates)

RCE160: Letter from David Harris to Fort Bourke Pty Ltd re 'Barwon-Darling cap management strategy, change in licence conditions', 25 June 2007

30 July, 2018

RCE161: RMCG, ‘Update on GMID Water Availability Scenarios and Irrigated Production across the Southern Connected Basin’ (Report, 6 June 2018)

RCE162: Rob Rendell, RMCG, 'SA Royal Commission, contrary evidence response, "GMID socio-economic impacts of the MDB Plan"', (PowerPoint presentation), 30 July 2018 

RCE163: Rob Rendell, RMCG, Notice of intention for leave to appear before the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission, 9 July 2018

31 July, 2018

RCE164: NSW Department of Primary Industries, Water, 'Pre-requisite Policy Measure Implementation Plan', June 2017

RCE165: Murray-Darling Basin Authority, ‘Pre-requisite Policy Measures Assessment Guidelines Final,’ 9 April 2015

RCE166: Qiang Jiang and R Quentin Grafton, ‘Economic Effects of Climate Change in the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia’ (2012) 110 Agricultural Systems 10, 10-16

RCE167: R Quentin Grafton, ‘How to Increase the Cost-Effectiveness of Water Reform and Environmental Flows in the Murray-Darling Basin’ (2010) 17(2) Agenda 17

RCE168: R Quentin Grafton and John Williams, ‘Comments on draft report by Productivity Commission on National Water Reform, an inquiry into progress with the reform of Australia’s water resources sector’ (Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University, 18 October 2017)

RCE169: David Adamson and Adam Loch, ‘Achieving Environmental Flows where Buyback is Constrained’ (2018) 62 Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 83

RCE170: David Adamson, Adam Loch and Kurt Schwabe, ‘Adaptation Responses to Increasing Drought Frequency’ (2017) 61 Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 385

RCE171: David Adamson and Adam Loch, ‘Possible Negative Feedbacks from “Gold-Plating” Irrigation Infrastructure’ (2014) 145 Agricultural Water Management 134

RCE172: Adam Loch, Sarah Wheeler, et al, ‘Irrigator Preferences for Water Recovery Budget Expenditure in the Murray-Darling Basin’ (2014) 36(1) Land Use Policy 396

RCE173: David Adamson, Adam Loch et al, Submission No 19 to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Agriculture and Water Resources (Cth), Inquiry into Water Use Efficiency in Australian Agriculture, 2017

RCE174: Email from Peter Hyde to Rod Campbell re Questions from the Australia Institute, 14 June 2018

RCE175: Email from Rod Campbell to Carl Binning and Peter Hyde re Questions from the Australia Institute, 4 June 2018

RCE176: Maryanne Slattery, 'Flows at Bourke: Actual and modelled flows and the cumulative difference between actual and modelled flows (ML)' and 'Comparison of cumulative cap credits (GL); and the cumulative difference of modelled and observed flows at Bourke (ML)' (graphs), undated

RCE177: Maryanne Slattery and Rod Campbell, Remember the ’56 Flood? How Much Water Flows to the Environment in the Barwon Darling System? Australia Institute, Publication No 462, December 2017

RCE178: Maryanne Slattery and Rod Campbell, Northern Disclosure: Inconsistencies in the Murray Darling Basin Authority’s Northern Basin Review, Australia Institute, Publication No 479, February 2018

RCE179: Maryanne Slattery and Rod Campbell, It’s Not the Science, It’s How You Use It…’ Australia Institute, Publication No 483, February 2018

RCE180: Maryanne Slattery and Rod Campbell, Moving Targets: Barnaby Joyce, Warrego Valley Buybacks and Amendments to the Murray Darling Basin Plan (Publication No 495, Australia Institute, February 2018)

RCE181: Maryanne Slattery and Rod Campbell, That’s Not How You Haggle: Commonwealth Water Purchasing in the Condamine Balonne (Publication No 502, Australia Institute,  March 2018)

RCE182: Maryanne Slattery and Rod Campbell, Desperate Measures: Supply Measures, Diversion Limits and the Murray-Darling Basin Plan (Publication No 514,  Australia Institute,  April 2018)

RCE183: Maryanne Slattery and Rod Campbell, The Basin Files – Maladministration of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan: Volume 1 (Publication No 531, Australia Institute, June 2018)

RCE184: Maryanne Slattery and Rod Campbell, ‘Submission to the NSW Department of Industry on Derivation of Long Term Diversion Limit Extraction factors in NSW’ (July 2018)

RCE185: Murray-Darling Basin Authority, ‘Barwon Darling Cap Model Discussion between NSW Government and MDBA,’ Meeting Notes, 2015

RCE186: Murray-Darling Basin Authority, ‘Barwon Darling Cap Model Discussion between NSW Government and MDBA,’ Meeting Minutes, 18 March 2015

RCE187: Murray-Darling Basin Authority, ‘The Northern Basin Review’ (Embargoed - not for distribution, 8 November 2016)

RCE188: Email from Rebecca Thornberry to Russell James re MDBA brief on Northern Basin Review Outcomes, 15 November 2016

RCE189: Murray-Darling Basin Authority, ‘The Northern Basin Review’ (Embargoed - not for distribution, 15 November 2016)

RCE190: Murray-Darling Basin Authority, Bundle of Basin Plan Water Resource Plan Requirements Position Statements (1H, 4A - 4E, 6B and 6C), various dates

RCE191: B Tucker, P Davies, G Turner, ‘SDL Adjustment Mechanism Process Review’ (May 2018)

RCE192: Podger et al, ‘River System Modelling for the Basin Plan Assessment of Fitness for Purpose’, (CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country National Research Flagships, December 2010)

RCE193: NSW Department of Industry, ‘Water Reform Technical Report: Derivation of LTDLE Factors in NSW’ (INT18/88546, May 2018)

2 August, 2018

RCE194: Ngarrindjeri Regional Authority Inc, Submission to the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission, 9 May 2018

RCE195: Ngarrindjeri Regional Authority Inc, ‘Submission to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority in relation to the Proposed Basin Plan’, 16 April 2012

RCE196: Sumner v State of South Australia (Ngarrindjeri Native Title Claim Part A(National Native Title Tribunal, Extract from Native Title Register, Federal Court No. SAD6027/1998,  NNTT No. SCD2017/002, 14 December 2007)

RCE197: Jim Birckhead, et al, ‘Economic and Cultural Values of Water to the Ngarrindjeri People of the Lower Lakes, Coorong and Murray Mouth: Report to the CSIRO’, August 2011

RCE198: Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, 'Murray Futures: Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth Recovery Project, South East Flows Restoration Project Sustainable Diversion Limit Adjustment Supply Measure Phase 2 Submission' (undated)

RCE199: Murray-Darling Basin Authority, 'MDBA Advice on the South East Flows Restoration Project Business Case, Proponent: South Australia' (Document 33, undated)

RCE200: Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources & Ngarrindjeri Regional Authority Inc, 'Water Resource Planning (Murray-Darling Basin Plan): Statement of Commitment between the Ngarrindjeri Regional Authority Incorporated and the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board, South East Natural Resources Management Board' (Version 1.0, 31 July 2015)

RCE201: South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board 'Draft Water Allocation Plan for the River Murray Prescribed Watercourse' (version 1.1, 13 July 2018), as marked by Senior Counsel Assisting

16 August, 2018

RCE202: New South Wales Government Department of Primary Industries, 'Securing NSW’s Water Future- NSW Government Approach to Menindee Lakes' (March 2017)

RCE203: Robert and Katharine McBride, Submission to the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission, 7 May 2018

RCE204: Robert and Katharine McBride, Submission to the Water Reform Task Force, NSW Department of Industry re NSW Water Reform Action Plan - Better management of environmental flows, 15 April 2018

RCE205: Robert & Katherine McBride, Submission to the Productivity Commission, Murray-Darling Basin Plan Five Year Assessment, undated

RCE206: Robert and Katherine McBride, Submission No. 14 to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee, Inquiry into the integrity of the water market in the Murray-Darling Basin, September 2017

RCE207: Robert McBride, Submission to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, Proposed Basin Plan amendments, 23 February 2017

RCE208: Minutes of Lower Darling stakeholder meeting (teleconference), 9 April 2018

RCE209: Minutes of Lower Darling stakeholder meeting (teleconference), 1 March 2018

RCE210: Minutes of Lower Darling stakeholder meeting (teleconference), 4 January 2018

RCE211: Minutes of Lower Darling stakeholder meeting (teleconference), 7 December 2017

RCE212: Minutes of Lower Darling stakeholder meeting (teleconference), 5 October 2017

RCE213: New South Wales, ‘Lower Darling Options Analysis Stakeholder Brief’, (Department of Industry, 14 – 15 August 2018)

RCE214: Email from Mitchell Isaacs, DPI NSW, to Katharine McBride, 7 August 2018

RCE215: Letter from Hon. David Littleproud MP to Robert McBride, 19 June 2018

RCE216: Letter from Community Group to Hon. Niall Blair MLC re construction of block banks on the Lower Darling, 11 May 2018

RCE217: Letter from Tolarno Station to the Water Reform Task Force Department of Industry NSW re the implementation of the NSW Floodplain Harvesting Policy, 15 April 2018

RCE218: Letter from Tolarno Station to the Water Reform Task Force Department of Industry NSW re water take measurement and metering consultation, 15 April 2018

RCE219: Letter from Tolarno Station to the Water Reform Task Force Department of Industry NSW re transparency measures consultation, 15 April 2018

RCE220: Louise Burge, Submission to the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission re Issues Paper One, 30 May 2018

RCE221: Murray Valley Private Diverters Inc, Submission to the Productivity Commission and to the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission, Murray-Darling Basin Plan Five Year Assessment, April 2018

RCE222: New South Wales Department of Primary Industries, Office of Water, Constraints Management Strategy, ‘Yarrawonga to Wakool Junction Reach Constraints Measure Concept Proposal Business Case’, October 2016

RCE223: Murray-Darling Basin Authority, ‘Constraints Management Strategy 2013 to 2024’ (MDBA Report No. 28/13, 2013)

RCE224: Murray-Darling Basin Authority, ‘Constraints Management Strategy Annual Progress Report 2013-2014’ (MDBA Report, December 2014)

RCE225: Murray-Darling Basin Authority, ‘Constraints Management Strategy Annual Progress Report 2015’ (MDBA Report No. 34/15, May 2016)

23 August, 2018

RCE226: Witness Statement of Mal Peters, 17 August 2018

RCE227: Questions from Edward Fessey to Peter Durham, Murray-Darling Basin Authority (date unknown)

RCE228: Witness Statement of Geoff Wise, 21 August 2018

RCE229: Martin C. Toms, et al, 'Scientific Panel Assessment of Environmental Flows for the Barwon-Darling River' (a report to the Technical Services Division of the New South Wales Department of Land and Water Conservation, May 1996)

28 August, 2018

RCE230: Mal Peters, Submission to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority on the Northern Basin Review, undated

RCE231: Murray-Darling Basin Authority, Response to Mal Peters' submission, undated

RCE232: Geoff Wise, Submission to the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission (and attachments), 27 May 2018 

RCE233: The Council of the Shire of Bourke, ‘Darling River Flow Comparisons at Bourke' (brochure, 22 June 2012)

RCE234: Bundle of documents provided by Geoff Wise, ‘The Murray-Darling Basin at a Glance’ (map marked by G Wise, undated) and ‘Why we Needed to Take a Closer Look at the Northern Basin’ (Draft Northern Basin Review report, p 13, marked by G Wise, embargoed on 22 November 2016)

RCE235: Geoff Wise, ‘Understanding the Unregulated Darling River Catchment - Why use of Modelling Extractions for Annual Compliance is Inappropriate’ (PowerPoint delivered at Northern Basin Advisory Committee meeting on 8-9 April 2013, marked by G Wise)

RCE236: Chris Bagley, Submission to the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission, 24 April 2018

RCE237: Murray-Darling Basin Authority, ‘Fact Sheet: All About the Barrages’ (MDBA publication no. 24/11, 2011)

RCE238: Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council, ‘The Salinity Audit of the Murray-Darling Basin: A 100-year Perspective’, 1999

RCE239: Mark McKenzie, NSW Irrigators’ Council, Submission to Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission, 29 May 2018

RCE240: Mark McKenzie, NSW Irrigators’ Council, Submission No 80 to Productivity Commission, Murray-Darling Basin Plan – Five Year Assessment: Issues Paper, 3 May 2018

RCE241: Terry Korn, Australian Floodplain Association, Submission to the Murray-Darling Royal Commission, 13 April 2018

RCE242: Barwon Darling Stakeholder Advisory Panel, Meeting Minutes, (Meeting No 5, 10 April 2018)

RCE243: Barwon Darling Stakeholder Advisory Panel, Meeting Minutes, (Meeting No 6, 19 June 2018)

RCE244: New South Wales, 'Water Resource Planning Model Scenario Report: Barwon-Darling: Protection of First Flush Flows at Wilcannia', April 2018 (marked copy)

RCE245: New South Wales, 'Water Resource Planning Model Scenario Report: Barwon-Darling: Water Sharing Plan First Flush Rule Assessment', June 2018 (marked copy)

RCE246: William (Badger) Bates, Statement to the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission, undated

RCE247: Barkandji Native Title Holders, Statement on Darling River (26 July 2017)

RCE248: Barkandji Traditional Owners #8 v Attorney-General of New South Wales (National Native Title Tribunal, Extract from Native Title Register, Federal Court No. NDS6084/1998, NNTT No. NCD2015/001, 16 June 2015)

RCE249: Native Title Tribunal, ‘Barkandji Traditional Owners #8: Schedule 2 - Plan of Determination Area’ (NCD2015/001), 16 June 2015

RCE250: Statement endorsed by Barkandji Native Title Corp, 23 August 2018

RCE251: Juliet Le Feuvre, Environment Victoria, Submission to the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission, 30 April 2018

RCE252: Environment Victoria, ‘What Does the Draft Basin Plan Mean for Northern Victoria’s Rivers? An Analysis by Environment Victoria’, undated

RCE253: Neville D Crossman et al, ‘Reconfiguring an Irrigation Landscape to Improve Provision of Ecosystem Services’ (2010) 69 Ecological Economics 1031

29 August, 2018

RCE254: Jan Beer, Submission to the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission, undated

RCE255: Ken Jury, '“A Better Way” for the Murray Darling Basin', 6 May 2016

RCE256: Jan Beer, ‘Statement Regarding the Proposed Creation of Easements over Private Property in Relation to the Murray Darling Basin Plan Constraints Management Strategy’ (Upper Goulburn River Catchment Association, 15 September 2015)

RCE257: Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority, ‘Goulburn River Constraints Proposal Open House Meetings’ (PowerPoint, January 2016)

RCE258: Joe Lane, GHD, ‘Constraints Management Strategy: Costs and Benefits for Private Agricultural Land – Goulburn River’ (PowerPoint, January 2016)

RCE259: Email from Jan Beer to the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission with attachment  (Flooding Impacts in the Upper Goulburn River Catchment, PowerPoint, undated), 21 August 2018

RCE260: Victorian Government, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, 'Goulburn Constraints Measure Business Case – Phase 2 Investigations', 2016

RCE261: Witness statement of Karlene Maywald, 28 August 2018

30 August, 2018

RCE262: Macquarie Marshes Environmental Landholders Association, Submission to the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission, 1 May 2018

RCE263: Macquarie Marshes Environmental Landholders Association, ‘Beef Productivity of the Macquarie Marshes' (productivity report, 2015), attached to Submission to Royal Commission, 1 May 2018

RCE264: Untitled Bells Bridge Heights Hydstra Data document, undated, attached to Submission to Royal Commission, 1 May 2018 

RCE265: Macquarie Marshes Environmental Landholders Association, Submission regarding change to Cap factors, undated

RCE266: Macquarie Marshes Environmental Landholders Association, Submission to the Productivity Commission Murray Darling Basin Plan: Five Year Assessment, 26 April 2018

RCE267: Macquarie Marshes Environmental Landholders Association, Submission to the MDBA on the Northern Basin Review, February 2017

RCE268: Murray-Darling Basin Authority, ‘Hydrologic Modelling for the Northern Basin Review’ (MDBA Publication No 36/16, January 2016)

4 September, 2018

RCE269: Australian Government, 'National Water Commission Annual Report 2014–15' (National Water Commission, 2015)

RCE270: Australian Government, 'The National Water Planning Report Card 2013' (National Water Commission, 2014)

RCE271: Karlene Maywald, ‘Reflections on the New Role of the National Water Commission’ (Water Law & Policy Conference, Canberra, 7 December 2012)

RCE272: Nature Foundation SA, Submission to the Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy, Inquiry into the Management and Use of Commonwealth Environmental Water, 12 April 2018

RCE273: Nature Foundation SA, Submission to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, Inquiry into the Proposed Northern Basin Amendments, 23 February 2017

RCE274: Anne Jensen, Healthy Rivers Ambassadors, Submission to the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission, 29 April 2018

RCE275: Anne Jensen, Healthy Rivers Ambassadors,  Attachments to Submission to Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission, 29 April 2018: a. Environmental Watering b. Germinants at a Site on the Murray Valley Floodplain c. Coordinated CEWO Flows Across Seven Catchments d. Waterbird Populations Are Showing Serious Continuing Decline e. Summary of Emerging Science Indicating the Critical Importance of the Lower Darling River for All Native Fish Species in the Basin

RCE276: Letter from Anne Jensen to The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, MP, Prime Minister of Australia re Urgent need for action to secure environmental flows in Darling River, 28 August 2016

RCE277: Letter from the Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP, Minister for Agriculture to Anne Jensen (Ref: MC16-007807), 11 October 2016

RCE278: Letter from Anne Jensen to The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, MP, Prime Minister of Australia, re Crucial opportunity to separate water and agriculture portfolios, 2 April 2017

RCE279: Letter from The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, MP, Prime Minister of Australia to Dr Anne Jensen (Ref: MC17-032574), undated

RCE280: Letter from Anne Jensen to The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, MP, Prime Minister of Australia re Federal leadership required to ensure effective Murray-Darling Basin Plan, 24 May 2017

RCE281: Letter from The Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources to Anne Jensen (Ref: MC17-004010), 16 June 2017

RCE282: Documents provided by Anne Jensen, including:

a. Extract from: Murray-Darling Basin Authority, Basin-wide environmental watering strategy <https://www.mdba.gov.au/managing-water/environmental-water/basin-wide-environmental-watering-strategy>

b. Murray-Darling Basin Authority, Media Release: Changing conditions make 2018-19 a challenging water year (5 April 2018) <https://www.mdba.gov.au/media/mr/changing-conditions-make-2018-19-challenging-water-year

c. Extract from: Murray-Darling Basin Authority, Lower Lakes, Coorong and Murray Mouth<https://www.mdba.gov.au/managing-water/environmental-water/delivering-environmental-water/lower-lakes-coorong-murray-mouth

d. Anne Jensen, 'Condition of Mature Black Box at SA Murray Valley floodplain sites, monitoring results compared for annual frequency and quarterly frequency’ (graph, undated) 

e. Murray-Darling Basin Authority, ‘Basin-wide environmental watering strategy', (MDBA Publication No. 20/14, 24 November 2014), 91

f. Extract from: Murray-Darling Basin Authority, Progress on water recovery <https://www.mdba.gov.au/progress-water-recovery>

RCE283: Documents provided by Anne Jensen, including:        

a. Jensen, A, et al, ‘The effect of Drainage on Groundwater Behaviour in Counties Cardwell and Buckingham and the Effect on the Coorong’ (Report for the Minister of Water Resources 1981-83)                                                                           

b. Jensen, A, et al, 'Cardwell Buckingham Recommendations' (1983)

RCE284: Anne E Jensen and Keith F Walker, ‘Sustaining Recovery in Red Gum, Black Box and Lignum in the Murray River Valley: Clues from Natural Phenological Cycles to Guide Environmental Watering’ (2017) 141(2) Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 209

RCE285: Nature Foundation, ‘Water for Nature: Five Year Environmental Watering Strategy – South Australian River Murray 2017-2022’, 2017

RCE286: Anne Jensen, ‘Delivery of Environmental Water by Water For Nature Program in the South Australian River Murray Valley 2013-16’ (Report, Nature Foundation SA, October 2016)

RCE287: Anne Jensen, Notes of Briefing by Goyder Institute Scientists, 16 December 2016

RCE288: Anne Jensen, Notes of Murray-Darling Basin Authority Briefing for South Australian Conservation Groups, 23 August 2017

RCE289: Ben Dyer, Murray-Darling Basin Authority Briefing for South Australian Conservation Groups, Ecological Elements (PowerPoint, 23 August 2017)

RCE290: T A Wallace et al, ‘Science to Inform Operational Decisions of Major Environmental Infrastructure on the Chowilla Floodplain and Other Regulated Floodplains in the SA River Murray’ (Technical Report Series No 15/18, Goyder Institute for Water Research, 2015)

RCE291: L Thwaites and J Fredberg, ‘The Response Patterns of Wetland Fish Communities Following Prolonged Drought and Widespread Flooding’ (Technical Report Series No 14/9, Goyder Institute for Water Research, 2014)

RCE292: Ye et al, ‘Ecological Responses to Flooding in the Lower River Murray Following an Extended Drought’ (Technical Report Series No 14/6, Goyder Institute for Water Research, 2014)

RCE293: Todd A Wallace et al, ‘River Murray Channel Environmental Water Requirements: Ecological Objectives and Targets’ (Technical Report Series No 14/4, Goyder Institute for Water Research, 2014)

RCE294: Australian Government, 'Icon Site Condition: The Living Murray' (Murray-Darling Basin Authority publication number 06/18), May 2018

RCE295: Justin Brookes, Terry Hillman, Gary Jones and Michael Stewardson, ‘SDL Adjustment Ecological Elements Method Development Report: Review of Final Project Report’ (Independent Review Panel Report for the MDBA, 30 March 2014).

RCE296: Peter Davies, Brett Tucker, Darren Baldwin, Justin Brookes, Trevor Jacobs and Ross Thompson, ‘Murray-Darling Basin Plan SDL Limits of Change Review’ (Independent Expert Advisory Panel Report for the MDBA, September 2017).

RCE297: Quentin Grafton, John Williams, Chris Perry, et al, ‘The paradox of irrigation efficiency: Higher efficiency rarely reduces water consumption’, (2018) 361 Science 6404, 749 – 750

RCE298: Chris Perry, ‘Improving irrigation management in conditions of scarcity: Myth vs Truth’ (Global Water Forum, 22 May 2018)

RCE299: Chris Perry, ‘Accounting for water use: Terminology and implications for saving water and increasing production’ (2011) 98 Agricultural Water Management 1840

RCE300: Chris Perry, Dr Pasquale Steduto, Richard G. Allen et al, ‘Increasing productivity in irrigated agriculture: Agronomic constraints and hydrological realities’ (2009) 96 Agricultural Water Management 1517

RCE301: Chris Perry, ‘Efficient Irrigation: Inefficient Communication; Flawed Recommendations’ (2007) 56 Irrigation and Drainage 367

RCE302: Chris Perry, Notes for discussion, 24 August 2018

RCE303: Chris Perry, Pasquale Steduto, Fawzi Karajeh, ‘Does Improved Irrigation Technology Save Water? A review of the evidence’ (Version 1, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2017)

RCE304: Chris Perry, Pasquale Steduto, Fawzi Karajeh, ‘Does Improved Irrigation Technology Save Water? A review of the evidence’ (Final report, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2017)

RCE305: Chris Perry, Note re changes to Chris Perry, Pasquale Steduto, Fawzi Karajeh, ‘Does Improved Irrigation Technology Save Water? A review of the evidence’ (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2017), 25 April 2018

RCE306: Chris Perry, Submission No 47, Inquiry into water use efficiency in Australian agriculture, undated

6 September, 2018

RCE307: David Papps, Submission to the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission, 26 July 2018

RCE308: Commonwealth Environmental Water Office, 'Framework for Determining Environmental Water Use' (May 2013)

RCE309: Commonwealth Environmental Water Office, 'Trading Framework' (November 2016)

RCE310: Commonwealth Environmental Water Office, Carryover, Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy <https://www.environment.gov.au/water/cewo/about/carryover>

RCE311: R Neil Byron, ‘Review of the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder’s Operations and Business Processes’ (Natural Capital Economics, 14 November 2017)

RCE312: Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder, 'Response to the Review of the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder’s Operations and Business Processes' (January 2018)

RCE313: Letter from David Papps to Phillip Glyde, November 2017 (draft)

RCE314: Letter from David Papps to Phillip Glyde, November 2017 (final)

RCE315: Letter from Mark Taylor to Phillip Glyde, 2 February 2018

RCE316: Paul Carlile, ‘Evaluating the Derivation of Environmental Water Use in the River Murray and Investigation of Alternative Methods: Advice to the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office' (December 2017)

RCE317: David Papps, Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder, Submission to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, The sustainable diversion limit adjustment mechanism assessment – draft determination, 1 November 2017

RCE318: David Papps, Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder, Submission to the Senate Select Committee on the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, Inquiry into the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, 17 September 2015

RCE319: Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder, Supplementary Submission to the Senate Select Committee on the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, Inquiry into the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, 29 January 2016

RCE320: Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder, Submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy, Inquiry into the management and use of Commonwealth environmental water, 2018

RCE321: Commonwealth Department of Environment and Energy, Supplementary Submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy, Inquiry into the management and use of Commonwealth environmental water, 18 April 2018

RCE322: Evidence to Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee, Parliament of Australia, Canberra, 2 March 2018, 1-5, 32-40 (Jody Swirepik, Phillip Glyde, Daryl Quinlivan)

RCE323: Evidence to Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee, Parliament of Australia, Canberra, 25 May 2018, 1, 13-20, 35-39 (Senator Ruston, Phillip Glyde, Paul Morris, Jody Swirepik, Daryl Quinlivan, Malcolm Thompson)

RCE324: Email from David Papps to Senator Barry O’Sullivan re comments about unsent correspondence to Phillip Glyde, 21 April 2018

RCE325: David Paton, Submission to the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission, 30 April 2018

RCE326: David Paton, Attachment to submission to the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission, 30 April 2018: David Paton, Submission to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, The SDL Adjustment Mechanism Draft Determination Report, 3 November 2017

RCE327: David Paton, Attachment to submission to the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission, 30 April 2018: Letter from Warren Truss to The Hon Rob Kerin MP, 23 September 2001

RCE328: David Paton, Attachment to submission to the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission, 30 April 2018: Letter from Ian Campbell and Peter McGauran to The Hon Gail Gago MLC, 7 December 2006

RCE329: David Paton, Attachment to submission to the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission, 30 April 2018: Email correspondence between Fiona Paton and Justine Keuning, Department of Water Environment and Natural Resources, October 2017

RCE330: David C Paton, Fiona L Paton and Colin P Bailey, ‘Ecological Character Description for Ruppia tuberosa in the Coorong’ (Report, University of Adelaide, June 2015)

RCE331: David C Paton, Fiona L Paton and Colin P Bailey, ‘A Broad Synthesis of Waterbird Knowledge for the Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth Region, Including Comment on Future Management and Monitoring Options’ (Report, University of Adelaide, October 2015)

RCE332: David C Paton, Fiona L Paton and Colin P Bailey, ‘Monitoring of Ruppia Tuberosa in the Southern Coorong, Summer 2016-17’ (Report, University of Adelaide, May 2017)

RCE333: David C Paton, Fiona L Paton and Colin P Bailey, ‘Condition Monitoring of the Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth Icon Site: Waterbirds in the Coorong and Lower Lakes 2017’ (Report, University of Adelaide, May 2017)

RCE334: David Paton, ‘Securing the ecological character of the southern Coorong’(Paper, University of Adelaide, August 2017)

RCE335: Email correspondence between David Paton and Rebecca Quinn, Department of Water Environment and Natural Resources, August 2017

RCE336: Attachment to email correspondence between David Paton and Rebecca Quinn, Department of Water Environment and Natural Resources, August 2017: Jody O’Connor, ‘An assessment of Ramsar criteria and limits of acceptable change for waterbirds in the Coorong and Lakes Alexandrina and Albert wetland’(DEWNR Technical Report 2015/58, December 2015)

RCE337: Letter from David Paton to Phillip Glyde, 8 April 2018

RCE338: Letter from Phillip Glyde to David Paton, 19 April 2018

RCE339: Letter from David Paton to Phillip Glyde, 19 April 2018

RCE340: Letter from David Paton to The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, 8 April 2018

RCE341: Letter from David Paton to Premier Steven Marshall, 8 April 2018

RCE342: Email from David Paton to The Hon David Speirs MP, 24 May 2018

RCE343: Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, ‘South East Flows Restoration Project EPBC Act Referral – Coorong and Lakes Alexandrina and Albert Wetland of International Importance’ (Ramsar Information Sheet, May 2013)

RCE344: Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, ‘South East Flows Restoration Project Referral under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999’ (11 March 2016)

RCE345: Jason Modica, Healthy Rivers Healthy Communities, Submission to the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission, undated

RCE346: Mildura Rural City Council, Submission to the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission, 24 May 2018 and attachment: Ruth McGowan Pty Ltd, 'Social Research Project: Assessing the Social Impacts of the Murray Darling Basin Plan on the Communities of Northern Victoria' (Report to the Murray-River Group of Councils, 4 December 2017)

RCE347: Mildura Rural City Council, South Australian Murray Darling Basin Royal Commission Response, 26 July 2018

RCE348: Witness statement of Andrew Close, 28 August 2018

RCE349: Andy Close, ‘Options for Reducing the Risk of Closure of the River Murray Mouth’ (MDBC Technical Report 2002/2, February 2002)

RCE350: Mac Kirby, et al, ‘Drought and Climate Change in the Murray-Darling Basin: A Hydrological Perspective’ in Kurt Schwabe et al, Drought in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions: A Multi-Disciplinary and Cross-Country Perspective (Springer, 2013) 281

RCE351: A F Close ‘Computer Modelling of the River Murray’ (Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Griffith University, 25-27 November 1986)

RCE352: I Neave, A McLeod, G Raisin and J Swirepik, ‘Managing water in the Murray-Darling Basin under a variable and changing climate: Dealing with climate change in the 2012 Basin Plan and into the future’ (2015) 42(2) Water 102

20 September, 2018

RCE353: Letter from Craig Knowles, Chair, Murray-Darling Basin Authority to the Hon Tony Burke MP, Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, 21 November 2012 with attachments:                                                                  

Attachment D: Explanatory statement, Basin Plan 2012 (Cth), Water Act 2007 (Cth);

Attachment F: Murray-Darling Basin Authority, unnamed document re statutory requirements in relation to the Basin Plan development, undated; and

Attachment G: ‘Attachment G- Synthesis of analysis associated with the determination of an environmentally sustainable level of take (ESLT) for surface water and groundwater in the Basin Plan’, undated

21 September, 2018

RCE354: Letter from Bret Walker SC, Commissioner, Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission to the Hon David Speirs MP, Minister for Environment and Water, 24 August 2018

RCE355: Letter from the Hon David Speirs MP to Bret Walker SC, Commissioner, Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission, 6 September 2018

RCE356: Letter from Bret Walker SC, Commissioner, Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission to the Hon David Speirs MP, 10 September 2018

RCE357: Letter from David Speirs MP to Bret Walker SC, Commissioner, Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission, 14 September 2018

RCE358: Queensland Government, Submission to the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission, May 2018

RCE359: Letter from Bret Walker SC, Commissioner, Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission to David Wiskar, Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, 7 September 2018

RCE360: State of New South Wales, Submission to the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission, 22 May 2018

RCE361: Letter from Joanne Masters, Senior Instructing Solictor. Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission to Kathleen Hainsworth, Senior Solicitor, NSW Crown Solicitor's Office, 7 September 2018

RCE362: Letter from Kathleen Hainsworth, Senior Solicitor, NSW Crown Solicitor's Office, to Joanne Masters, Senior Instructing Solicitor, Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission, 14 September 2018

RCE363: Letter from the Hon Daniel Andrews MP, Premier of Victoria, to Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission, 31 July 2018  (enclosing submission)

RCE364: State of Victoria, Submission to the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission, 31 July 2018

RCE365: Letter from Bret Walker SC, Commissioner, Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission to the Hon Daniel Andrews MP, Premier of Victoria, 7 September 2018

RCE366: Letter from Janine Hebiton, Special Counsel,  Victorian Government Solicitor's Office, to Joanne Masters, Senior Instructing Solicitor, Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission, 14 September 2018

RCE367: Letter from Joanne Masters, Senior Instructing Solicitor, Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission to Jessica Parker, Senior Lawyer, Australian Government Solicitor, 7 September 2018

RCE368: Letter from Jessica Parker, Senior Lawyer, Australian Government Solicitor to Joanne Masters, Senior Instructing Solicitor, Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission, 13 September 2018

RCE369: The Hon David Littleproud MP, Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, ‘Cooperating with SA Murray-Darling Royal Commission’ (Media Release, 13 September 2018)

RCE370: Robert Orr QC, Chief General Council, Helen Neville, Senior General Council, Australian Government Solicitor, ‘The role of social and economic factors in the Basin Plan’, 25 October 2018

RCE371: Witness statement of Christopher Lamey, 19 September 2018

RCE372: Chris Lamey, ‘Chronology of events’, undated

RCE373: Chris Lamey, ‘The trouble with downstream’ (Powerpoint presentation, undated)

RCE374: Letter from Amy Fox, Assistant Secretary, Water Infrastructure Northern Branch/Water Division,  Commonwealth Department of Agriculture and Water Resources to Chris Lamey, 10 May 2017

RCE375: Letter from Dion Jones, Director Engineering Services, Goondiwindi Regional Council to Lamey Contracting, 14 October 2016

RCE376: Bundle of correspondence between Norman Farming and Goondiwindi Regional Council comprising:        

a. Letter from Dion Jones, Director Engineering Services, Goondiwindi Regional Council to Whynot Farm Co,10 October 2016;
b. Letter from Carl Manton, Chief Executive Officer, Goondiwindi Regional Council to Norman Farming,13 February 2017
c. Letter from Carl Manton, Chief Executive Officer, Goondiwindi Regional Council to Norman Farming, 23 March 2017
d. Letter from Carl Manton, Chief Executive Officer, Goondiwindi Regional Council to Norman Farming,13 April 2017
e. Letter from Carl Manton, Chief Executive Officer, Goondiwindi Regional Council to John Norman, 18 August 2017

RCE377: Letter from Charles Chan, Chan Lawyers to Chief Executive, Department of Natural Resources and Mines (QLD) and Goondiwindi Regional Council, 20 March 2017 and response from Nicole Buchanski, acting Director-General, Department of Natural Resources and Mines (QLD) to Charles Chang, Chan Lawyers, 5 May 2017 

RCE378: Letter from Ralph P Kinsella, Cadastral Surveyor, SMK Consultants Pty Ltd to Chief Executive Officer, Goondiwindi Regional Council, and attached development application forms and maps, 1 August 2017

RCE379: Letter from Carl Manton, CEO, Goondiwindi Regional Council to Norman Farming and attachments, 21 December 2017

RCE380: CBRE Agribusiness, 'Norman Farming Information Memorandum', October 2017

RCE381: Mark Phelps, ‘Toobeah farmers 'flooded out of business’, Queensland Country Life (online), 26 April 2017 https://www.queenslandcountrylife.com.au/story/4623701/illegal-flood-hits-toobeah-farmers/

RCE382: Goondiwindi Regional Council, ‘Council explains options in relation to levee banks’ (Media Release, 28 August 2017)

RCE383: Kerry Brewster, ‘Murray-Darling Basin plan a 'failure', farmers claim water backed up in Queensland’, ABC Online, 1 September 2017  <http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-31/murray-darling-basin-plan-failure-farmers-claim-water-backed-up/8859412

RCE384: Kerry Brewster, ‘Murray Darling Basin Authority powerless to act against farmers harvesting floodwaters’, ABC Online, 13 February 2018 <http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-13/murray-darling-authority-powerless-against-floodwater-harvesting/9426138>

RCE385: ABC News, ‘Some farmers say Murray Darling River system is broken’, 7.30 with Leigh Sales transcript (online), 13 February 2018 (updated 14 February 2018) <http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/some-farmers-say-murray-darling-river-system-is/9443850>

RCE386: PMSEIC Independent Working Group 2007, ‘Climate Change in Australia: Regional Impacts and Adaptation – Managing the Risk for Australia’ (Report Prepared for the Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council, June 2007)

RCE387: A M Ukkola et al, ‘Land Surface Models Systematically Overestimate the Intensity, Duration and Magnitude of Seasonal-scale Evaporative Droughts’ (2016) Environmental Research Letters 11

RCE388: Jason P Evans, Andy J Pitman and Faye T Cruz, ‘Coupled Atmospheric and Land Surface Dynamics Over Southeast Australia: A Review, Analysis and Identification of Future Research Priorities’ (2011) 31 International Journal of Climatology 1758-1772

RCE389: Wenju Cai et al, ‘Rising Temperature Depletes Soil Moisture and Exacerbates Severe Drought Conditions across Southeast Australia’ (2009) 36 Geophysical Research Letters L21709

RCE390: Caroline C Ummenhofer, ‘What Causes Southeast Australia’s Worst Droughts?’ (2009) 36 Geophysical Research Letters L04706

RCE391: Andrew J Pitman and Sarah Perkins, ‘Climate Change Science: Status, and Next Steps in the Projection of Future Changes’ (2007) 7(3) Environmental Health 22

RCE392: CSIRO, ‘A report from the CSIRO to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, Advice on defining climate scenarios for use in the Murray-Darling Basin Authority Basin Plan modelling' (MDBA Technical Report Series: Basin Plan: BP01, MDBA Publication no. 33/09, July 2009)

25 September, 2018

RCE393: Jason Alexandra, ‘Risk and uncertainty in water planning’, undated

RCE394: Witness Statement of Jason Alexandra, 24 September 2018

RCE395: Jason Alexandra, Notice of intention for leave to appear before the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission, 4 September 2018

RCE396: CSIRO, ‘Climate Variability and Change in South-Eastern Australia: A Synthesis of Findings from Phase 1 of the South Eastern Australian Climate Initiative (SEACI)’ (South Eastern Australian Climate Initiative Synthesis Report, May 2010)

RCE397: CSIRO, ‘Climate and Water Availability in South-Eastern Australia: A Synthesis of Findings from Phase 2 of the South Eastern Australian Climate Initiative (SEACI)’ (South Eastern Australian Climate Initiative Synthesis Report, September 2012)

RCE398: Graham R Marshall and Jason Alexandra, ‘Institutional Path Dependence and Environmental Water Recovery in Australia’s Murray-Darling Basin’ (2016) 9(3) Water Alternatives 679

RCE399: Jason Alexandra, ‘Risks, Uncertainty and Climate Confusion in the Murray–Darling Basin Reforms’ (2017) 3(3) Water Economics and Policy 1

RCE400: Jason Alexandra, ‘Evolving Governance and Contested Water Reforms in Australia’s Murray Darling Basin’ (2018) 10 Water 113

RCE401: Jason Alexandra, ‘“Tax Returns for Water”: Satellite-Audited Statements Can Save the Murray-Darling’, The Conversation (online), 3 August 2017, <https://theconversation.com/tax-returns-for-water-satellite-audited-statements-can-save-the-murray-darling-81833

RCE402: Bernard Keane, ‘MDB Stakeholders Call for RSPT-Style Campaign against Government’, Crikey (online), 27 October 2010

RCE403: Andrew Crook, ‘Murray-Darling Authority Losing the Spin War with Councils’ PR Flacks’, Crikey (online), 09 November 2010

RCE404: Andrew Campbell, ‘Murray Murmurings: Rethinking the Basin Plan’, Crikey (online), 16 November 2010

RCE405: Curriculum vitae of Jason Alexandra

RCE406: Mike Young, Submission to the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission, undated

RCE407: Witness statement of Mike Young, 24 September 2018

RCE408: Mike Young, ‘Sharing Water: The role of robust water-sharing arrangements in the management of water scarcity’ (draft, undated)

RCE409: Sarah Ann Wheeler, et al, ‘Developing a water market readiness assessment framework’ (July 2017) 552 Journal of Hydrology 807

RCE410: Michael D Young, ‘Unbundling Water Rights as a Means to Improve Water Markets in Australia’s Southern Connected Murray-Darling Basin’ in M Lago et al (eds), Use of Economic Instruments in Water Policy (Springer, 2015), 279

RCE411: Mike Young, ‘Trading into Trouble? Lessons from Australia’s Mistakes in Water Policy Reform Sequencing’ (2015) 403 The Hikone Ronso 50

RCE412: Michael D Young, ‘Designing water abstraction regimes for an everchanging and ever-varying future’ (2013) 145 Agricultural Water Management 32

RCE413: Mike Young, ‘Chewing on the CEWH: options for improving management of environmental water in the Murray-Darling Basin’ in John Quiggin, Thilak Mallawaarachchi and Sarah Chambers (eds), Water Policy Reform: Lessons in Sustainability from the Murray-Darling Basin (Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, 2012), 129

RCE414: Mike Young, ‘Improving the Basin Plan: Options for Consideration’ in D Connell and R Q Grafton (eds), Basin Future: Water Reform in the Murray-Darling Basin (ANU EPress, 2011), 439

RCE415: Mike Young, ‘Environmental Effectiveness and Economic Efficiency of Water Use in Agriculture, The Experience of and Lessons from the Australian Water Reform Programme’ (Background report, OECD 2010)

RCE416: Michael D Young and Jim C McColl, ‘Double trouble: the importance of accounting for and defining water entitlements consistent with hydrological realities’ (2009) 53 The Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 19

RCE417: Mike Young and Jim McColl, ‘A future proofed Basin – A new water management regime for the Murray Darling Basin’ (The University of Adelaide, 2008)

RCE418: Mike Young and Jim McColl, ‘Droplet No. 12 – A sustainable cap: what might it look like?’,15 June 2008

RCE419: Diamond Valley Groundwater Management Plan, April 2018

RCE420: Mike Young and Jim McColl, ‘Droplet No. 19 – Sustainable Diversion Limits: A plan for the Murray-Darling Basin’ , 25 July 2011