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Murray-Darling Basin Commission

Category: Organisation
Sub Category:Representative Body
Location:Murray-Darling Basin, Australia
Alternative Names:
  • MDBC
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    Summary Information:
    The Murray-Darling Basin Commission (MDBC) 'is the executive arm of the Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council ['the Ministerial Council'] and is responsible for:

    - managing the River Murray and the Menindee Lakes system of the lower Darling River, and
    - advising the Ministerial Council on matters related to the use of the water, land and other environmental resources of the Murray-Darling Basin.'

    The MDBC is responsible to the Ministerial Council and the governments that form part of the Ministerial Council, but '[i]t is not a government department nor a statutory body of any individual government.'

    Operation of the MDBC is provided for in Part IV of the Murray-Darling Basin Agreement.

    Related Entries

  • Memorandum of Understanding between Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations and Murray-Darling Basin Commission - Signatory
  • Organisation
  • Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations - Signatory

  • References

    General Reference
    MDB Initiative (2006) The Murray-Darling Basin Commission
    (1992) Murray-Darling Basin Agreement
    Book Chapter
    Morgan, M, Strelein, S, Weir, J, (2006) 'Authority, Knowledge and Values: Indigenous Nations Engagement in the Management of Natural Resources in the Murray-Darling Basin' in M Langton et al (eds), Settling with Indigenous People: Modern treaty and agreement-making (The Federation Press, 2006).
    Murray-Darling Basin Commission (2006) Annual Report 2005-2006

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