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: Written or emailed correspondence between the Victorian Government and the Murray-Darling Basin Authority between... (Murray-Darling Basin Authority)

Title: Written or emailed correspondence between the Victorian Government and the Murray-Darling Basin Authority between 01/01/2012 and 04/06/2012 concerning the modelling that the Victorian Government has done in relation to the development of the Basin Plan.
Documents held by the Authority in relation to written or emailed correspondence between the Victorian Government and the Murray-Darling Basin Authority between 01/01/2012 and 04/06/2012 concerning the modelling that the Victorian Government has done in relation to the development of the Basin Plan.
17 documents were released in part.
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ID: Log No 16

: Copies of records held by the Murray Darling Basin Authority in relation to environmental flow releases from the... (Murray-Darling Basin Authority)

Title: Copies of records held by the Murray Darling Basin Authority in relation to environmental flow releases from the Hume Reservoir from beginning of August 2010 to end of February 2011 inclusive which specify:1.      Dates of each environmental flow release for the period specified.2.      The volumes of environmental flows measured in megalitres for flows at both the Hume Dam (Hume releases) and official recordings downstream of Yarrawonga Storage.3.      The volumes of environmental flows and the volumes of natural river (base case) flows during the periods stated.4.      The source of the environmental flows, for example, which environmental parcels of water was used and which authority had responsibility for the parcels of water used for environmental flows.5.      How decisions on environmental flows were made and what specific environmental outcome was sought.6.      Any communications between river operators and environmental water managers in relation to actual release of environmental flows which indicate:(a)    what the objectives for the releases were;(b)    what led to the release decisions;(c)    what flow rates resulted from the decisions;(d)    who made the decisions;(e)    whose water it was."
Documents held by the Authority in relation to environmental flow releases from the Hume Reservoir from beginning of August 2010 to end of February 2011 inclusive which specify:
1.      Dates of each environmental flow release for the period specified.
2.      The volumes of environmental flows measured in megalitres for flows at both the Hume Dam (Hume releases) and official recordings downstream of Yarrawonga Storage.
3.      The volumes of environmental flows and the volumes of natural river (base case) flows during the periods stated.
4.      The source of the environmental flows, for example, which environmental parcels of water was used and which authority had responsibility for the parcels of water used for environmental flows.
5.      How decisions on environmental flows were made and what specific environmental outcome was sought.
6.      Any communications between river operators and environmental water managers in relation to actual release of environmental flows which indicate:
(a)    what the objectives for the releases were;
(b)    what led to the release decisions;
(c)    what flow rates resulted from the decisions;
(d)    who made the decisions;
(e)    whose water it was."
7 documents were released in full; 42 documents were released in part.
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ID: Log No 23

: Written or emailed correspondence between the Victorian Government and the Murray-Darling Basin Authority between... (Murray-Darling Basin Authority)

Title: Written or emailed correspondence between the Victorian Government and the Murray-Darling Basin Authority between 01/01/2012 and 04/06/2012 concerning the modelling that the Victorian Government has done in relation to the development of the Basin Plan.
Documents held by the Authority in relation to written or emailed correspondence between the Victorian Government and the Murray-Darling Basin Authority between 01/01/2012 and 04/06/2012 concerning the modelling that the Victorian Government has done in relation to the development of the Basin Plan.
17 documents were released in part.
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ID: Log No 16

: Copies of records held by the Murray Darling Basin Authority in relation to:1. Agendas of MDBC Meetings for 2006... (Murray-Darling Basin Authority)

Title: Copies of records held by the Murray Darling Basin Authority in relation to:1. Agendas of MDBC Meetings for 2006 and 2007 as provided at the meetings;2. Confirmed Minutes of MDBC Meetings for 2006 and 2007; and3. Decision Registers of MDBC Meetings for 2006 and 2007.
Documents held by the Authority in relation to:
1. Agendas of MDBC Meetings for 2006 and 2007 as provided at the meetings;
2. Confirmed Minutes of MDBC Meetings for 2006 and 2007; and
3. Decision Registers of MDBC Meetings for 2006 and 2007.
13 documents released in full;
10 documents released in part.
Note: N/A

ID: Log No 24

: Copy of the final, or current draft(s) of the,Sustainable Rivers Audit report(as referred to on theAuthority's website) (Murray-Darling Basin Authority)

Title: Copy of the final, or current draft(s) of the,Sustainable Rivers Audit report(as referred to on theAuthority's website)
Documents held by the Authority in relation to the copy of the final, or current draft(s) of the,
Sustainable Rivers Audit report
(as referred to on the
Authority's website
5 documents were released in full.
Note: N/A

Links/Documents

ID: Log No 20

: Copies of all final reports and/or advice provided as a result of the following consultancies, as identified in... (Murray-Darling Basin Authority)

Title: Copies of all final reports and/or advice provided as a result of the following consultancies, as identified in Attachment A of the answer to Question on Notice 171 asked through the Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications May 2012 Budget Estimates in the Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities portfolio:- Sinclair Knight Merz Pty Ltd – Assessing the consistency of interim and transitional water resource lans and state legislation against the proposed Basin Plan water trading rules- Maywald Consultants Pty Ltd – Advice on MDBA engagement with South Australian stakeholders- Sinclair Knight Merz Pty Ltd – An assessment of the costs and benefits of integrating the functions and assets of the Border Rivers Commission in to the Murray –Darling Basin Authority- Anthony S Blunn – Conflict advisory services for members of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority- KPMG – Expert assistance to deliver an estimate of States implementation costs.
Documents held by the Authority in relation to copies of all final reports and/or advice provided as a result of the following consultancies, as identified in Attachment A of the answer to Question on Notice 171 asked through the Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications May 2012 Budget Estimates in the Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities portfolio:
- Sinclair Knight Merz Pty Ltd – Assessing the consistency of interim and transitional water resource lans and state legislation against the proposed Basin Plan water trading rules
- Maywald Consultants Pty Ltd – Advice on MDBA engagement with South Australian stakeholders
- Sinclair Knight Merz Pty Ltd – An assessment of the costs and benefits of integrating the functions and assets of the Border Rivers Commission in to the Murray –Darling Basin Authority
- Anthony S Blunn – Conflict advisory services for members of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority
- KPMG – Expert assistance to deliver an estimate of States implementation costs.
1 document was released in full; 2 documents were released in part.
Note: N/A

ID: Log No 22

: Copies of records held by the Murray Darling Basin Authority in relation to environmental flow releases from the... (Murray-Darling Basin Authority)

Title: Copies of records held by the Murray Darling Basin Authority in relation to environmental flow releases from the Hume Reservoir from beginning of August 2010 to end of February 2011 inclusive which specify:1.      Dates of each environmental flow release for the period specified.2.      The volumes of environmental flows measured in megalitres for flows at both the Hume Dam (Hume releases) and official recordings downstream of Yarrawonga Storage.3.      The volumes of environmental flows and the volumes of natural river (base case) flows during the periods stated.4.      The source of the environmental flows, for example, which environmental parcels of water was used and which authority had responsibility for the parcels of water used for environmental flows.5.      How decisions on environmental flows were made and what specific environmental outcome was sought.6.      Any communications between river operators and environmental water managers in relation to actual release of environmental flows which indicate:(a)    what the objectives for the releases were;(b)    what led to the release decisions;(c)    what flow rates resulted from the decisions;(d)    who made the decisions;(e)    whose water it was."
Documents held by the Authority in relation to environmental flow releases from the Hume Reservoir from beginning of August 2010 to end of February 2011 inclusive which specify:
1.      Dates of each environmental flow release for the period specified.
2.      The volumes of environmental flows measured in megalitres for flows at both the Hume Dam (Hume releases) and official recordings downstream of Yarrawonga Storage.
3.      The volumes of environmental flows and the volumes of natural river (base case) flows during the periods stated.
4.      The source of the environmental flows, for example, which environmental parcels of water was used and which authority had responsibility for the parcels of water used for environmental flows.
5.      How decisions on environmental flows were made and what specific environmental outcome was sought.
6.      Any communications between river operators and environmental water managers in relation to actual release of environmental flows which indicate:
(a)    what the objectives for the releases were;
(b)    what led to the release decisions;
(c)    what flow rates resulted from the decisions;
(d)    who made the decisions;
(e)    whose water it was."
7 documents were released in full; 42 documents were released in part.
Note: N/A

ID: Log No 23

: Copies of the final report, significant draft versions of the report, and terms of reference, relating to an... (Murray-Darling Basin Authority)

Title: Copies of the final report, significant draft versions of the report, and terms of reference, relating to an independent audit of Base Diversion Limits being conducted by Barma Water Resources in 2012.
Documents held by the Authority in relation to the final report, significant draft versions of the report, and terms of reference, relating to an independent audit of Base Diversion Limits being conducted by Barma Water Resources in 2012.
10 documents were released in part.
Note: N/A

ID: Log No 19

: Letters sent or received after the publication of the Guide to the Proposed Basin Plan, between the Murray-Darling... (Murray-Darling Basin Authority)

Title: Letters sent or received after the publication of the Guide to the Proposed Basin Plan, between the Murray-Darling Basin Authority and any government of a Basin State (including Ministers thereof) regarding revising groundwater sustainable diversion limits contained in the Guide to the Proposed Basin Plan;2. Any correspondence sent or received between 1st October 2010 and 14th May 2012, between the Murray-Darling Basin Authority and any mining company, representative of a mining company or mining industry association regarding groundwater sustainable diversion limits; and3. Any correspondence sent by the current Chair of the Murray Darling Basin Authority to staff, Authority members or the Basin Community Committee regarding surface water sustainable diversion limits; and4. Any letters sent after the publication of the Guide to the Proposed Basin Plan by previous Chairs of the Murray Darling Basin Authority to staff, Authority members or the Basin Community Committee regarding surface water sustainable diversion limits; and5. Advice sent in April 2012 from the Basin Community Committee (or the Chair thereof) to the Authority (or the Chair thereof), regarding the Proposed Basin Plan.
Documents held by the Authority in relation to 1. Letters sent or received after the publication of the Guide to the Proposed Basin Plan, between the Murray-Darling Basin Authority and any government of a Basin State (including Ministers thereof) regarding revising groundwater sustainable diversion limits contained in the Guide to the Proposed Basin Plan;
2. Any correspondence sent or received between 1st October 2010 and 14th May 2012, between the Murray-Darling Basin Authority and any mining company, representative of a mining company or mining industry association regarding groundwater sustainable diversion limits; and
3. Any correspondence sent by the current Chair of the Murray Darling Basin Authority to staff, Authority members or the Basin Community Committee regarding surface water sustainable diversion limits; and
4. Any letters sent after the publication of the Guide to the Proposed Basin Plan by previous Chairs of the Murray Darling Basin Authority to staff, Authority members or the Basin Community Committee regarding surface water sustainable diversion limits; and
5. Advice sent in April 2012 from the Basin Community Committee (or the Chair thereof) to the Authority (or the Chair thereof), regarding the Proposed Basin Plan.
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ID: Log No 15

: Copy of the latest briefing by the Murray Darling Basin Authority on the pros and cons of removing (or permanently... (Murray-Darling Basin Authority)

Title: Copy of the latest briefing by the Murray Darling Basin Authority on the pros and cons of removing (or permanently opening) the River Murray barrages and/or the latest briefing by the Authority on the impact of allowing seawater incursions into the Lower Lakes of the River Murray.
Documents held by the Authority in relation to a copy of the latest briefing by the Murray Darling Basin Authority on the pros and cons of removing (or permanently opening) the River Murray barrages and/or the latest briefing by the Authority on the impact of allowing seawater incursions into the Lower Lakes of the River Murray.
2 documents were released in part.
Note: N/A

ID: Log No 21

: Letters sent or received after the publication of the Guide to the Proposed Basin Plan, between the Murray-Darling... (Murray-Darling Basin Authority)

Title: Letters sent or received after the publication of the Guide to the Proposed Basin Plan, between the Murray-Darling Basin Authority and any government of a Basin State (including Ministers thereof) regarding revising groundwater sustainable diversion limits contained in the Guide to the Proposed Basin Plan;2. Any correspondence sent or received between 1st October 2010 and 14th May 2012, between the Murray-Darling Basin Authority and any mining company, representative of a mining company or mining industry association regarding groundwater sustainable diversion limits; and3. Any correspondence sent by the current Chair of the Murray Darling Basin Authority to staff, Authority members or the Basin Community Committee regarding surface water sustainable diversion limits; and4.  Any letters sent after the publication of the Guide to the Proposed Basin Plan by previous Chairs of the Murray Darling Basin Authority to staff, Authority members or the Basin Community Committee regarding surface water sustainable diversion limits; and5. Advice sent in April 2012 from the Basin Community Committee (or the Chair thereof) to the Authority (or the Chair thereof), regarding the Proposed Basin Plan.
Documents held by the Authority in relation to 1. Letters sent or received after the publication of the Guide to the Proposed Basin Plan, between the Murray-Darling Basin Authority and any government of a Basin State (including Ministers thereof) regarding revising groundwater sustainable diversion limits contained in the Guide to the Proposed Basin Plan;
2. Any correspondence sent or received between 1st October 2010 and 14th May 2012, between the Murray-Darling Basin Authority and any mining company, representative of a mining company or mining industry association regarding groundwater sustainable diversion limits; and
3. Any correspondence sent by the current Chair of the Murray Darling Basin Authority to staff, Authority members or the Basin Community Committee regarding surface water sustainable diversion limits; and
4.  Any letters sent after the publication of the Guide to the Proposed Basin Plan by previous Chairs of the Murray Darling Basin Authority to staff, Authority members or the Basin Community Committee regarding surface water sustainable diversion limits; and
5. Advice sent in April 2012 from the Basin Community Committee (or the Chair thereof) to the Authority (or the Chair thereof), regarding the Proposed Basin Plan.
Note: N/A

ID: Log No 15

: Copies of documents in relation to Schedule E Protocol of the Murray-Darling Basin Agreement – Access, Exit and... (Murray-Darling Basin Authority)

Title: Copies of documents in relation to Schedule E Protocol of the Murray-Darling Basin Agreement – Access, Exit and Termination Fees:-- who it is binding to--who was meant to monitor, report and enforce the agreement.--who was involved in the drafting of the agreement.--minutes of all the meetings involved with the drafting and finalising of the agreement.--all documents to support/ show how the document was formulated--and any other documents to support whether Infrastructure operators have to abide by the agreement.
Documents held by the Authority in relation to Schedule E Protocol of the Murray-Darling Basin Agreement – Access, Exit and Termination Fees:
-- who it is binding to
--who was meant to monitor, report and enforce the agreement.
--who was involved in the drafting of the agreement.
--minutes of all the meetings involved with the drafting and finalising of the agreement.
--all documents to support/ show how the document was formulated
--and any other documents to support whether Infrastructure operators have to abide by the agreement.
20 documents were released in full and 104 documents were released in part.
Note: N/A

ID: Log No 17

: Copy of the latest briefing by the Murray Darling Basin Authority on the pros and cons of removing (or permanently... (Murray-Darling Basin Authority)

Title: Copy of the latest briefing by the Murray Darling Basin Authority on the pros and cons of removing (or permanently opening) the River Murray barrages and/or the latest briefing by the Authority on the impact of allowing seawater incursions into the Lower Lakes of the River Murray.
Documents held by the Authority in relation to a copy of the latest briefing by the Murray Darling Basin Authority on the pros and cons of removing (or permanently opening) the River Murray barrages and/or the latest briefing by the Authority on the impact of allowing seawater incursions into the Lower Lakes of the River Murray.
2 documents were released in part.
Note: N/A

ID: Log No 21

: Copies of documents  in relation to Schedule E Protocol of the Murray-Darling Basin Agreement – Access, Exit and... (Murray-Darling Basin Authority)

Title: Copies of documents  in relation to Schedule E Protocol of the Murray-Darling Basin Agreement – Access, Exit and Termination Fees:-- who it is binding to--who was meant to monitor, report and enforce the agreement.--who was involved in the drafting of the agreement.--minutes of all the meetings involved with the drafting and finalising of the agreement.--all documents to support/ show how the document was formulated--and any other documents to support whether  Infrastructure operators have to abide by the agreement.
Documents held by the Authority in relation  to Schedule E Protocol of the Murray-Darling Basin Agreement – Access, Exit and Termination Fees:
-- who it is binding to
--who was meant to monitor, report and enforce the agreement.
--who was involved in the drafting of the agreement.
--minutes of all the meetings involved with the drafting and finalising of the agreement.
--all documents to support/ show how the document was formulated
--and any other documents to support whether  Infrastructure operators have to abide by the agreement.
20 documents were released in full and 104 documents were released in part.
Note: N/A

ID: Log No 17

: Copies of documents in relation to the Review of the MDBA "Ecologically Sustainable Level of Take" Method for the... (Murray-Darling Basin Authority)

Title: Copies of documents in relation to the Review of the MDBA "Ecologically Sustainable Level of Take" Method for the Basin Plan:   1.  A copy of the documents referred to in paragraph 2 of the Terms of Reference for the Review of the MDBA "Ecologically Sustainable Level of Take" Method for the Basin Plan as follows: "Deliver a draft review report to MDBA for comment by early July 2011 accompanied by a briefing on the draft findings to members of the Authority Board and senior executive."                               In relation to system/operating constraints which impact on the ability to deliver environmental flows:  2.  A copy of any report listing the constraints factored into the modelling of the Environmentally Sustainable Level of Take and description of each constraint.
Documents held by the Authority in relation to the Review of the MDBA "Ecologically Sustainable Level of Take" Method for the Basin Plan:   1.  A copy of the documents referred to in paragraph 2 of the Terms of Reference for the Review of the MDBA "Ecologically Sustainable Level of Take" Method for the Basin Plan as follows: "Deliver a draft review report to MDBA for comment by early July 2011 accompanied by a briefing on the draft findings to members of the Authority Board and senior executive."                               In relation to system/operating constraints which impact on the ability to deliver environmental flows:  2.    A copy of any report listing the constraints factored into the modelling of the Environmentally Sustainable Level of Take and description of each constraint.
6 documents were released in full.
Note: N/A

ID: Log No 9

: Copies of the final report, significant draft versions of the report, and terms of reference, relating to an... (Murray-Darling Basin Authority)

Title: Copies of the final report, significant draft versions of the report, and terms of reference, relating to an independent audit of Base Diversion Limits being conducted by Barma Water Resources in 2012.
Documents held by the Authority in relation to the final report, significant draft versions of the report, and terms of reference, relating to an independent audit of Base Diversion Limits being conducted by Barma Water Resources in 2012.
10 documents were released in part.
Note: N/A

ID: Log No 19

: Correspondence, since 28 January 2011, between the Authority Chair and/or Chief Executive and State/Territory... (Murray-Darling Basin Authority)

Title: Correspondence, since 28 January 2011, between the Authority Chair and/or Chief Executive and State/Territory Premiers/Ministers.
Documents held by the Authority in relation to correspondence, since 28 January 2011, between the Authority Chair and/or Chief Executive and State/Territory Premiers/Ministers.
45 documents were released in full.
Note: N/A

ID: Log No 13

: Copy of "Myth and the Murray — Management Of The Lower Lakes", as referred to in the answer to Question on Notice... (Murray-Darling Basin Authority)

Title: Copy of "Myth and the Murray — Management Of The Lower Lakes", as referred to in the answer to Question on Notice 152 asked through the Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications October 2011 Supplementary Budget Estimates in the Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities portfolio.
Document held by the Authority in relation to the copy of "Myth and the Murray — Management Of The Lower Lakes", as referred to in the answer to Question on Notice 152 asked through the Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications October 2011 Supplementary Budget Estimates in the Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities portfolio.
1 document was released in full.
Note: N/A

ID: Log No 12

: Copies of all final reports and/or advice provided as a result of the following consultancies, as identified in... (Murray-Darling Basin Authority)

Title: Copies of all final reports and/or advice provided as a result of the following consultancies, as identified in Attachment A of the answer to Question on Notice 171 asked through the Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications May 2012 Budget Estimates in the Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities portfolio:- Sinclair Knight Merz Pty Ltd – Assessing the consistency of interim and transitional water resource lans and state legislation against the proposed Basin Plan water trading rules- Maywald Consultants Pty Ltd – Advice on MDBA engagement with South Australian stakeholders- Sinclair Knight Merz Pty Ltd – An assessment of the costs and benefits of integrating the functions and assets of the Border Rivers Commission in to the Murray –Darling Basin Authority- Anthony S Blunn – Conflict advisory services for members of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority- KPMG – Expert assistance to deliver an estimate of States implementation costs.
Documents held by the Authority in relation to copies of all final reports and/or advice provided as a result of the following consultancies, as identified in Attachment A of the answer to Question on Notice 171 asked through the Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications May 2012 Budget Estimates in the Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities portfolio:
- Sinclair Knight Merz Pty Ltd – Assessing the consistency of interim and transitional water resource lans and state legislation against the proposed Basin Plan water trading rules
- Maywald Consultants Pty Ltd – Advice on MDBA engagement with South Australian stakeholders
- Sinclair Knight Merz Pty Ltd – An assessment of the costs and benefits of integrating the functions and assets of the Border Rivers Commission in to the Murray –Darling Basin Authority
- Anthony S Blunn – Conflict advisory services for members of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority
- KPMG – Expert assistance to deliver an estimate of States implementation costs.
1 document was released in full; 2 documents were released in part.
Note: N/A

ID: Log No 22

: Copy of the final, or current draft(s) of the,Sustainable Rivers Audit report(as referred to on theAuthority's website) (Murray-Darling Basin Authority)

Title: Copy of the final, or current draft(s) of the,Sustainable Rivers Audit report(as referred to on theAuthority's website)
Documents held by the Authority in relation to the copy of the final, or current draft(s) of the,
Sustainable Rivers Audit report
(as referred to on the
Authority's website
5 documents were released in full.
Note: N/A

Links/Documents

ID: Log No 20
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