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Farm Writers goes online:

Water policy, drought and the Murray-Darling Basin

Farm Writers is going online, with NSW Minister for Water, Property and Housing, the Hon Melinda Pavey MP featuring as our first virtual lunch speaker. In these challenging times, we remain committed to connecting our members to insightful speakers on topics of interest and relevance to agriculture in NSW.
CLICK HERE to register for the free webinar on Friday 5 June to hear the Minister’s views on managing water policy in the modern political landscape and seek the Minister’s perspective on your questions on this often controversial topic. 
With water flowing down the Darling River into the Murray for the first time in years, but the drought not over, what does it mean for irrigators and regional communities in NSW? And what policy changes will follow the recent report into management of the Murray Darling Basin’s resources?
Melinda Pavey was appointed Minister for Water, Property and Housing in April 2019, and her political career is just as intriguing as her critical role in NSW politics.
Date: Friday 5 June 2020
Time: 12:30pm (the webinar will be open 10 minutes before the start time)
Platform: Zoom – a unique link will be sent to your email upon registration
Cost: Free
Click here to register for this event. For any questions, contact bookings@nswfarmwriters.org.au 
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Welcome to Farm Writers

The Farm Writers' Association of NSW was established in 1966 as the Farm Writers' and Broadcasters' Society of NSW.

Its aim is to foster communication about and promote the interests of rural Australia in general and the NSW farm sector in particular.

Farm Writers plays an important role in helping to strengthen links and understanding between the rural sector and the wider Australian community.

Regular forums held in Sydney provide a unique and respected platform for industry leaders, expert commentators, entrepreneurs and activists to communicate with a wide range of audiences and influencers.

The Association also provides a forum for rural journalists and other agri-communicators to discuss rural industry developments and issues in a networking environment with people involved in farming, food and fibre processing, marketing, regulation, and rural politics.

Farm Writers invites you to join us at our monthly lunch seminars and at Agribuzz, our quarterly evening networking functions.

Speaker presentations 

Friday February 28: Bushfires and budgets - what now for the economy? Former Labor Minister Dr Craig Emerson’s provided his thoughts on the impact of recent natural disasters on the Federal surplus and broader remarks on the economy and climate change.
Prior speakers can be accessed via the Speakers Archives link and are on our YouTube channel.


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