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Basin Compliance Compact

The Basin Plan Compliance Compact was endorsed at the Council of Australian Government meeting on 12 December 2018.

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Murray–Darling Basin Compliance Compact Assurance Reports 2019

As a part of the Murray–Darling Basin Compliance Compact, the Murray–Darling Basin Authority must prepare an annual report on progress with implementing the commitments of this Compact. These annual reports are provided to the Council of Australian Governments and the Murray–Darling Basin Ministerial Council for noting, and are then published on the MDBA website by 31 December of each year.

Murray–Darling Basin Compliance Compact Assurance Report 2019

This is the second annual assurance report on Compact parties’ progress in implementing Compact commitments. The report includes the MDBA’s assurance of Basin States’ progress, the Independent Assurance Committee’s report on MDBA’s progress and Compact parties’ self-reports.

Independent Assurance Committee letter

The Independent Assurance Committee (IAC) was established under the Water Act 2007 (Cth) in 2018 to provide expert advice on the design, implementation and adequacy of the Murray–Darling Basin Authority's (MDBA) Basin Plan compliance program. In the Murray–Darling Basin Compliance Compact that flowed from the review, the IAC was given a role to provide an assurance report on the MDBA's progress under the Compact. As part of that role, the IAC also chose to advise on the MDBA's evaluation of state progress. This advice is detailed in the Independence Assurance Committee Letter.

MDBA response to the IAC’s recommendations

A letter from the Murray–Darling Basin Authority in response to the Independent Audit Committee’s recommendations in the above Compliance Compact Assurance Report.

NSW response to the recommendations

A letter from the New South Wales State Government in response to the recommendations in the above Compliance Compact Assurance Report.

Victorian response to the recommendations

A letter from the Victorian State Government in response to the recommendations in the above Compliance Compact Assurance Report.

South Australian response to the recommendations

A letter from the South Australian State Government in response to the recommendations in the above Compliance Compact Assurance Report.

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Murray–Darling Basin Compliance Compact Assurance Reports 2018
Murray–Darling Basin Compliance Compact Interim Assurance Report 2018
NSW letter in response to the recommendations
Queensland letter in response to the recommendations
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Independent review of the Basin Compliance Compact

An independent review of the Basin Compliance Compact was published in June 2018. The support document (also independent) should be read in conjunction with the review.

Updated: 23 Dec 2019  •   Independent reports