Basin Plan

Victoria has lost more than 5000 jobs to the Basin plan, says VFF

25 September 2018

Andrew Miller, Stock & Land
25 September 2018

The Victorian Farmers Federation says it has uncovered new evidence farmers in the state have been hardest hit by the Murray Darling Basin Plan.

It says the northern Victorian dairy industry is significantly worse off as a result of the plan.

Analysis of the Murray Darling Basin Authority’s community profiles revealed Victoria has lost more than 2220 more full time agricultural jobs than any other state in the southern connected system.

The data shows Victoria had lost a staggering 5,116 full time agricultural roles, compared with NSW’s 2877 and South Australia’s 2287.

This is only 48 less than both NSW and SA combined.

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