Water managment

What can South Australia expect downstream if the Murray-Darling Basin Plan fails?

14 February 2018

ABC NEWS 14/02/18

A fight over Murray-Darling Basin water is near boiling point.

New South Wales and Victoria have vowed to pull out of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan if a Greens’ disallowance motion succeeds in the Senate today.

It would block the Federal Government’s attempt to reduce by 70 gigalitres the volume of water set aside for the environment in the northern Basin, as recommended by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority in 2016.

We asked University of Adelaide professor and constitutional lawyer John Williams what it might mean for South Australia if eastern states withdraw.

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