Basin Plan

MDBA stands by rigorous, peer-reviewed process for amendment

3 May 2018

3 May 2018

The MDBA stands by the amendments to the Basin Plan, which it recommended based on a rigorous, CSIRO-approved methodology, independently reviewed and verified, and in accordance with the requirements set down in the Basin Plan in 2012.

The baseless claims newly published by the Australia Institute have been subject to no such rigour or scrutiny, and the MDBA rejects them in the strongest possible terms.

Using a comprehensive, CSIRO-approved methodology, in line with the requirements of the Basin Plan, the MDBA has made a rigorous calculation of the potential environmental benefits of the package of projects linked to the amendment.

All Basin governments and the Commonwealth supported the suite of projects after thorough analysis.

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