Water managment

Murray Darling Basin targets: Farmer fury at Labor move

7 February 2018

IRRIGATORS and farm groups have slammed the Greens and Labor for trying to block changes to the Murray Darling Basin’s environmental water targets, saying their decision will cost rural communities.

Federal Labor today announced it would support the Greens in stopping a 70GL cut to the northern basin’s water recovery target — a cut communities in northern NSW and Queensland were counting on to stop more water leaving their districts.

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