Water & Murray Darling Basin

We know how crucial the Murray Darling Basin is for Australia’s food production and economy. We support reforms that will keep the system healthy all the way up from the Murray Mouth, wind back the over-allocation of water and restore precious ecosystems so they can keep sustaining Australia. 

The Greens want to see reforms that will return enough water to flush the pollutants out of the system each year and improve South Australia’s usable water stocks. They should also assist all Basin communities to build their jobs and economies and restore our internationally recognised wetlands and productive agricultural areas to good health. We recognise that this is one of the key reforms facing Australia over the next decade and we have to get it right. 

We believe that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people must have the opportunity to participate in water catchment planning and management, and there should be no new large-scale dams on Australian rivers.

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Greens' Murray Darling basin public forum Adelaide

28 Feb 2012

Highlights of the Greens' Murray Darling basin public forum in Adelaide on February 21, 2012. Speakers: Sen. Sarah Hanson-Young, Major Sumner, Sen. Bob Brown, Assoc. Prof. David Paton (University of Adelaide) and Prof. Dianne Bell, Conservation Council SA.

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River Murray Adelaide public meeting ' Diverse story of unity'

10 Apr 2012 | 6:00 pm
Tue, 2012-04-10 18:00

Sarah will join other South Australian federal MPs in Adelaide Town Hall to discuss the implications for the state from the inadequate draft plan released by the Murray Darling Basin Authority.

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Murray Darling Basin Authority Public Meeting

09 Mar 2012 | 1:00 pm
Fri, 2012-03-09 13:00

Come along and have your say on the implications of the Murray Darling Basin Authority’s draft plan. 

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Greens to send Murray Darling Basin draft plan to Senate inquiry

22 Feb 2012

The Greens have today announced they will move for a Senate inquiry into the Murray Darling Basin Authority's draft plan when Parliament resumes next week so parliamentarians can scrutinise what is being proposed.

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Greens urge govt to release legal advice on Murray Darling draft plan compliance with Water Act

14 Feb 2012

The Australian Greens have today called on the Gillard government to release legal advice on whether the Murray Darling Basin Authority's draft plan complies with the Commonwealth Water Act.

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Govt can’t say if Murray Darling draft plan complies with Commonwealth Water Act

09 Feb 2012

The Gillard government is unable to say if it has sought independent legal advice on whether the Murray Darling Basin Authority's draft plan complies with the Commonwealth Water Act, the Australian Greens said today.

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Murray Darling draft plan will fail the river at great expense unless fixed

06 Feb 2012

The scientific concerns over the Murray Darling Basin Authority's draft plan show problems with the blueprint which won't go away until it is vastly improved, the Australian Greens said today following comments by Tony Windsor.

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Govt should heed Wentworth Group on Murray Darling draft plan

18 Jan 2012

The Gillard government should heed the advice of the Wentworth Group's report into the Murray Darling Basin Authority's draft plan and commit to having the flawed science corrected. The government must ensure the parliament is given a legal and credible plan that will deliver a healthy, working river and is environmentally sound, the Australian Greens said today.

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