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Thousands of dead fish polluting the Darling River is the fault of the Government

10,000 native fish found dead this week from a blue-green algae bloom in the Darling River is a dire warning of what’s to come after the Federal and State Governments refused last week to guarantee 450GL of water for environment flows.

“Our River system is dying and our environment is in collapse,” Greens Environment and Water spokesperson Senator Hanson-Young said today.

“Both the Coalition and Labor parties have failed to stand up to the corporate irrigators and are letting the River die.

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Greens in Senate will hold Labor to environment protections

The strong environmental protections announced by Labor today will fail without proper investment, and a commitment to no new coal, oil and gas.

“We welcome Labor adopting Greens’ policy on stronger protections for the environment, but without proper investment and committing to no new coal, oil and gas they will fail,” Greens environment spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

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