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River to suffer from delays to Murray Darling plan

The Australian Greens are concerned by yet another delay in releasing the draft report by the Murray Darling Basin Authority.

"We have been concerned that some states would continue to play games and veto elements of the draft plan they did not like," Greens' water and Murray Darling basin spokesperson, Sen. Hanson-Young, said today.

"It appears that's what's happened with this latest delay.

"Ultimately these obstacles will mean that the river system suffers.

"It's also prolonging the anguish among the communities which live along the river.

"We hope that when the draft report is published, supposedly in mid-October, it will be led by the best available, peer-reviewed science and provide a blue print for safeguarding the environment."

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