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Guaranteeing a Basin Plan minimum, not a maximum locking in failure

The Australian Greens will move to cement the Government’s recently announced 3200GL target for the Basin Plan as the absolute minimum amount of water to be returned to the environment in coming weeks.

 “The Greens have announced today that they will move to amend two Water Bills currently before federal parliament with an aim to guarantee 3200GL of water as the absolute minimum to be returned to the environment,” Greens’ Murray Darling spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

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Barnaby Joyce backflips on Cubbie

The Greens say that Barnaby Joyce and his Nationals colleagues have back-flipped on Cubbie Station by voting against delaying the sale of the Station.

"It seems Barnaby Joyce and his Nationals colleagues are more talk than action when it comes to their concerns over the sale of Cubbie Station," said Greens' spokesperson for Water and the Murray Darling Basin, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young.

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Cubbie Station sale should be put on ice until we know the real cost to Australia: Greens

The Greens today called on the government to delay the sale of Cubbie Station until there has been proper examination of the impacts of the sale on Australia's precious water resources.

"The proposed sale of Cubbie Station is a classic example of why we urgently need a national register of foreign ownership of water licences and a more rigorous requirement for the Foreign Investment Review Board to consider water resources as part of its national interests test" Greens spokesperson for Water and Murray Darling Basin Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said today.

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Stand up for your Murray rights: Greens launch video

The Greens have today launched a new video that calls on the public to stand up for the Murray River by sending a video message to federal parliament.

"The time has come to stand united and call on Minister Burke to take charge of the failing reform process to secure a healthy and sustainable river system," said Greens' water and Murray Darling Basin spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young.

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