Public submissions to the draft Murray-Darling Basin Plan closed on April 16. A big thank you to all those who made a submission, making it very clear that the additional volumes of water proposed in the draft Basin Plan fall well short of what is required to make our rivers healthy. We need to continue speaking up for our rivers.
Here are a few things you can do right now:
1. Attack false claims by writing to your local paper
2. Ask your local MP to demand a good Basin Plan.
Go on, be a voice for our rivers.
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Why South Australia needs a healthy Murray
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It’s now or never for the Murray-Darling… and the science needs to be right
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Is the proposed Basin Plan Legal?
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Environmental Farmers Network spokesperson John Pettigrew says “irrigators should embrace protecting the Murray-Darling’s water”
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