SAVE THE MURRAY-DARLING RIVER – SUPPORT A FEDERAL ROYAL COMMISSION INTO ITS MISMANAGEMENT

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Join in the campaigning to save our nation’s longest and most pivotal river system.
The Murray-Darling river system weaves across one of the driest continents in the world, Australia and its health is crucial to a sustainable environment now and for future generations.

Water sharing amongst the Basin states: South Australia, Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory is contentious. The current Murray-Darling Basin Plan (MDBP) is a bipartisan agreement between the Basin states and the ACT informs how to better use the water that flows down our country’s longest waterway. This agreement was the result of the Millennium drought which occurred from approximately 2002-2009 and the subsequent amendment to the National Water Act in 2007.

Tragically, over a decade later our nation’s longest river system is in rapid decline. Alarmingly the Murray-Darling basin is dying. The national commitment and agreement on water use in the Murray-Darling to amend the over-allocation of water licences and return of water to the environment has failed.

We cannot control natural events such as drought or flood, we do however have the ability to control and influence human interference of our natural environment.

Now is the time for change.

Support this petition in calling for a Federal Royal Commission into the mismanagement of the Murray-Darling Basin to ensure the entire river system is sustainably managed for its ongoing environmental health and prosperity for all Australians into the future.