The future of the River Murray is on the line. Public submissions have closed on a draft plan for the river, produced by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority. The submissions are being considered by the Authority, which will make recommendations to federal Water MInister Tony Burke. The plan is expected to go before Federal Parliament later this year.
You can help save the Murray by signing the petition and telling our political leaders why you want to save the River Murray. What does it mean to you? What are the most significant parts of this river and why do we need to save them?
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Change the draft Murray-Darling Basin plan so there is more water to keep the river alive
The Murray is the lifeblood of south-eastern Australia.
It is vital for our economic prosperity and our environment.
Water extraction from the Murray has increased by 500 per cent in less than a century.
Wetlands, such as the World Heritage-listed Coorong, are dying.
The irrigation regime penalises some states. Some irrigators have made great efforts to implement water conservation measures without this being sufficiently recognised in the plan.
We need a fair system for the river. We need to change the draft Basin plan to allocate more water to keep the river alive.