Fair Go For Water In The Murray Darling Basin

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We, the people, demand that the next Federal Government provides the communities along the Murray-Darling Basin a Fair go for water. We demand immediate and long-term action be taken to secure fair, transparent and sustainable water management within the Murray Darling Basin.

Our community is determined to see this achieved by but not limited to the following Fair Go For Water action plan.

·         Sustainable Water Research Centre

·         Fast track funding for the Water, Renewable Energy Network

·         An independent national water theft task force established in partnership with the Federal Police and Murray-Darling Basin Authority

Fair Go For Water:

A fair go for water means a fair go for Farrer. We all depend on the lifeblood of water in rural Australia. Over the last five years our trust has been broken by special deals, water theft and mismanagement both intentional and unintentional by the Federal and State Coalition governments.

Together we can send a clear message demanding fair, transparent and sustainable water management. Together we can send a clear message for change by Supporting Kieran Drabsch’s Fair Go For Water action plan.

As climate change intensifies the risk of drought and water shortages become ever more common. That is why Kieran Drabsch is demanding Canberra establishes a dedicated Sustainable Water Research Centre in partnership with CSIRO and an Australian University. To work with responsible industry groups like the Rice Growers Association to identify and invest in water innovation that will deliver long term solutions to the water crisis engulfing our communities today.

To establish the Sustainable Water Research Centre in the Riverina with an initial annual budget of $25 million.

To establish a Hydro Harvester trial site to assess the scalability and economic viability of the water renewable energy network (WREN).

To establish an independent national water theft task force in partnership with the Federal Police and the Murray-Darling Basin Authority.

To ensure all water users abide by the same standards of water efficiency and metering and where necessary establish appropriate models within two years where they are currently missing.

To allow States to retain the right to develop Water Sharing Plans on the provision that appropriate penalties are imposed on any State which fails to deliver their Water Sharing Plans on time and within the relevant legislative framework. 

The cost of another three years without a Fair Go For Water is to high. It’s time to send a clear message to Canberra that we want fair, transparent and sustainable water management. By supporting Kieran Drabsch you are supporting a fair go for water.