STAND UP FOR THE MURRAY RIVER LAKES AND COORONG
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We are Glen and Tracy Hill of Meningie. Glen is a fisherman and we own a business that currently employs 3 people and are totally reliant on a healthy Lakes and Coorong for our livelihoods. We experienced the heartbreak and stress of our Lakes being over half a metre below sea level due to mismanagement of the River system. But also our community lost businesses, farmers, school teachers and our properties lost value.
The Murray Mouth is on life support, when the river should be freely flowing to the sea. Wetlands are dying and the birds, fish and plants are suffering. The environment that should sustain life and the people of Australia is being degraded and lost.
Big business and vested interests have corrupted the integrity of the Murray Darling Basin Plan that we thought was going to save our beautiful rivers and the precious water resource that belongs to all Australians and not a select few. Not only that it is becoming clear that governments and bureaucrats are enabling this to happen.
Enough is enough. Prime Minster you must remove the Water portfolio from Barnaby Joyce. There should be an inquiry into the allegations of the Four Corners report. Water should be allocated to the river first. The South Australian government must secure the 450GL of environmental flows for South Australia
The river water must flow from the headwaters to the sea. The Darling and Murray Catchments cover a third of Australia and are fragile, aging and on life support. only by signing this petition and changing your vote to a party that stands for the river a the next election can we expect anything to change.
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