Victoria must back Barnaby to dump Basin upwater

Monday 21 November 2016

Background

Now is the time for Victoria to help get rid of the Basin Plan’s 450GL up-water all together.

The up-water was a secret deal struck in October 2012 between Federal Labor and the South Australian Government.

To mitigate this political madness, Victoria’s Liberal-Nationals fought hard for a trigger to be put in the Federal legislation that the up-water couldn’t be taken if it would cause socio-economic hardship.

Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Water Peter Walsh

We fought hard for the trigger because it was always clear that the 450GL up-water would hurt our Basin communities.

It was a South Australian pipedream and a political stunt by Labor’s Tony Burke and there is now the right common sense leadership in Canberra to get rid of the up-water all together.

Lisa Neville should get behind Barnaby Joyce and support his initiative. 

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