The talk about the sale of Commonwealth environmental water fails to highlight that this is a temporary water trade for this year only. It needs to be understood and highlighted that environmental water is being sold on a temporary basis and not permanently, as that would be illegal.
There also needs to be serious scientific research into the value of floodplains and their benefits.
Documenting all floodplains in Australia and what their purposes are and why a floodplain can’t be a free-for-all is a priority.
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