Anger over water

Protesters gathered in Broken Hill on Saturday to oppose changes to the Menindee Lakes and condemn water management in the Darling River system.

Protesters gathered in Broken Hill on Saturday to oppose changes to the Menindee Lakes and condemn water management in the Darling River system.

AN angry crowd of 500 environmentalists, community leaders, farmers and indigenous representatives voiced their exasperation over water management at a Broken Hill rally on Saturday.

A range of speakers, including The Australia Institute researcher Maryanne Slattery, discussed mismanagement of the Darling River and called for a federal independent commission against corruption.

Greens candidate for Mildura Cathryn Milne, who attended the rally, said people felt “abandoned” by the National Party in favour of larger farms up north, especially cotton farms.

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