There is a common element of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan nearly all in Farrer agree on; it needs to be more responsive and flexible to the needs of river communities.
I then pushed my government for an independent review of the rules around water allocations and entitlements – this is happening and will be delivered over coming months.
In 2012 I pushed the then opposition leader to place a 1500gl cap on buy backs, the 450 gigs and the socioeconomic test – this was legislated when we were returned to office.
A Labor Government will scrap this cap and re-start water It will also scrap the test on social and economic impacts. Now is not the time to turn back.
Member for Farrer