NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has joined other state leaders in endorsing a plan for the Murray-Darling river system, despite calls from within her own government to ditch the long-standing agreement.
NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro said earlier in the week the plan was “untenable for NSW” and not making major changes represented a missed opportunity to deliver certainty and transparency for drought-hit communities.
However, Ms Berejiklian said yesterday – after all basin states reaffirmed their commitment to the plan – working more closely with other states would positively impact struggling rural communities in her state.
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