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Buyback cap threatens rivers - and Howard's legacy
28 May 2015
The Abbott Government’s proposed legislation to cap water buybacks is a major threat to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan and trashes John Howard’s legacy, says Environment Victoria.
Legislation introduced to federal parliament today would limit water buybacks to 1500 gigalitres, less than half the water required to fully implement the Plan and to have any chance of restoring our rivers to health.
“This retrograde step is the final nail in the coffin for John Howard’s plan to save the Murray,” Environment Victoria’s Healthy Rivers Campaign Manager Juliet Le Feuvre said today.
“A cap on water recovery through buybacks makes a...more