Reports | 31st Jul, 2015

Inquiry into the Water Amendment Bill 2015

The Australian Conservation Foundation, Environment Victoria and Environmental Justice Australia have created a joint submission to the Inquiry into the Water Amendment Bill 2015, which proposes to cap Commonwealth surface water purchases in the Murray-Darling Basin at 1,500 gigalitres.

Water purchase from willing sellers has been repeatedly identified as the most cost-effective and efficient means of environmental water recovery, and we have serious concerns about the proposed legislated cap on water buybacks.

Click here to read the joint submission >