Successes | 14th Feb, 2018

Senate rejects cuts to Murray-Darling Basin Plan

Proposed cuts to water recovery under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan were blocked by the Senate. We lobbied the federal opposition to block the cuts – given the scandals surrounding the Basin Plan, it was no time to lock in reduced water recovery.

While the cuts were eventually brought back to Parliament in a slightly different form and approved by the Senate, the outcome was better for river health than if the cuts had approved in the first place.

Read more in our media release >>