Send Minister Plibersek a message: save the Murray-Darling, before it’s too late

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Send federal Environment & Water Minister Tanya Plibersek a message, asking her to stand by Labor’s commitment to delivering the Basin Plan – in full and on time.

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With just about one year to go before major deadlines in the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, we’re way behind on recovering the vital water promised to save our rivers. We‘ve joined forces with our allies in QLD, SA and NSW to remind Minister Plibersek of the promise Labor made to deliver the Basin Plan in full – and what’s at stake if we don’t.

Our rivers simply can’t afford any more delays. But Victoria and NSW are still spruiking dodgy “offset” projects – and asking for the Basin Plan’s deadlines to be pushed out so the two states can delay returning water to the river even longer! They’re also blocking the one solution we know can deliver enough water in time – buying back water from people who want to sell.

We need Minister Plibersek to stand firm. That’s why we’ve installed a huge street mural outside her office, calling on her to stand by Labor’s commitment to delivering the Basin Plan in full and on time. Will you add your voice?

Send Minister Plibersek a message, asking her to:

  • Stand firm on the 2024 deadline in the Basin Plan
  • Commit to returning water quickly and responsibly, using methods we know work like buying water from willing sellers
  • Work out a genuine plan to let river water flow and reach the wetlands and floodplains that need it.

Time is running out to save our beautiful river system. This billboard is a daily reminder for Minister Plibersek to fulfill Labor’s election promise to deliver life-giving water to the rivers of the Murray-Darling Basin. Together, let’s make sure she hears the message loud and clear!