Dear Water Ministers: Do your job

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Send federal Water Minister Tanya Plibersek and Victorian Water Minister Harriet Shing a message, calling on them to commit to urgently recovering vital water promised for our rivers.

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After years of delays and mismanagement from our governments, the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) has said we now can’t deliver all the water promised to our rivers on time.

We’re 750 BILLION litres short – vital water needed to keep the river flowing, help waterbirds breed, and nourish the wetlands in the Basin. With the next drought around the corner, failing to return more water will spell disaster. 

Right now, federal and state Water Ministers are negotiating what can be done before the Basin Plan’s key June 2024 deadline. It’s one of the most important decisions on the future of the Murray-Darling. We can’t waste this moment.

We’re calling on our governments to act urgently to recover as much water as we can, as quickly as possible, to give our rivers a fighting chance! Will you send a message to our federal and state Water Ministers, Tanya Plibersek and Harriet Shing, asking them to show the bold leadership our rivers need?  

As negotiations continue, we need to flood our governments with messages from right across the Basin – so they feel the urgency of acting now. Personal messages from passionate people, showing why you care about the river and want it protected, can make a huge difference.