Water ministers are meeting this Sunday 4 August to discuss the Murray Darling Basin Plan. Can you call the Victorian Water Minister Lisa Neville and ask for a comprehensive water audit?
The Basin Plan is supposed to return more water to Australia’s struggling rivers. But recently an ABC FourCorners investigation raised concerns that big irrigators are rorting the system. Much of the focus has been on NSW and the terrible impacts of not enough water in the rivers, and so far there’s been little scrutiny in Victoria.
Billions of dollars in public money is being given to businesses to upgrade their irrigation infrastructure. It’s supposed to make their farms more water ‘efficient’, but we don’t know how much water has actually been saved, or if it has been returned to rivers.
We need a water audit to get to the bottom of this – read the guide below and call the Minister this week!
Please call Water Minister Lisa Neville today.
Her number is 03 9637 9654
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