Wednesday, 6 February 2013
Water Amendment (Water for the Environment Special Account) Bill 2012; In Committee
I would like you to answer it, Senator Farrell, and I was in the chamber at the time. My question refers to your answer earlier but, if you could, I would like you to repeat it for Senator Nash's benefit at this particular stage of the proceedings so she can fully participate with her unique knowledge of irrigated agriculture and communities in New South Wales, something she knows so much about. My question is: if the existing on-farm efficiency programs are not taken up in a significant way by farmers, how will the government achieve its 450-gigalitre target?