Senate debates

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Motions

Murray-Darling Basin

12:07 pm

Photo of Sarah Hanson-YoungSarah Hanson-Young (SA, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

by leave—I move:

(1) That the Senate:

(a) notes with alarm:

  (i) the crisis that has unfolded in Menindee Lakes over the summer with unprecedented fish deaths,

  (ii) the Productivity Commission report into the implementation of the Murray Darling Basin Plan,

  (iii) the findings of the South Australian Murray Darling Basin Royal Commission, and

  (iv) the 1500GL cap on water buybacks for environmental watering,

(b) is of the opinion that the 1500GL cap on water buybacks be repealed;

and

(2) That so much of standing order 111 be suspended, as would prevent Senator Pratt moving that the following bill be introduced at 6 pm today:

A Bill for an Act to amend the Water Act 2007, and for related purposes.

Comments

KENNETH JURY
Posted on 14 Feb 2019 1:19 pm (Report this comment)

What is missing in the debate is a solution. A 17 page Solution for the Murray Darling Basin and the people it serves,
"A Better Way for the Murray Darling Basin" is a major Solution researched and authored by Senior Investigative Journalist in Marine & Aquatic Ecology, Ken Jury of Goolwa in SA, at the end of the basin system.
This document is in the hands of growers throughout the basin.
It allows for a freshwater saving of 2700plus GL/yr with four main adjustments in the Lower Lakes region.
It will mean fresh water otherwise wasted in the Lower Lakes will be vastly reduced while irrigators will reap the rewards.
Several hundred copies of this document are in the hands of growers throughout the basin - and in Canberra.
Contact Ken for a copy!

KENNETH JURY
Posted on 14 Feb 2019 1:19 pm (Report this comment)

What is missing in the debate is a solution. A 17 page Solution for the Murray Darling Basin and the people it serves,
"A Better Way for the Murray Darling Basin" is a major Solution researched and authored by Senior Investigative Journalist in Marine & Aquatic Ecology, Ken Jury of Goolwa in SA, at the end of the basin system.
This document is in the hands of growers throughout the basin.
It allows for a freshwater saving of 2700plus GL/yr with four main adjustments in the Lower Lakes region.
It will mean fresh water otherwise wasted in the Lower Lakes will be vastly reduced while irrigators will reap the rewards.
Several hundred copies of this document are in the hands of growers throughout the basin - and in Canberra.
Contact Ken for a copy!

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