Senate debates

Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Matters of Urgency

Climate Change: Water

5:10 pm

Photo of Perin DaveyPerin Davey (NSW, National Party) Share this | Hansard source

Senator Patrick, if you would like to take away the dams, congratulations; you bring that argument upstream and—

Senator Patrick interjecting—

Senator Patrick, I am not saying got rid of the barrages; I have never said that. What I am saying is that the barrages as they currently exist and operate will be compromised by rising sea levels thanks to climate change. The conversation needs to be had about how we manage the Lower Lakes and the barrages to address that instead of just looking upstream saying, 'Just add more.' It has to stop.


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