Monday, 26 March 2007
- That the Senate:
- the listing of the Murray-Darling Basin in the WWF study ‘World’s top 10 rivers at risk’,
- that threats such as invasive species, over-allocation and climate change are the reasons the river system has been listed as ‘at risk’, and
- the report’s recommendations that returning significantly greater environmental flows to the river will have major benefits in reducing the prevalence of some invasive species and improving river health; and
- calls on the Government to begin purchasing water licences without further delay in order to return environmental flows to the Murray-Darling river system.