Save the Murray Darling Basin Plan

The shocking news of the Murray Darling Basin began with the ABC’s Four Corners program and has continued more recently with the mass fish kills. 

This ecological disaster is now becoming a national emergency.

Labor wrote to the Prime Minister and asked for urgent action – but just like on the issue of climate change – they have been dragging their feet.

While acknowledging the drought is extreme, the nature of this is unprecedented and requires an immediate national response informed by experts. 

Please sign the petition to show your support for Labor to get the Murray Darling Basin Plan back on track. You will receive important email updates from me as announcements occur on this issue.

When Labor was in Government we got the Murray Darling Basin Plan in place after a century of conflict and the entire plan is now at risk.

The purpose of the reform was to restore the system to health, but the plan becomes meaningless if there is no integrity to the system for measuring water.

The Murray Darling Basin plan must be delivered in full and on time if there is any hope for the health of the basin.

As Environment Minister I worked tirelessly to get this Plan in place and fought hard to get all the states on board. I want your help to fight for the Murray Darling Basin Plan.

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EnvironmentTony Burke