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Drought and water policy blamed for 100 more job losses in Riverina

The prospect of one of SunRice’s lowest-ever crops, will see 100 workers retrenched at its mills in the New South Wales Riverina region.

It brings the total of job losses with the company to 230 since November 2018.

SunRice has also released a report it commissioned, examining the impacts of policy on the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

It’s revealed there’s been disproportionately lower water available for general security entitlement owners in the southern basin.

Rural reporter Eddie Summerfield spoke with Chairman Laurie Arthur.

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