Irrigators disappointed by Labor’s basin policy
The federal agriculture minister has labelled labor’s Murray Darling Basin policy as a hoax, designed to grab South Australian votes.
In December, all basin states signed off on all water recovered from the river system must have neutral or positive socio-economic impacts.
But Labor now wants to revert to the original socio economic impacts.
It’s also proposing to strip the MDBA of its compliance actions, and move it to the EPA.
To find out what what it’ll mean for producers who are reliant on the river system rural reporter Eddie Summerfield caught up with National Irrigators Council Chief Executive Steve Whan.