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Basin Plan doubt
Friday, 20th January, 2012
Some of Australia’s leading ecology experts have called on the Federal Government to reject the Murray Darling Basin Authority’s (MDBA) Draft Plan into water reform.
The eminent group of Australian scientists, including environmental campaigner Professor Tim Flannery, made their statement on the draft Plan early this week, stating the document lacked the most basic information required to allow anyone to make an informed decision on the future management of the Basin.
“The absence of this information makes it impossible for the community, science or Parliament to understand the implications or have confidence the Plan has any prospect of delivering a healthy working river,” they say.