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Cotton Australia disappointed in SA water mismanagement revelations

  • By: Farm Tender "Prime"
  • Oct 13, 2017

Cotton Australia has expressed disappointment at media reports that South Australia withheld 45 giglatres of environmental water intended for the Murray Darling Basin, instead diverting it further south for residential and irrigator use.

The organisation’s General Manager, Michael Murray, said the revelation about the SA Government’s actions in December 2015 to March 2016 – made today in The Australian newspaper – came in the lead-up to a critical time for the future of the Murray Darling Basin Plan.

“These revelations are particularly disappointing given South Australia’s vocal criticism in the past of water management in other states,” says Cotton Australia General Manager, Michael Murray. “Indeed, South Australian Water Minister Ian Hunter himself was amongst those who recently slammed water management practices in NSW following media attention on the Barwon-Darling.”

“It is completely hypocritical of the South Australian Government to call for investigations into water management in other jurisdictions whilst at...
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