Since the screening of the Four Corners program ‘Pumped’ over a fortnight ago, the Australian irrigation industry and the cotton industry has been under sustained pressure from a number of environmental NGOs, media and some politicians.
Cotton Australia, and many irrigator groups, has taken the deliberate decision not to engage in a debate via the mainstream media. Instead, Cotton Australia has been gathering the facts, engaging with growers and briefing key decision makers to put our position forward and correct the inaccuracies that have appeared in the media over the past fortnight.
With a number of government inquiries underway, Cotton Australia will be using these opportunities to explain the true regulatory environment that our growers work in.
Cotton Australia will also be publishing a number of fact sheets to address some of the allegations levelled against the industry in the media.
For example, in the Barwon-Darling - which has been the main focus of allegati...
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