Certainty offered for MDBP
THE Queensland Farmers’ Federation has welcomed the expiration of the parliamentary disallowance period for the Northern Basin Review instrument, providing certainty for farmers, irrigation-reliant communities and the environment.
QFF president Stuart Armitage said the Senate could no longer repeal the NBR through a disallowance motion, meaning northern Murray Darling Basin communities would retain an extra 70GL of water while still delivering environmental outcomes.
“The NBR will provide much-needed certainty for Queensland farmers and Basin communities and represents a workable way to achieve environmental outcomes while minimising the economic and social impacts on many Basin communities,” Mr Armitage said.
“With the NBR locked in, 36GL less water will now be recovered from Queensland – a much-needed and welcome reprieve.”
BASIN PLANNING: QFF has welcomed the expiration of parliamentary disallowance.