Coali­tion and La­bor strike a Basin deal

Western Times - - NEWS -

THE Fed­eral Government has struck a deal with La­bor to en­sure the Mur­rayDar­ling Basin Plan re­mains in­tact.

Wa­ter Min­is­ter David Lit­tleproud and his op­po­si­tion coun­ter­part Tony Burke agreed to quash a Greens dis­al­lowance mo­tion in the Se­nate last Mon­day that would have led to the NSW and Vic­to­rian Gov­ern­ments walk­ing away from the wa­ter plan.

“I’m ex­tremely pleased to have reached agree­ment with La­bor, which means we’ll de­liver the en­tire Mur­ray-Dar­ling Basin Plan, in­clud­ing the North­ern Basin Re­view,” Mr Lit­tleproud said.

“I reached out across the aisle to seek bi­par­ti­san­ship and aimed to pro­vide lead­er­ship on this is­sue from day one. We rarely achieve last­ing re­sults by go­ing to war.

“La­bor and Tony Burke cre­ated the plan and I’m de­liv­er­ing it as I promised to.

“This agree­ment fi­nally pro­vides cer­tainty to the two mil­lion peo­ple who live in the Basin.”

PLAN IN­TACT: Mara­noa MP David Lit­tleproud ad­vo­cat­ing to se­cure a bet­ter Mur­rayDar­ling Basin Plan.

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