Coalition and Labor strike a Basin deal
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.