Murray Darling Basin
We know how crucial the Murray Darling Basin is for Australia’s food production and economy. We support reforms that will keep the system healthy all the way up from the Murray Mouth, wind back the over-allocation of water and restore precious ecosystems so they can keep sustaining Australia.
The Greens want to see reforms that will return enough water to flush the pollutants out of the system each year and improve South Australia’s usable water stocks. They should also assist all Basin communities to build their jobs and economies and restore our internationally recognised wetlands and productive agricultural areas to good health. We recognise that this is one of the key reforms facing Australia over the next decade and we have to get it right.
We believe that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people must have the opportunity to participate in water catchment planning and management, and there should be no new large-scale dams on Australian rivers.
27 Feb 2013
A Greens motion opposing the Newman Government’s plans to repeal Wild Rivers legislation has been supported by the Senate.
28 Nov 2012
The current Murray Darling Basin Plan will not save our nation’s most important river system, despite the Government&rsqu...
26 Nov 2012
With the nation’s most important river system on the line, it is crucial that we get the Murray Darling Basin Plan right ...
22 Nov 2012
Christine Milne and Sarah Hanson-Young responded to the Government's Murray Darling Basin Plan, and responded to questions on a...
22 Nov 2012
The Australian Greens will be moving to improve the inadequate Plan that was revealed by Tony Burke today.
21 Nov 2012
Christine Milne and Sarah Hanson-Young addressed the pressto comment on the Government's punitive asylum seeker policy and the ...
19 Nov 2012
Senator Penny Wright spoke on the Water Amendment (Long-term Average Sustainable Diversion Limit Adjustment) Bill 2012
17 Nov 2012
The Greens have said today that Barnaby Joyce is a danger to the river and the Government is at real risk of locking in environ...
13 Nov 2012
The Australian Greens will move to cement the Government’s recently announced 3200GL target for the Basin Plan as the abs...
13 Nov 2012
Christine Milne and Sarah Hanson-Young joined Mark Parnell in South Australia to comment on the World Energy Outlook, the Royal...