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Greens' submission to Murray Darling Basin Authority calls for final plan to be legal and respectful of science

The Australian Greens have sent their submission to the Murray Darling Basin Authority, urging it ensure the final plan respects the best available science and is legal under the Water Act 2007.

"The draft plan fails the river and the community by ignoring the views of some of Australia's top scientists including the CSIRO, Goyder Institute and Wentworth Group," Greens' water spokesperson, Sen. Sarah Hanson-Young, said.

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Heed top scientists' advice and fix flawed Murray Darling draft plan

The Federal Government must heed the advice of Australia's top scientists if the plan to save the Murray Darling river system is to achieve its purpose and have longevity, the Australian Greens said today.

"Our top scientists are concerned about the negative consequences of extraordinary increases in groundwater extractions included in the draft plan, as are the Greens," Greens' water spokesperson, Sarah Hanson-Young, said.

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