12 June, 2018

Murray Darling Basin Plan

The NSW Irrigator's Council submission to the SA Royal Commission should be compulsory reading for all those who attack the irrigation industry and the cotton and rice industries in particular. Whilst any submission from irrigators on water usage will always be subject to the "they would say that" syndrome, the submission is clearly expressed and loaded with defensible facts. I would particularly draw attention to 'Illegal Take' on page 5, 'Irrigated Crops' on page 7 and 'Darling River and Menindee Lakes' on page 8. Once again the ABC are shown to have done Australia a great disservice with biased reporting.