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  • signed Murray Darling Rivers 2020-04-30 10:52:04 +1000
    That & stop the rush to draw down water from the Menindee Lakes scheme especially when it is released on top of a flooded system

    Sign the Petition: Buy back water to revive the Murray Darling

    Time is running out, our rivers are dying. The rivers in the north that feed the Darling are being sucked dry, affecting the whole Murray Darling system and causing wildlife and ecosystems to suffer. The water recovery target for the Murray Darling Basin plan has not been met despite the Plan coming into effect on 1 July 2019. 

    The Lifeblood Alliance, which QCC is part of is calling for the buy back of water to revive the Murray Darling. The Lifeblood Alliance consists of environmental, indigenous and community groups committed to keeping the rivers, wetlands and floodplains of the Murray darling basin healthy for the benefit of current and future generation. 

    Join us to call on Keith Pitt (Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia) and members of the Murray Darling Basin Ministerial Council to buy back water to revive our the Murray Darling. 

    We the undersigned call on you to give our native fish, waterbirds, wetlands and river communities a fair go.

    The Murray Darling Basin Plan came into effect in July 2019 but the full water recovery target has not been met. The shortfall of 47.5 billion litres is well within the 1500 billion litre Cap on buybacks and must be recovered as a matter of urgency.

    The quickest, cheapest and most efficient way of recovering this water is by immediately reinstating voluntary water licence buybacks through an open and transparent tender system.

    A large percentage of the shortfall is in the Northern Basin where recovered water will benefit the Darling River and communities all the way to the River Murray.

    We must Revive our Rivers. We call on you to bring back water buybacks now.

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