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Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance calls for basin plan changes

By Rodney Woods

The Australian Taxpayers' Alliance, a grassroots advocacy group representing the nation’s taxpayers, has called for revision of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

“While Scott Morrison made a valiant attempt to help drought-stricken farmers, he is offering them a Band-Aid for a brain aneurysm,” Australian Taxpayers' Alliance communications manager Emilie Dye said.

“Farmers need water, not government handouts.

“Protestors bemoan our imminent extinction all while ignoring a real man-made environmental crisis hitting our farmers.

“The Murray-Darling Basin Authority has implemented water limits in order to achieve nonsensical environmental goals.

“By flushing fresh water into the ocean, the MDBA is hurting both the river ecosystem and the farmers dependent on that water.”