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By Jamie Salter

The very people you trust (politicians) to keep you informed on matters like this have let you down by failing to acknowledge the seriousness of our plight and by pressing on with the plan despite the overwhelming evidence of its failure.

- Australian actor Topher Field

Because of all you people coming up here to make a stand there are people here who will have delegations with Sussan Ley and David Littleproud and rest assured, we will stand our ground and fight as hard as we can.

- Southern Riverina Irrigators chair Chris Brooks

The NSW Government could make a few simple rule changes with the stroke of a pen that will save jobs and lives by giving back the water they took from us in 2002, or what I call the stolen water. I'll be introducing a bill in the new year that creates an online water register so we know which traders and foreign companies own water.

- NSW Member for Murray Helen Dalton

Last December all the ministers gathered at the ministerial council (meeting) and said there's to be no more water taken out of the consumptive pool. Already two projects have been approved and are taking more water out of the pool, we've been lied to and that's unacceptable.

- State Member for Shepparton Suzanna Sheed

A few months ago I put a motion in the Victorian upper house calling on the Andrews Government to pull out of the plan if the feds (federal politicians) wouldn't fix it. Politicians of both major parties in my electorate spoke against my motion, proving they are members against northern Victoria.

- State Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty

I have fought for the farming sector since 1996 and for those people that are here today I acknowledge the dairy farmers and I won't give up until you get a fair farm gate price for your milk.

- One Nation leader Pauline Hanson