The Murray Darling Basin Plan has been delayed yet again, after NSW and Victorian governments put pressure on the Authority not to go ahead with the release planned for this month. They say there’s still debate about the modelling, which outraged farmers last year when the Authority initially proposed buybacks of 3500 gigalitres of water.
Greens Senator and Spokesperson for water, Sarah Hanson-Young, says the delay is yet another example of state interests overriding the national interest when it comes to water. But Professor Mike Young, Executive Director of The Environment Institute at The University of Adelaide, has hopes for a new solution to the drawn-out debate.
This story first appeared on The Wire.