#SaveOurRivers Shocking mismanagement of our river systems, surface and underground water. The once healthy Murray Darling River System that flowed from Queensland to NSW, Victoria and South Australia is in a desperate state - and dying - due to inept and greedy policies of the Liberal National Party. Water is Life and food bowls are becoming dust bowls.
We need urgent changes in some farming practices - for example hemp could replace water hungry cotton, and irrigation systems must be improved to conserve water. Towns are running dry. There will be a massive water and climate diaspora beginning this year if the rivers are not attended to immediately.
Tony Burke Minister for the Environment and Water for Labor has plans. I'll be voting Labor in the May Elections and State elections in March.
'Sick of watching Victorian farmers fail, shops close and real estate signs go up, communities in the southern Murray-Darling Basin are forming a range of new groups to fight for their survival.
By their own admission, no-one really knows what to do, but dissatisfaction with the basin plan is such that a number of organisations have been formed to try to do something before it is too late.'
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