Declaration urges fundamental changes

ABC News
Monday 5 February

Billions of dollars have been wasted along the Murray-Darling Basin on irrigation projects that have failed to achieve their intended environmental outcomes, a group of 12 concerned Australian academics says.

The group, which includes economists and some of the nation's top water scientists, released a declaration in Adelaide this morning urging fundamental changes to the way the system is administered.

Those changes include halting subsidies and grants to irrigators that have been introduced under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

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Martyn Pearce