Do you support the Royal Commission recommendations?

Do you support the Royal Commission recommendations?

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Do you think the recommendations in the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission report should be implemented? Vote now.

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Royal commissioner Bret Walker had plenty to say in his report on the Murray-Darling Basin, making 44 recommendations and 111 findings.

These include rewriting the Murray-Darling Basin Plan – which he deems to be unlawful in its present state – as well as recovering more water through buybacks from irrigators, investing in Basin communities and comprehensive studies of groundwater and water harvested on floodplains.

He also called for a new metering regime for harvesting of overland flows, and said climate change had not been factored into the Basin Plan calculations, so a new regulatory body should be established to develop adaptation policy.

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