Buybacks a 'lazy option', says David Speirs; Labor hoses down concerns

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December 9 2023 - 4:30pm
Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone and SA Liberal leader David Speirs at Swan Reach. The pair believe the use of water buybacks in the delivery of the Murray Darling Basin Plan will lead to negative outcomes for regional communities. Picture by Quinton McCallum
Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone and SA Liberal leader David Speirs at Swan Reach. The pair believe the use of water buybacks in the delivery of the Murray Darling Basin Plan will lead to negative outcomes for regional communities. Picture by Quinton McCallum

Opposition concerns about the impacts of water buybacks on regional communities are unfounded, according to SA's Water Minister Susan Close, who says adjustment mechanisms will be in place to account for any unintended consequences.

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