Stand up for the Murray-Darling

Stand up for the Murray-Darling

Winding across five states, the Murray and Darling rivers feed into hundreds of tributaries and creeks and some 30,000 wetlands. These wetlands and waterways nourish ancient river red gums and are nurseries for fish, frogs and turtles. They’re the last refuge for many threatened species and a place for birds migrating from as far away as the Arctic to rest.

And they sustain 20,000 farms, towns, cities and millions of people.

But right now, a handful of rogue irrigators and their political backers are lobbying hard against the Murray-Darling Basin plan. They’re trying to erode it ...

Winding across five states, the Murray and Darling rivers feed into hundreds of tributaries and creeks and some 30,000 wetlands. These wetlands and waterways nourish ancient river red gums and are nurseries for fish, frogs and turtles. They’re the last refuge for many threatened species and a place for birds migrating from as far away as the Arctic to rest.

And they sustain 20,000 farms, towns, cities and millions of people.

But right now, a handful of rogue irrigators and their political backers are lobbying hard against the Murray-Darling Basin plan. They’re trying to erode it, bit by bit, so they can rig the rules and take more than their fair share of river water.

Enough is enough. 

It’s time for people who care across the basin to come together and keep the pressure on our governments to finish what they started.

Will you email your elected representatives and tell them to stand up for our rivers by sticking to the Murray-Darling Basin plan?

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