MDBA: Protesting won't "turn on the taps"
In response to the convoy to Canberra by farmers and irrigators calling for a pause to the Murray Darling Basin Plan, the Murray Darling Basin Authority says that protesting will not "turn on the taps".
In a statement issued by the authority, CEO Philip Glyde says that implementing the Plan is not easy and not without challenges. However, it remains the best pathway for securing the future.
"Pausing or ditching the Basin Plan wouldn’t turn the taps or pumps on—and it wouldn’t alleviate the pain being felt in these communities during drought."
They did acknowledge that everyone has the right to peacefully protest and to voice their opinion and that it’s important that different viewpoints are part of improving water management in the Basin.