Winter 2019: A thirst for certainty: irrigation in the Murray-Darling Basin

Winter 2019: A thirst for certainty: irrigation in the Murray-Darling Basin

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Irrigated agriculture has been one of the most contentious issues of 2019. Calls for a Royal Commission into the management of the Murray-Darling Basin are an indication of just how high emotions have been running on this issue. While it is arguable that when no-one is happy it is probably close to the correct outcome, it is nevertheless disappointing that the policy settings which deliver certainty to all stakeholders do not seem to have emerged.

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