More water for Family farms
At long last after traversing the Murray Darling Basin from St George in Queensland, Broken Hill and Griffith in New South Wales, Canberra ACT, Echuca and Shepparton in Victoria, the Senate Inquiry into the Murray Darling Basin Plan heard evidence in my home state of South Australia. Witnesses in Goolwa and Renmark provided unique and helpful perspectives on how past management of the Murray River in South Australia has affected them, and how family farms are recovering from drought. The inquiry is considering a number of exciting options for better water management so we can use more water in family farming. The Inquiry report is due in March 2016. Committee members, plus Nick Xenophon, and two local representatives, were photographed below at the Renmark riverfront.