“The more Labor talks about Murray-Darling Basin reform the more they contradict each other,” Senator Birmingham said.
“According to Julia Gillard they will do whatever it takes to implement the MDBA’s plan.
“According to Tony Burke this is an independent authority and the Government won’t interfere in its deliberations.
“According to Simon Crean it is up to the Government to produce the plan.
“Now that they’ve buck passed it to a parliamentary inquiry they need to ‘fess up’ that Julia Gillard is backflipping on her election promise.
“It’s time for the truth from Labor. It’s time they stopped speaking with forked tongues on Murray-Darling Basin reform.
“This government has botched the water reform process, just like everything else they touch and are now contradicting themselves left, right and centre as they panic in response to understandable outrage from Basin communities.”