Doorstop interview, The Domain, Sydney – Basin Plan Guide consultation, Government advertising

  SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Tony Burke has become the missing man of Murray-Darling Basin reform. He’s not showing up to communities to engage in the consultation process. In stead, he’s leaving it to public servants to front angry and aggrieved people whose futures are on the line.   Equally, Tony Burke and the Labor Government now appear to…

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PM Agenda, Sky News Australia – Basin reform consultation, new parliamentary inquiry

  DAVID SPEERS: As we mentioned earlier, the Government is, well, starting to react to the growing anger from farmers and local regional communities to the Guide to the first draft of the Murray-Darling Plan. Simon Crean, the Minister for Regional Australia, says he understands those concerns, particularly for those who think that the impact on…

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Tony Burke must front up

  Water Minister Tony Burke must front up and attend some of the Community Information Sessions being conducted by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority into its Guide to the proposed Basin Plan.   More than 600 concerned and passionate locals attended the first of these sessions in Shepparton today, expressing their frustrations at the proposals within…

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Media conference (Joyce-Birmingham), Parliament House – Release of the Guide to the proposed Basin Plan

  BARNABY JOYCE: First of all, thank you very much for being here. I acknowledge from the start the impediments that have been placed before the fourth estate on this one, how ludicrous it is that we’ve had separate lock-ups. This is not the fault of the Commission [Authority], it’s the fault of the Labor Government. In this new,…

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