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States join forces in salinity battle

McKaige, B. (1984) States join forces in salinity battle. 2 April 1984. [Publication] [Special Collections]


The Murray-Darling Basin's salinity problem are the most important environmental threat to the nation. Since Federation, the three States in the basin, Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales have pursued their own water management interests, more often than not to the disadvantage of the others. Flood irrigating in northern Victoria has inadvertently made the Murray River as salty as sea water for their South Australian counterparts. Last week, a historic agreement was reached when the Federal, Victorian, New South Wales and South Australian governments created a Murray-Darling Basin Commission to combat salinity and environmental problems in south-east Australia. Senator Gareth Evans, Federal Resources and Energy Minister said the four Governments planned to pass simultaneous legislation by September with the new Commission coming into operation on 1 January 1988.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58409
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