The Federal Government’s move to disallow the listing of the River Murray as “critically endangered” has been welcomed by the State Liberals’ Shadow Water Minister Michelle Lensink and Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone.
Mr WHETSTONE (Chaffey) (15:43): I rise to speak about spring in October in the Riverland and Mallee. It really has been quite an opening of the season, particularly with everyone noting that when spring is upon us, everything springs to life—all the plants, the flowers, the trees, the vines—everything shows signs of life. I would like to mention some of the events that are happening in the region, particularly the Riverland and Mallee, and it is a showcase of what the region has to offer.
The Weatherill Labor Government must come clean about how much water South Australia will have to give up, and where it is going to come from, as part of its share in the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, says Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone.
Premier Weatherill must ensure that his Labor Government reopens the Riverland Sustainable Futures Fund following revelations that businesses still have no information about how to access the remaining $5.1 million.