Will the Premier live up to his grandstanding?

The Weatherill Labor Government has agreed to South Australia giving up another 83 gigalitres under the Basin Plan.
 
Liberal Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone said South Australia’s sustainable diversion limit (SDL) would fall to 481GL under the Basin Plan.

The Weatherill Labor Government has agreed to South Australia giving up another 83 gigalitres under the Basin Plan.
 
Liberal Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone said South Australia’s sustainable diversion limit (SDL) would fall to 481GL under the Basin Plan.
 
“While the Premier has been grandstanding and pretending to be a champion for river communities, he has secretly agreed to South Australia being burdened with another 83GL of cuts,” Mr Whetstone said.
 
“That’s a total cut of 28 per cent from the State’s 2009 baseline diversion limit.
 
“South Australia has already given up its 101GL in-valley target. In the Government’s submission to the Murray Darling Basin Authority, the Premier demanded that SA give up no more water.
 
“The Premier must come clean on where this 83 gigalitres is going to come from.
 
“The Premier must give an iron-clad guarantee that not a drop of extra water will come from irrigated food producers in the Riverland and South Australia to meet this additional burden.”

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