TERRI BUTLER MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND WATER
MEMBER FOR GRIFFITH
THE HON JOEL FITZGIBBON MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR AGRICULTURE AND RESOURCES
MEMBER FOR HUNTER
GOVERNMENT MUST SUPPORT COMMUNITIES RUNNING OUT OF WATER
After six years of inaction on water security, the Government must act now to help communities which are running out of water.
All Australians will be concerned by the reports of towns facing the possibility of running out of water, and by the potential for suffering and distress as a consequence.
Despite being in office for six years this Government has failed to act beyond establishing a range of committees and positions.
We’ve had a Drought Envoy, a Drought Coordinator, a Drought Task Force and a Drought Summit. Now we’re told the Morrison Government will establish a Water Grid Authority.
Rural Australia does not need committees or taskforces; it needs help to endure one of the most serious challenges to the viability of some of our great inland towns and regional centres.
Scott Morrison is out of touch. He needs to get to work on a practical plan to cope with the drought crisis.
MONDAY, 16 SEPTEMBER 2019