The cotton industry has welcomed the Federal Government’s recent release of the Report of the Independent Review of the Water Act 2007 conducted by the then Parliamentary Secretary for Water, Senator Simon Birmingham.
The report looks closely at the Murray Darling Basin Plan, the main product of the Water Act 2007, and considered more than 70 submissions – including Cotton Australia’s.
Cotton Australia’s Policy Manager for Queensland and Water, Michael Murray, says the findings of the report appear to be generally positive for irrigators and the cotton industry.
“We welcome the release of the Federal Government’s report and we will take the necessary time to absorb the detail,” Mr Murray says.
“In forming our submission, Cotton Australia worked closely with our allies including the National Farmers’ Federation, National Irrigators’ Council, Queensland Farmers’ Federation and the NSW Irrigators Council to give farmers a strong, united voice.”
“Our organisation will continue to engage with the Federal Government and allied organisations to ensure the Murray Darling Basin Plan takes into account social, economic and environmental outcomes equally.”
“Cotton Australia would like to thank the Review Panel and chair Mr Eamonn Moran PSM QC for their detailed work in formulating the findings and recommendations.”
Cotton Australia is the peak representative body for Australia’s cotton growing industry.
Cotton Australia media contacts:
Policy Manager for Queensland and Water, Cotton Australia
0427 707 868
Communications Manager, Cotton Australia
0488 189 502