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Inquiry Would Help Fix Water Problems

Andrea Dawkins

Andrea Dawkins  -  Sunday, 24 April 2016

Tags: TasWater, Water, Irrigation, Primary Industries, Environment

Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Water spokesperson

After our long, dry summer it's clear that water management in Tasmania needs addressing, and it needs addressing now.

This week in parliament, the Greens will be moving to establish a Joint Select Committee on water governance in Tasmania.

Our water bodies have been placed in a difficult situation by local councils and the state government and an inquiry into water governance would be a good opportunity for them to outline their challenges.

Recently, Tasmania has faced a litany of water problems with an apparent lack of accountability. We need to know what's going on, water is too important not to get right.

Water is vital for every aspect of Tasmanian life. Our primary producers, our clean green brand, and the health of our people and environment need to protected and a Parliamentary Inquiry would help do this.  

We've already had support from some members of the Upper House for our water inquiry. We hope that Liberal and Labor members will do the right thing by their constituents across the state and join them.