Labor will splash $205 million for basin water entitlements

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Updated February 15 2024 - 10:51am, first published 6:45am
Federal Environment and Water Minister Tanya Plibersek said buybacks are just one tool to recover water. Picture supplied.
Federal Environment and Water Minister Tanya Plibersek said buybacks are just one tool to recover water. Picture supplied.

The federal government has paid farmers, irrigators and water traders around $205 million for 26.35 gigalitres per year of Murray-Darling Basin water entitlements - or $0.007 a litre.

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Jason Gregory

National Rural Affairs Writer

National rural affairs writer for ACM's agricultural print and digital publications, covering federal politics, agri-politics and life in the regions. 2023 National Rural Press Club award winner. Send story tips to jason.gregory@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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