$300m support package for 'social and economic' impacts of Basin buybacks

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Updated June 12 2024 - 2:48pm, first published June 11 2024 - 3:16pm
Labor has pledged a $300 million support package for regional communities impacted by its voluntary water buybacks. Picture by Ray White Mildura.
Labor has pledged a $300 million support package for regional communities impacted by its voluntary water buybacks. Picture by Ray White Mildura.

Labor has pledged a $300 million support package for Basin communities set to be impacted by voluntary water buybacks under a revamped Murray-Darling Basin Plan proposing to restore 450 gigalitres of water to Australia's largest and most important river system over the next three years.

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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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