Healthy Rivers Ambassadors supporting Murray-Darling Basin Plan

Healthy Rivers Ambassadors have been meeting recently with key politicians about the Murray-Darling Basin Plan. These meetings have been an encouraging start to establishing relationships with central players as the Basin Plan rolls toward implementation.

State Minister for Water & Environment Ian Hunter welcomed the formation of our group and encouraged us to continue lobbying to support the Plan.

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Healthy Rivers Ambassadors Anne Jensen, Liz Frankel & Rosa Hillam meeting with Minister Ian Hunter

Federal Senator Anne Ruston gave us a 100% iron-clad guarantee that the Plan will be implemented by 2019, with full bi-partisan support in the federal parliament. Riverland MP Tim Whetstone indicated strong support for the MDB Plan from the South Australian State opposition.

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Healthy Rivers Ambassadors Liz Frankel, Kate Strachan & Anne Jensen meeting with Senator Anne Ruston (left), with MP Tim Whetstone and Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder David Papps (back)

Federal MP Rebekha Sharkie from the Nick Xenophon Team agreed that we need to get water back on the political agenda at both state and federal levels.

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Hon Rebekha Sharkie, Member for Mayo

Healthy Rivers Ambassadors is a group of citizens from across the Murray Darling Basin who represent a diverse range of communities and interests including Traditional Owners, agriculture, irrigation, science, fishing, tourism, art and local communities. We support delivery of the Murray Darling Basin Plan in full and without delay.

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Healthy Rivers Ambassadors Liz Frankel, Howard Jones & Anne Jensen attend the Water For Nature workshop at Banrock Station

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About redgumgirl

Dr Anne Jensen is an environmental consultant with a passionate interest in sustainable management of our natural resources, particularly the River Murray and wetland environments. She is particularly interested in using photographs and stories to explain issues around water and protecting natural ecosystems in terms that are understood by the wider community, so that we can manage our environment sustainably for our common future.
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