MDB plan set to pass in spite of community angst

Gregor Heard
Updated November 30 2023 - 12:01pm, first published November 29 2023 - 11:37am
The government has the numbers to push ahead with its Murray Darling Basin Plan reforms but rural communities are far from happy. File photo.
The government has the numbers to push ahead with its Murray Darling Basin Plan reforms but rural communities are far from happy. File photo.

The Albanese government has the numbers to pass its planned amendments to Murray Darling Basin (MDB) plan laws, with the Greens and independent senator David Pocock pledging their support this week for the reforms in spite of fierce opposition from farmer lobby groups.

Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

National Grains Industry Reporter

Gregor Heard is ACM's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his 15 years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector.

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