Murray-Darling water sell-off scheme announced

Guardian: The government is to sell off water allocations to farmers who operate alongside the Murray-Darling river system for the first time since a deal that aims to end two decades of arguments on how to manage the resource. The Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder, which manages the government's water licences, said up to 10 gigalitres of water allocation would be available for sale in the Gwydir valley, a region of New South Wales which forms part of the Murray-Darling basin. The government owns......

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