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Murray Darling Basin job shock as water buyback hits farms

Murray Darling Basin job shock as water buyback hits farms

NATALIE KOTSIOS, The Weekly Times August 3, 2016 12:00am

UP TO 35 per cent of agricultural jobs have evaporated from communities in the Murray Darling Basin’s upper reaches under the Federal Government’s water clawback plan, startling new data shows.

The “horrific” figures for basin towns in Queensland and northern NSW — garnered from new research by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority — have led to renewed calls for water recovery targets to be lowered, as the socio-economic effects are fully considered.
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