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The Murray-Darling Basin is the lifeblood for our communities, wildlife, 20,000 farms and millions of people.

But right now, a few rogue irrigators in NSW appear to be stealing billions of litres of river water. 

Despite alarming evidence of illegal activity, it looks like people at the highest levels of the NSW government have done nothing to stop them. Instead, they appear to have shut down active investigations, leaked confidential documents and helped irrigators find loopholes to abuse the rules.

We have a duty to protect our river so everyone who calls the basin home – the people, wildlife, farms, critters and cities – can thrive for generations to come. 

The Murray-Darling Basin Plan sets out fair rules about how much river water people can take.

Will you sign the petition to demand Malcolm Turnbull stop the vested interests and make everyone follows the rules of the Basin Plan?

Prime Minister Turnbull, your party paved the way for a plan that would fairly represent the needs of the whole basin, from the biggest towns to the smallest critters. Now, we call on you to make sure the Basin Plan:

  • Is overseen by transparent institutions we can trust to look after our rivers and ensure everyone plays by the rules.
  • Legally dedicates 3,200 GL of river water to our rivers so they can flow with more natural cycles of flooding and drying
  • Removes barriers and outdated rules so our rivers can replenish natural floodplains
  • Uses the best available science to manage the current and future impact of global warming

By signing this petition, you're showing your support for every town, turtle, farm, fisherman, red gum, retailer, critter and community who depend on a healthy basin.


Together, let's stand up for the plan that gives us all a fair go and keeps our river flowing for everyone – not just the ones with the deepest pockets. 

To see some of the basin community petitions that make up our unified movement for our rivers, check out our movement page on Change.org

This campaign is supported by the Lifeblood Alliance: a coalition of environment, Indigenous and community groups who are standing up for healthy rivers in the Murray-Darling Basin.

Latest Supporters

Alexandra 2017-10-17 14:54:27 +1100
Please isten to we the people who love Australia and want a sustainable future.
Phillipa 2017-10-17 11:11:08 +1100
We need some action in regard to the Murray-Darling Basin so that transparent irrigation rights can be established and the health of the river systems restored.
Doug 2017-10-17 09:56:11 +1100
Oliver 2017-10-15 17:43:51 +1100
Theft of water in the upper Murray-Darling Basin not only steals from downstream communities, it destroys habitat. The Australian Government needs to ensure the MDB agreement is properly implemented and enforced.
Phil 2017-10-14 20:15:43 +1100
PM Malcolm Turnbull please protect our river systems and stick up for the Murray Darling Basin Plan.
Josephine 2017-10-14 20:06:02 +1100
Bette 2017-10-14 10:36:12 +1100
Pls. do what’s right and common sense, so protect our environment instead of destroying it! Thank you!
Rita 2017-10-13 15:51:51 +1100
Jenny 2017-10-12 12:20:43 +1100
Make the system fairer.
John 2017-10-12 12:00:31 +1100
farmers who have stolen water and sabotaged pump meters must face justice for this theft and fines of the millions they made from this stolen water.
Robert 2017-10-10 08:44:44 +1100
I want to know why our head politicians work for their own self interests and not for the good of our country or it’s people. I am discussed with what is going on in our country.
Leeanne 2017-10-10 07:20:32 +1100
Jacqui 2017-10-09 18:47:38 +1100
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Mark 2017-10-09 12:21:07 +1100
Fanitsa 2017-10-09 10:54:28 +1100
Henning 2017-10-09 09:38:38 +1100
Please stop these greedy thieves. They care about no-one and nothing, as long as they can steal more water than they are allocated in order to make more money.

Please do all in your power to bring on a police investigation, that these low thieves and also those who knew it was going on and allowed it to continue, may be prosecuted forf their selfish actions.
Catherine 2017-10-08 20:51:47 +1100
Christine 2017-10-08 12:29:52 +1100
As climate change affects rainfall access to clean water must remain fair, equitable, regulated and mindful of environmental impacts.
Rachel 2017-10-08 06:43:13 +1100
Stella 2017-10-08 06:37:37 +1100
Kirsty 2017-10-07 20:08:08 +1100
We need a Royal Commission into the theft of water by the greedy irrigators and charges laid if found guilt
jan 2017-10-07 17:01:29 +1100
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Elizabeth 2017-10-07 17:00:07 +1100
Lyndon 2017-10-07 14:02:52 +1100
Debra 2017-10-07 09:57:21 +1100
We have seen far to much government corruption. It needs to stop!
Steve 2017-10-07 08:15:00 +1100
Peter 2017-10-07 05:58:52 +1100
Lea-anne 2017-10-06 21:38:36 +1100
nancy 2017-10-06 20:19:19 +1100
Kathryn 2017-10-06 19:52:22 +1100