Ask PM Turnbull to deliver the Murray-Darling Basin Plan

For a thriving basin, our river needs to flow from source to sea. It's time for Malcolm Turnbull to follow through on the fair water plan that has been a decade in the making.

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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 and their political backers are lobbying hard to rig the rules and erode the Basin Plan so they can take more than their fair share of river water.

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

Will you sign the petition to demand Malcolm Turnbull say no to the vested interests and deliver the Basin Plan on time and in full?

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

  • 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  • Removes barriers and outdated rules so our rivers can replenish natural floodplains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
  • Is overseen by transparent institutions we can trust to look after our rivers and ensure everyone plays by the rules.

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. #Source2Sea

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

It’s important for you and your party to go ahead and deliver on the Basin Plan in full, the sooner the better. Without living rivers and oceans our futures are grim.
julie 2017-06-24 21:18:46 +1000
Mary 2017-06-24 18:16:32 +1000
Camilla 2017-06-24 16:42:38 +1000
Merril 2017-06-24 16:39:52 +1000
Peter 2017-06-24 15:58:16 +1000
Anne 2017-06-24 09:00:47 +1000
Please keep the river systems healthy and viable for the ecosystem and future generations
Kerry 2017-06-24 07:31:19 +1000
Abbi 2017-06-24 00:37:40 +1000
John 2017-06-23 23:31:15 +1000
Penny 2017-06-23 18:19:25 +1000
Dean 2017-06-23 18:11:13 +1000
Jennifer 2017-06-23 16:47:39 +1000
Dallas 2017-06-23 15:43:12 +1000
Please give South Australians a fair go.
Wendy 2017-06-23 14:50:13 +1000
Gerry 2017-06-23 13:45:44 +1000
Margaret 2017-06-23 12:57:30 +1000
We r losing too much
Joanne 2017-06-23 11:26:06 +1000
Rodney 2017-06-23 11:07:54 +1000
june 2017-06-23 09:46:29 +1000
We need to stand together to protect our water for future generations.
Sally 2017-06-23 07:00:42 +1000
The Murry River is the life line of this country. We need to STOP people from raping the river system for their own personal greed by selling that water off to the highest bidder. It is wrong and immoral for our government to allow this to continue.
Lynton 2017-06-23 04:26:10 +1000
Back the basin plan today. Our futures may depend on it
Linda 2017-06-23 03:27:36 +1000
The LAND has no life without water – therefore neither will anything else. WHY is there no “common sense”? Is it bribes & corruption?? Surely must be – when even “Blind Freddie” can see where this will leed!!
Carol 2017-06-22 23:54:41 +1000
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Kerry 2017-06-22 21:45:53 +1000
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Kristy 2017-06-22 20:48:19 +1000
planet first politics last
derek 2017-06-22 20:42:43 +1000