Farmers demand government get ‘on the right side of history’
More than 3000 people have rallied against the federal government’s water mismanagement, calling on the Water Minister to be removed.
Farmers marched onto the bridge at Tocumwal with an effigy of federal Water Minister David Littleproud that they hurled into the Murray River.
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More than 96 per cent of NSW and 65 per cent of Queensland is in drought or is drought-affected at the moment.
But farmers across both states say they are being destroyed by the inept Murray Darling Basin Plan.
A series of motions were passed, including calls for Mr Littleproud to be removed and for NSW and Victorian governments to withdraw from the current basin plan.
Farmer Carly Marriott joined the protest and tells Alan Jones if their demands aren’t met in two weeks there will be more protests.
“It won’t be 3000 it will be more and more.
“We are going to fight for this from the city, from the country.
“These politicians have to wake up and they need to decide if they want to be on the right side of history.”
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Image: Twitter/ Warwick Long