‘Not just an idle threat’: Barilaro stands with farmers after ‘kick’ from federal government
The Deputy Premier is standing by his promise to “rip up” the Murray-Darling Basin Agreement if water doesn’t start making its way to New South Wales.
The $13-billion plan has already taken 1300 gigalitres of water away from farmers and communities, with farms dying while ample amounts of water flow past properties and out to sea.
The NSW government has threatened to leave the agreement unless changes are made.
Federal Water Minister David Littleproud has hit back at the comments, warning the decision would not return a single drop of water to NSW.
But Deputy Premier John Barilaro tells Alan Jones he’s disappointed in Mr Littleproud’s remarks but won’t be changing his mind.
“I know I’ve copped it today from David Littleproud… threatening to take away money from the NSW people.
“We’re saying we’ll walk away from the plan if team NSW doesn’t get looked after. That’s not just an idle threat.
“I’m a bit annoyed this morning that David Littleproud decided to have a kick at me.”
Alan also slammed the comments, predicting “David Littleproud’s political career is over. He has no future.”
Click PLAY below to hear the full interview