Farmers say they are priced out of water auctions by miners

By John Ellicott
Updated March 1 2019 - 12:12am, first published February 28 2019 - 11:30pm
Farmers are fighting against the Vickery mine extension. They say water resources are already under too much pressure. Photos by Rachael Webb.

A groundwater auction at Gunnedah has revealed how little clout farmers have in the drought with mines hungry for extra water.

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