Has water market reform driven dollars from regional jobs?

Mike Foley
September 2 2019 - 4:00am
Farmers say ultimately they can adapt to the increasingly variable water market, but crunch time is coming for processors, risking regional jobs and export value.
Farmers say ultimately they can adapt to the increasingly variable water market, but crunch time is coming for processors, risking regional jobs and export value.

A new risk to jobs in regional Australia is the unintended consequence of free-market reforms, which have pushed water use away from centres of food manufacturing and driven up water prices to unprecedented levels.

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Mike Foley

Mike Foley

National rural reporter

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