Opinion

Murray-Darling Basin buybacks may be easy option but economic and social pain may prove too costly

By Robbie Sefton
November 26 2023 - 6:00am
Robbie Sefton, inset, says it is critical to get the management of the Murray-Darling Basin right. Pictures supplied/ by Matt Cawood
Robbie Sefton, inset, says it is critical to get the management of the Murray-Darling Basin right. Pictures supplied/ by Matt Cawood

The Murray-Darling Basin is one of the most agriculturally, environmentally and culturally significant systems in Australia but, unfortunately, it's also one of the most fraught when it comes to its management and the competing interests that underpin policy priorities and decisions.

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