Call for change: Mildura man airs concern to Prime Minister

THE signing into law of the first national plan for the Murray-Darling Basin has upset Mildura’s Dudley Marrows so much he’s written to the Prime Minister and the Governor-General.
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“As far as I’m concerned the existing Murray-Darling Basin Plan is infantile,” the 95-year-old war veteran airman and high profile Sunraysia vegetable and citrus grower said.

“We cannot assess this plan without knowledge of what’s happening all over the globe.

“Australia will be called upon to accept greater population and as a result will need greater primary production – food – and the infrastructure to go with it.

“Extra water is needed – and it’s there.

“Climate change will bring greater rainfall that needs to be stored and appropriately used.

“Australia needs leadership to take appropriate action.

“I’m so concerned that I’ve written to both the Prime Minister and the Governor-General stating it’s my belief that in these critical times that a non-political cabinet be formed such as existed in World War II in Britain – I was there, I know – it brought everybody together.”

He said the basin plan did not provide the nation with the opportunity to produce more food for ourselves and the world.

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Worried: Mildura’s Dudley Marrows has aired his concerns over the Murray-Darling Basin Plan. Picture: Clancy Shipsides

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