THE DLP SUPPORTS THE BUILDING OF NEW RESERVOIRS
The DLP supports the building of new reservoirs for the conservation of water and to mitigate the damage by flooding.
A detailed and accurate report should be conducted, and made public, to establish the accurate levels of all water storages that are relevant to those waters held and licensed on the behalf of the Commonwealth. (CHEW)
There should be an immediate cessation to all water buy-backs, as well as a stop to all restraints removal programs and studies.
The DLP will call for an immediate moratorium on the Murray-Darling Basin Plan (MDBP)
Legislation will be introduced that will set in place compensation for any person, entity, business or industry that has been negatively impacted by the current, or previous, acts by any government legislation since the MDBA process began.
Water is an Australian asset and should be legislated to remain in Australian ownership. Water should only be able to be owned by users and producers, and not be able to be corporatised. All water acts should be brought up for review, and all government departments relevant to the MDBA should be evaluated, wound back, and where possible disbanded. Ongoing funding for water initiatives that have been enacted should be continued until an analysis, that does not have a detrimental effect on involved stakeholders, can be completed. An enquiry with the involvement of all bodies that are affected by a federal water plan should be recommended, and there will not be a sunset clause or completion date set down, until a realistic time frame can be recognized.
BUILDING OF NEW RESERVOIRS
To assist farmers in growing more and larger crops, as well as an increase in capacity in preparation for the 10 year drought cycle.
NO MORE WATER BUY-BACKS
There will be an immediate stop of all water buy-backs from farmers.
MORATORIUM ON MDBP
The DLP will call for an immediate moratorium on the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.
NO CORPORATISATION OF WATER
Water is an Australian asset and as such it will remain in Australian ownership.
BETTER CONTROL OF WATER
A detailed and accurate report of all waters held and licensed on behalf of the Commonwealth will be drawn up, and plans made to increase water storage.