Bill to force NSW state MPs to declare water ownership
Helen Dalton MP, the Shooters, Fishers & Farmers Party Member for Murray, joins Michael to discuss her attempt to launch a bill to create an online register outlining the water holdings of all individuals and corporations (foreign and domestic).
Having been revealed that big foreign owned water speculators like Websters and Duxton Waters were using Environment Minister Matt Kean’s environmental water account to store water, save money and maximise their profits, Ms Dalton says this is why we need a water register, to expose these dodgy deals.
Her bill was passed recently by the Upper House with the support of One Nation, Labor, Independents, The Greens & Animal Justice… though later voted down 47 – 44 in the Lower House with the Liberals & Nationals voting against it.
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