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Premiers pour cold water on PM's plan

Media Release
Rachel Siewert 8 Feb 2007

"I'm pleased to see that the Premiers have resisted pressure to make a snap decision on this complex issue," said Senator Siewert today.
"I urge them to keep the pressure on Mr Howard to do the homework he should have done before rushing to announce his big spending plan," she said.
The Greens renewed their call for the Prime Minister to make the planning process transparent and accountable, and to release details of priorities, targets and timelines for public scrutiny.
"I am disappointed to hear that the Prime Minister continues to reject calls for water resource management within the Murray Darling Basin to be regulated by an independent statutory authority," said Senator Siewert.
"We are waiting with bated breath for the release of the details of the proposed new relationship between the renewed Murray Darling Basin Commission, the commonwealth and the states," she concluded.

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