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Monday, 15 September 2003
Page: 19979

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives assembled in parliament:

The following citizens of Australia remind the House that the Murray-Darling Basin faces an environmental crisis unless major changes to its management are introduced.

Your petitioners therefore request Parliament to support a referendum to delete Section 100 of the Constitution that gives the states “the reasonable use of the waters or rivers for conservation or irrigation.” In its place a new head of power should be inserted under Section 51 handing control of the basin to the Commonwealth.

by Mr Pyne (from 393 citizens)