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'Outraged' - Broken Hill nearly ran out of water and no-one listened, say residents -

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Angry, cheated and left behind - that's how many people living along the Murray-Darling river system are feeling after revelations on the ABC's Four Corners program that billions of litres of water earmarked for the environment have instead been used on cotton farms in northern New South Wales.

Broken Hill, in far-west New South Wales, nearly ran out of water two years ago and residents are angry that nobody listened to their concerns about the state of the river.


Darria Turley, Mayor, Broken Hill
Joanie Sanders, Broken Hill resident
Don Stewart, Broken Hill resident
Alan Whyte, Irrigator
Don Ramsland, general manager, Walgett Shire Council