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Call For Flexibility In Murray-Darling Basin Authority Plan

SYDNEY

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) has hit back at criticism it takes a robotic approach to implementing the plan to carve up water across the river system. Nationals senator Bridget McKenzie said farmers on the ground and representative bodies were concerned about the authority's lack of flexibility. MDBA chief executive Phillip Glyde said the organisation was hearing similar criticism in more strident terms. But he defended the authority, arguing changes to the plan needed to gain approval from basin governments and parliaments.

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