Senator’s Deni visit

By Deniliquin Pastoral Times

South Australian Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, from The Greens, will be in Deniliquin today to talk water and the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

The visit was confirmed yesterday by the Senator’s office, but a schedule of her visit and who she will meet with was not confirmed before the Pastoral Times went to print. It is believed meeting will include the Murray Regional Strategy Group.

It is unclear whether meetings will continue Wednesday, with the office confirming the Senator would stay in Deniliquin overnight.

A spokesperson from the Senator’s office said the Deni trip was planned specifically following the enhanced media coverage surrounding the science used to justify decisions outlined in the Basin Plan, and the impact it is having on farming communities.

‘‘We have been watching the pre-amble to tonight’s Four Corners program,’’ the spokesperson said yesterday.

‘‘The Senator wanted to speak with people who are affected, and to reiterate calls for a royal commission into the Basin Plan.

‘‘We’re all seeing all the money being spent, but we’re not seeing many outcomes so far.’’

More on the Senator’s visit in Friday’s edition.