Australia’s Murray-Darling river basin is drying up. As the water levels drop, South Australia’s Premier Mike Rann declares that diversion from the basin is an act of environmental terrorism and should be treated as a crime against the Australian people.
“It is a criminal offence, and anyone siphoning water off illegally, in my view, should be locked up, rather than the fines that I am told are currently in place,” Rann says. According to The Australian, Rann is soon to recommend to the Murray-Darling Basin Commission that such diversion be indictable.
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Source: The Australian