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The Guardian

Environmental groups have accused the federal government of paying a record price to retrieve water for the environment by funding irrigators to make savings through efficiencies. But environmental groups say this amounts to paying a record $20,000 per megalitre for water in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area, almost eight times what would be paid if the government was to buy water rights on the water market. Click here to continue reading

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