Special water rights for the mining industry such as those granted to the Adani mega-mine should be scrapped as part of urgent reform to the way water is managed in Australia, the Productivity Commission says.
|The Minerals Council of Australia said the provisions|
took into account the "atypical" water needs of
the mining industry.
The commission’s report into national water reform warned that doing nothing or waiting until the next drought “could create a major legacy of future problems”.
Read The Age story by Nicole Hasham - “Special water rules for mining should go, Productivity Commission says.”