The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) welcomes the opportunity to provide a
submission to the 2020 Productivity Commission National Water Reform Issues Paper.
Since its creation in in 2004, the National Water Initiative principles have served as provided an enduring framework which has advanced water reform in Australia.
Significant progress has been made and material outcomes have been achieved. While there is more work to be done to meet the original outcomes, it is time for the National Water Initiative principles to be renewed and refocused to incorporate lessons learnt in the past three decades of reform and to address material challenges in the future.
The scale of future challenges is concerning and must be underpinned by an enduring blueprint to guide future water reform in the national interest and the interests of agriculture.
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