Our detailed policies in this portfolio will be released by the Policy Development Committee as we work towards the upcoming federal election. Please refer to our values and core policies in the meantime.
Water Policy - Plan for Prosperity
Farms, businesses and whole communities in rural Australia are dying as a consequence of irrational intrusion into the management of water by the Turnbull-inspired Federal Water Act and the current Murray Darling Basin (MDB) Plan. While costing us billions, these intrusions fail to correct environmental problems, destroy communities across the MDB and dehydrate aquatic habitats.
Australian Liberty Alliance has a nation-building plan to stop the mismanagement and return water and prosperity to our rural communities. The key elements of ALA's Plan for Prosperity are:
- Abolish the failed Murray-Darling Basin Plan in its current form. Reform or restructure the Murray-Darling Basin Authority so it can fulfil the needs of the Australian people.
- Incorporation of an 'Australian Commonwealth Infrastructure Fund' with Snowy Hydro Ltd as base asset, acting as the vehicle to fund the proposed nation-building projects.
- Construction of new dams and reservoirs as well as the transfer of water to provide safe, sufficient and reliable water supplies for our cities and regional agricultural zones.
- The increased use of hydro-electrical power for base load power supply, driven by generators in new dams, as part of ALA's national energy policy.
- The development of water grids to link up existing and new water storages of cities and regional zones as an efficient way of assuring reliable water supplies during periods of drought.
- Construction of new dams, reservoirs and diversions to expand and create additional irrigation areas to increase food production, return job opportunities and prosperity to regional areas and advance Australia's position as a trusted supplier of high-quality food products within the APAC region and around the world.
- Increased recycling and reuse of waste and grey water to conserve freshwater.
Australia must have access to healthy and affordable local seafood. We are committed to a sensible re-opening of our fishery grounds and effective protection from illegal foreign fishing.