National Water Reform Inquiry: submission in response to draft report

22 March 2021

“Despite frequent references in the Draft Report to the challenges posed by population growth, nowhere is it acknowledged that this growth is avoidable and occurs at the discretion of the Federal government through its control of immigration and its promotion of higher birth rates. The Commission has noted the impacts of a growing human population on water availability yet has failed to suggest any initiatives to counter it. A reduction in population growth – or an end to it – is by far the most powerful and amenable weapon in the armoury of measures to combat future water risks.”

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