Nats: Saffin must re-affirm Clarence diversion stance

Kevin Hogan
Kevin Hogan Jacklyn Wagner

AFTER the Governor of NSW, Marie Bashir said water from the Northern rivers should be piped to agricultural farmers along the Darling River last week during a visit to the State's far west National Party hopeful Kevin Hogan has come forward with comments criticising her position.

"Now I think the clever people in Australia have to be devising a way of channelling the water, of preserving the water whether it's from a pipeline from the gulf rivers or the Northern Rivers of NSW and bringing them down into the Darling," Ms Bashir said.

Nationals candidate for Page Kevin Hogan was keen to flag the fact he is opposed to water being diverted from the Clarence River.

"While I have the utmost respect for Her Excellency Marie Bashir, I must voice my vehement opposition to any plans to pinch water from the Northern Rivers," Mr Hogan said.

"These plans have been rehashed time and time again, and each time the people of the Northern Rivers have made their position loud and clear - not a drop of our water should be diverted to the Darling.

"Ms Bashir's comments may have won a few fans in Menindee, but she's in for a shock if she thinks they will get any sort of a hearing within our local communities.

"Anyone with grand designs on our water should consider themselves on notice - Northern Rivers people won't stand for it, and I will be doing my utmost to make sure it is never allowed to happen.

"I would call on the local Member to offer a similar guarantee, rather than standing idly by and allowing these outrageous plans to go unchallenged."

 Check in later today for Member for Page, Janelle Saffin's response to Mr Hogan's call.

Topics:  marie bashir, national party, northern rivers, river diversion




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