The winds of political change, water the bargaining chip
On 15 September 2015 the ABC reported that the Nationals had secured responsibility for water as part of changes in portfolio control concurrent with the appointment of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

This significant shift in the control of water will influence the impact of water use by farmers and that permitted for healthy river systems. To what extent there is accountability for water use and the provision of information will remain to be seen.

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