The Great Australian Party

APP

Water Policy

Water is the only resource that Australia lacks; therefore, it is essential to conserve this valuable commodity.

We propose an integrated catchment management plan to be developed and implemented Australia-wide, to ensure adequate storage and supply of water and prevent its degradation.

Water management practices to eliminate salination. The discharge of sewerage to bay or ocean outlets, to be phased out and the reuse of treated grey water and wherever possible the piping of it inland for irrigation, hydrating fodder nurseries in drought affected areas and improving flow of river systems.

We do not believe in the commercialisation of a God given resource for the exploitation of Australians and for the profit of a few.

The Great Australian Party (GAP) believes that water is so important that it should have its own portfolio. As the world’s driest continent (after Antarctica), Australia must use its water resources wisely. The main problem is more one of unequal distribution and storage rather than shortage.

We propose water management practices to provide adequate storage, eliminate salination and the discharge of sewerage to bay or ocean outlets. Reuse of suitably treated waste grey water and wherever possible the piping of it inland for irrigation & improving the flow of inland river systems.

We do not believe in the commercialisation of a God given resource for the exploitation of Australian’s for the profit of a few. Environmental fundamentalism is driving policies that are eroding our property rights through variously increasing the regulatory burden. (Water charges and Council of Australian Governments (COAG)).

We oppose Agenda 21 and other Illegal United Nations (UN) treaties including COAG, UN and World Bank Water Resources Management agreements that involve the charging of farmers for rainwater that falls and is stored on their properties.

Section 100 of The Constitution: The Commonwealth shall not, by any law or regulation of trade or commerce, abridge the right of a state or of the residents therein to the reasonable use of the waters of rivers for conservation or irrigation. We encourage a board of farmers to be involved in water management and the conservation.

We oppose COAG management of water resources, as the focus is not on improving water supplies. To the uninitiated it means they are going to corporatise the catchment areas, then privatise them, then foreignise them.