Senate Select Committee on the Northern Australia Agenda close on 20 September 2019

by 12 September 2019
Dear ANDEV Colleagues

Please be advised that submissions to the Senate Select Committee on the Northern Australia Agenda close on 20 September 2019. 

This Committee was set up by the Opposition parties in the Senate when the 45 th Parliament began sitting. The Government has stated in Hansard in the Senate that it was opposed to this Committee being established as such matters can be handled by the existing Joint Standing Committee that has members from both Houses.  


The Standing Select Committee on Northern  Australia ( with representatives  from both House of Parliament) is  holding an Inquiry with submissions closing on 15 November 2019.



Regards

Imants Kins
Co Chair
ANDEV

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  1. There’s a lot of talk at the moment about building dams and it would be a shame to lose this momentum and see government go back to sleep on the issue , The need for dams and Water Pipelines is not disputed but there is serious Buck Passing as to who’s fault the lack of action is . In the real world , Australia has to build or rebuild seven dams per year to have the same water storage as it has now in 2060 , Dams have a used by date of around 100 years , We have seen the beginning of the decline in Australia’s dams with the damage to a dam in Mackay and the need to reduce the holding capacity . Australia has 500 dams and many of those are nearing their Best By date , In 2060 over 300 of those dams will be affected by Old Age . Storage capacity reduced and protocols adjusted .