Sharman Stone backs the agricultural minister, saying the resource belongs in the primary production portfolio

The Liberal MP Sharman Stone has backed the Nationals’ calls for the agriculture minister, Barnaby Joyce, to be given full responsibility for water issues, saying they should be kept together under one portfolio.

The Nationals are warning Malcolm Turnbull against welching on the spirit of the Coalition agreement by giving a Liberal responsibility for water, implying that such a move would fracture government discipline in the Senate.

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Source: Guardian Environment