Greg Hunt describes passage of legislation as a signature moment in water reform as Greens accuse him of ‘caving in to hardline Nationals’

The Abbott government has won Senate support to set a 1,500 gigalitre cap on the amount of water it can buy back from the Murray-Darling basin.

The passage of the legislation – which the government says is designed to promote certainty for farming communities across the river system – comes as the Coalition continues to negotiate with crossbench senators on its push to transfer responsibility for environmental approvals to the states and territories.

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Source: Guardian Environment