Revealed: The $50.5m water deal to improve ACT river health

Karen Barlow
Updated November 29 2023 - 5:12pm, first published 10:49am

The Albanese government's proposed Murray Darling Basin overhaul is set to pass Parliament after key crossbencher, independent ACT senator David Pocock, secured a $50.5 million package to improve the health of the upper Murrumbidgee River that flows through the ACT.

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Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on

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