XENOPHON SELLS OUT SA

Senator Nick Xenophon has today proven that despite his tough talk, he’s willing to sell out South Australia at the first opportunity to vote with the Turnbull Government on draconian anti-worker legislation.

So much for sticking up for the water rights of South Australia, the driest state in the driest inhabited continent in the world. Senator Xenophon has made it crystal clear that his latest stunt was all about Nick Xenophon the politician, not the people of South Australia.

Rather than securing the 450 GL of water at issue, Senator Xenophon has secured a promise to talk about the Murray-Darling Basin plan at COAG and to have the privilege of asking public servants questions at Senate Estimate hearings. Only hours earlier, the Agriculture and Water Minister, Barnaby Joyce, made it clear that he is prepared to walk away from the Murray-Darling Basin plan.

South Australian Labor Members of Parliament and Senators will not play the same empty self-serving games as Senator Xenophon; we will continue to fight for the rights of South Australia and the full implementation of the Murray-Darling Basin plan.

SENATOR THE HON PENNY WONG
LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN THE SENATE
LABOR SENATOR FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA

 

SENATOR DON FARRELL

DEPUTY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN THE SENATE
LABOR SENATOR FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA

 

SENATOR ALEX GALLACHER

LABOR SENATOR FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA

 

MARK BUTLER MP

MEMBER FOR PORT ADELAIDE

 

NICK CHAMPION MP

MEMBER FOR WAKEFIELD

 

KATE ELLIS MP

MEMBER FOR ADELAIDE

 

STEVE GEORGANAS MP

MEMBER FOR HINDMARSH

 

AMANDA RISHWORTH MP

MEMBER FOR KINGSTON

 

TONY ZAPPIA MP

MEMBER FOR MAKIN