First Nations groups say it is a national disgrace that almost no water in Australia’s largest river system is owned by Aboriginal people and are calling on the Federal Government to deliver on a 2018 commitment to help traditional owners buy water.
- First Nations groups say governments should be ashamed that Aboriginal Australians do not own more water
- Water Minister Keith Pitt says he is frustrated by delays in delivering $40 million, promised in 2018, to help Indigenous people buy water
- Less than 1 per cent of the water in the Murray-Darling Basin is owned by Aboriginal people
Brendan Kennedy, a Tati Tati man from Victoria and a traditional owner, says governments must act urgently to help First Nations people access water…