Rules put in place before the national Murray-Darling basin plan favour larger irrigators, say experts and farmers

Farmers and water experts say New South Wales government rule changes could be causing more water loss to the Murray-Darling river system than before the national plan was put in place.

The Barwon-Darling water-sharing plan, which governs the rules in the north of NSW, was signed off by the then primary industries minister, Katrina Hodgkinson, in 2012, just before the national Murray-Darling basin plan was approved.

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