Traditional owners in Murray-Darling Basin take fight for water rights to governments

Traditional owners in Murray-Darling Basin take fight for water rights to governments

Indigenous group seeking to restore Victorian wetland demands ‘cultural flows’ in case that could provide a template for others wanting water justice

Cultural flows, or water rights for First Nations communities, are one of the biggest unfulfilled promises of the Murray-Darling Basin plan.

But now a group of traditional owners has put together a detailed project to restore a culturally significant lagoon, and is demanding the federal and Victorian governments deliver meaningful, legal water rights to enable the project to go ahead.

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