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Do we need to build dams to drought-proof our nation but also protect against floods?

Under the Australian constitution, state governments have the authority to approve building dams to store water for use when it's needed

Press the audio button to hear comments by Member for Mackay Julieanne Gilbert, Federal Water Resources Minister David Littleproud and Member for Dawson, George Christensen.

Now, perhaps more than ever before, all levels of government must work together to secure adequate reserves into the future of that most precious commodity - water.

Dam flood release

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